Founded in 1895 in Paris, Le Cordon Bleu is the leading global network of culinary arts and hospitality management institutes with more than 35 schools in over 20 countries. Our teaching methodology “watch, do, learn” is conveyed in demonstrations followed by practical sessions overseen by our Chefs All Le Cordon Bleu programmes are taught in French and/or English

Le Cordon Bleu Paris offers various programmes from certificate courses to executive education courses to international students. Le Cordon Bleu Paris has launched MBA and two Bachelor of Business programmes taught in English.

At Le Cordon Bleu Paris, all BA students have an opportunity to obtain a certificate in Cuisine or Pastry during the second year. Students can choose a Le Cordon Bleu campus in the world to attend this compulsory course. However, the place will be reserved depending on the availability of seats.

Le Cordon Bleu Paris aims at training students to develop their careers anywhere in the world and in any areas related to the service industry. Foreign language abilities are one of the criteria that international luxury companies request.

Paris is the ideal location choice for studying culinary arts and techniques, guaranteeing an unforgettable cultural experience in the world capital of gastronomy, fashion and luxury. Take the first steps towards your ambitions at our new campus in the heart of Paris and be inspired to develop your passion for the culinary arts and hospitality management under the supervision of our prestigious Chefs and teachers.

Located by the Seine River and close to the Eiffel Tower, Le Cordon Bleu Paris features state of the art facilities providing the latest and most innovative opportunities in culinary and hospitality management.

Paris is the capital of gastronomy, culture, trend-setting, luxury and tourism, with over 100 Michelin-starred restaurants, and hotels, bars, bakeries and pastry shops at every corner. Such variety means that students can take the opportunity to foster their future career and have the experience of a lifetime. France is the first touristic country in the world and welcomes more than 85 million international tourists each year. Who could ask for more than to have the gastronomic capital of Paris as a campus! Discover the different districts of Paris and discover.

Student Life

At Le Cordon Bleu Paris, students have the opportunity to study at the brand new, state of the art flagship campus in Paris. Located just next to the Seine, close to the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty, students benefit from some of the most advanced facilities and equipment to prepare for tomorrow’s hospitality in the world.

Students benefit from the global international network at Le Cordon Bleu Paris! Thanks to alumni and professional partners, our students are constantly informed on the new trends, exchange the latest ideas, different international and local events etc.

Our tuition fees are very competitive if you compare with other foreign institutions. Furthermore, students have an opportunity to gain professional experiences during their studies through the internships.

Non-European students joining Le Cordon Bleu Paris with the Schengen visa will be able to travel to 28 countries in Europe.

Available Programmes

Bookmark Course Programme Degree Level Duration Tuition
Culinary Arts MBA in in International Hospitality and Culinary Leadership Masters 10 months € 27,000
Culinary Arts Bachelor of Business in Culinary Arts (with internship) Bachelors 3 years € 14,000 per year
Hospitality Bachelor of Business in International Hospitality Management (with internship) Bachelors 3 years € 14,000 per year
Culinary Arts Grand Diplome 9 months € 48,700
Culinary Arts Diplome de Cuisine with Internship pathway 15 months € 31,500
Culinary Arts Diplome de Patisserie with Internship pathway 15 months € 25,850
Culinary Arts Diplome de Patisserie Innovation and Wellness 3 months € 7,750
Culinary Arts Diploma in Gastronomy, Nutrition and Food Trends 3 months € 7,500
Culinary Arts Diplome de Boulangerie 3 months € 13,300
Culinary Arts Diploma in Plant Based Culinary Arts 3 months € 8,000
Culinary Arts Wine and Management Programme 10 months € 20,950
Culinary Arts Diploma in Culinary Management 3 months € 7,200

FAQs

  • Is it essential to speak French to study at Le Cordon Bleu Paris Institute?

Le Cordon Bleu Paris offers French lessons for students and future students. More information can be found at: https://www.cordonbleu.edu/paris/fle-french-courses/en

All theory classes (excluding Business Bachelors) are bilingual, English/French. It is, therefore, not necessary to speak fluent French. It is, nonetheless, crucial to have a firm command of either French or English in order to get the most out of the classes.

The Bachelors, and Restaurant Management Diploma, are taught in English. It is, therefore, essential to master the English language to get the most out of all of the classes.

Language skills are tested during the admission interview.

  • Why study in France?

Campus France lists 10 reasons to study in France and why France is a host country for international students.

  • Is it possible whilst studying?

A number of students work whilst studying in order to finance their career plans and gain experience. To work at the same time as following the training programme, the student must be exceptionally organized and have a flexible employer.

For foreign students, it is important to be aware that a special visa is sometimes required to work legally in France.

If you are in possession of a long-stay student residence permit, you are allowed to carry out paid work as a secondary occupation during your studies in France (totalling a maximum of 964 hours per year). You do not need any form of authorization. Your employer must declare your employment at the prefecture. In the following 3 cases, however, you must request a work permit: if you are Algerian, or need to work for more than the authorized amount of time, or are in possession of a temporary 6 month visa.

Information on visas: http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/venir-en-france/

  • Do you need to have Culinary Arts knowledge or working experience before apply for one of the Diploma?

It is not necessary to have knowledge or experience in the culinary domain. The majority of students do, in fact, come from very different fields. Many students are looking for a change of direction or career.

  • What are the Admission Criteria?

Culinary Arts Diplomas - Cuisine, Pastry, Internship Pathway, Patisserie Innovation and Wellness, Gastronomy, Nutrition and Food Trends, Plant Based Culinary Arts, Boulangerie and Culinary Management: Admission based on application file At least 18 years of age Baccalaureat qualification or equivalent

Wine and Management Programme: Admission based on application file and interview (in person or via Skype) At least 18 years of age Baccalaureat qualification or equivalent

Bachelors degrees: Admission based on application file and interview (in person or via Skype) At least 18 years of age Baccalaureat qualification or equivalent Level of English: a score of 5.5 in the IELTS test or a score of 63 TOEFL IBT (Language skills are tested during the interview)

MBA in in International Hospitality and Culinary Leadership:

Admission based on application file and interview (in person or via Skype) Undergraduate degree or equivalent (copy of previous diplomas requested) Detailed résumé and recommendation letter(s) if any Justification of 3 years of professional experience using management skills Knowledge of the hospitality, tourism and gastronomy sectors English level IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL minimum 80

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