Building on over a century of tradition and excellence, the Le Cordon Bleu network is committed to innovation and best practice in Gastronomy, Hospitality, and Management and honours its commitments through an expanding international network of teaching, learning, and research conducted in conjunction with the development of products and services. While being an independent entity, the Le Cordon Bleu network also works collaboratively with industry, training, and university partners to ensure rigor, relevance, and exemplary enterprise.
1. Surround Yourself with Traditions of Excellence
Le Cordon Bleu is considered by many to be the world’s premier culinary arts institute.
With over 120 years of teaching experience, the Le Cordon Bleu network has remained committed to providing a solid foundation in best practices in Gastronomy, Hospitality, and Management.
Graduates become part of a great tradition of excellence, with credentials that will set them apart from the competition in a demanding and changing environment.
2. Learn from our Distinguished Faculty
Over 80 Le Cordon Bleu chefs from the finest kitchens and Michelin-starred restaurants pass on their knowledge and experience daily to their students. Not just instructors, they are mentors providing lifelong inspiration and support to graduates.
The faculty at Le Cordon Bleu includes university professors, international personalities, and specialists in the tourism and hospitality sectors.
3. Receive A World-Class Education
Le Cordon Bleu also offers the most complete and comprehensive training in classic French culinary techniques available today, with many hands-on hours in teaching kitchens under the guidance of world-class chefs.
4. Earn a Great Career
Each graduate leaves Le Cordon Bleu with the skills to launch an exciting career not only in the world’s leading restaurants, hotels or resorts, but also as a journalist, author, instructor, consultant, or entrepreneur.
5. Be A Part of Our Alumni Network
Le Cordon Bleu programs start students on a journey that inspires excellence, creativity, innovation, and personal enrichment allowing them to embark on successful careers or personal pursuits.
Over the past 100 years, Le Cordon Bleu has produced many famous graduates, including Dione Lucas, Julia Child, Nancy Silverton, Nathalie Dupree, Eric and Bruce Bromberg, Allen Susser, James Peterson, Lydia Shire, Giada De Laurentiis, Virgilio Martínez Véliz, Gaston Acurio, and Ming Tsai just to name a few.
6. Meets the Needs of Tomorrow’s Culinary and Hospitality Industry
Le Cordon Bleu courses are up-to-date and industry-relevant. With innovation and new technologies, Le Cordon Bleu continually adapts its academic programs to the future needs of the culinary, tourism, and hospitality industries.
Why Study in Ottawa?
Canada is respected as one of the most peaceful nations in the world and with the picturesque capital of Ottawa labeled as the safest city in the nation. Ottawa's rich history in gastronomy, a flair for French architecture, and range of national historical sites make it the perfect place to invest in a premier culinary arts education.