Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School: Culinary Arts College and Technique Restaurant
Le Cordon Bleu culinary school offers education for Miami’s future chefs, caterers, pastry chefs and bakers. Le Cordon Bleu culinary school combines the classical techniques and training of Paris’ Le Cordon Bleu with modern American practices.
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts aims to teach future chefs how to prepare food in quantity, ensure sanitation in the kitchen, and create masterpieces of dining that are both delicious and attractive. Students can take classes in food preparation, classical cooking skills, and restaurant operation and management.
Established in 2003, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts is located halfway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale in Miramar, Florida. The school is a 15-month certification program, with a 12-month series of instructional classes and hands-on labs, and then a three-month real-world externship.
The accredited school offers certification programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, hospitality and restaurant management, and non-professional cooking classes.
Le Cordon Bleu’s non-professional cooking classes range from Cajun cooking, to tapas of Spain, to cake decorating. Classes are held on campus and are $90. They are designed for food lovers and are taught by Le Cordon Bleu chef instructors.
Students in the culinary arts program study curriculums overseen by a certified master chef. Students have access to large industry-equipped kitchens and tools, and get the chance to practice skills in both a student run restaurant and a real-world externship. The school states that students will learn more than 450 culinary proficiencies in the cooking labs.
In the student-run Technique Restaurant (located at 3221 Enterprise Way, Miramar), students prepare a straightforward menu for diners. Reservations are required, and the restaurant is only open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. The focus is on cooking and practicing the craft with simple elegance. A three-course lunch is $10, a three-course dinner is $12, and a five-course dinner is $15. Dishes on the menu include three-onion soup gratin with sour dough crouton and melted Gruyere cheese, lobster endive salad, roasted chicken, and pumpkin crème brulee.
Le Cordon Bleu Miami hosts several events a year, including cooking demonstrations and open houses.
Applicants to the school must provide a high school diploma or equivalency, application fee, enrollment agreement and undergo an interview. Le Cordon Bleu offers tuition planning assistance to all students and financial aid is available.
Posted on February 24, 2012 by Margaret Matia Rankovic