Le Cordon Bleu Partners with the hit FOX Series “MasterChef” to Launch
MasterChef Cooking Classes Throughout the United States
Classes nationwide teach passionate, non-professional chefs to improve techniques
CHICAGO (June 23, 2011) – Are you an amateur chef looking to ramp up your skills and show-off your cooking talents? Le Cordon Bleu, the leading provider of culinary arts education in the United States, announced today an exclusive partnership with the international hit culinary show “MasterChef,” which airs Monday and Tuesday nights on FOX, to offer on-going MasterChef Cooking Classes taught by Le Cordon Bleu Chefs at each of the 16 Le Cordon Bleu campuses throughout the U.S.
"With the worldwide cache of the MasterChef brand, and its success in the US market, a partnership with a market leader like Le Cordon Bleu was a natural fit,” stated Chad Bennett, Reveille’s Vice President of Brand Development and Production.
“Whether you’re a culinary enthusiast cooking for family or throwing a sophisticated party, there’s a MasterChef class for you.” added Brian Williams, senior vice president of Le Cordon Bleu at Career Education Corporation. “Our chef instructors have tremendous knowledge and passion to share with those who wish to take their culinary skills to the next level, much like the contestants on MasterChef.”
Taught by Le Cordon Bleu chef instructors, each MasterChef class will include the MasterChef Mystery Box and focus on a specific culinary topic that will help the passionate cooks learn new skills and advance their current techniques. Upcoming sessions include Baking 101, International Cuisine 101 and Seasonal Cuisine 101, with specialties such as A Celebration of France and The Ultimate Appetizer Party. Classes will take place twice a month beginning July, 2011. For more information on the upcoming MasterChef classes and to locate the campus nearest to you, visit: www.chefs.edu.
About Le Cordon Bleu
Le Cordon Bleu (LCB) is one of the largest providers of quality culinary arts education worldwide. Our network of 16 schools in the United States offers culinary students a hands-on education with faculty dedicated to providing students with the necessary skills, knowledge, support and guidance to pursue fulfilling career opportunities in the culinary arts. Le Cordon Bleu cannot guarantee employment or salary and is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. MasterChef courses are currently not offered for college credit. For more information about Le Cordon Bleu, go to www.Chefs.edu.
Le Cordon Bleu ® and the Le Cordon Bleu logo are registered trademarks in North America of Career Education Corporation.
Around the world, “MasterChef” is one of television’s leading television reality series that sets out to find the best amateur cooks. First produced in the UK in 1990 and then reinvented by Shine TV in 2005, today the show has tapped into a global appetite, being produced in over 28 countries and fast becoming a leading consumer brand. MasterChef is a registered trademark of Reveille Independent, LLC and used under license.
Reveille is part of the Shine Group, one of the world's most respected and prolific production companies in scripted and non-scripted television. A leading production studio focused on exploiting worldwide intellectual property rights in scripted and unscripted television and digital entertainment, Reveille is also a world leader in creating integrated marketing opportunities for advertisers. Reveille is known for popular and award-winning hit series including MasterChef, The Biggest Loser, The Office, The Buried Life, Ugly Betty, The Tudors, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, Shear Genius and Parental Control. Reveille has partnerships with both Microsoft and Yahoo! to develop original online series for brands. Web series include Fit to Boom for Subway, It’s Everybody’s Business with Jack and Suzy Welch for Microsoft, Who Knew? for Toyota and Real Life Makeover for Walmart. Recent television series include Paula Abdul’s Live to Dance on CBS. Through its distribution arm, Shine International, Reveille distributes its extensive library of programming to more than 150 countries.