Le Cordon Bleu

A respected and recognized culinary school..

As cooking shows and gourmet meals gain popularity, the occupation of chef has also gained popularity. There seem to be culinary schools all over that offer a top tier education in the various arts of food creation and service. It’s not uncommon to be watching television and see an ad for Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Le Cordon Bleu locations are scattered throughout the U.S. and offer specialized training in culinary arts, baking arts and hotel and restaurant management. There are general education classes that are taught with all of the areas of study.

The Culinary Arts curriculum includes basic cookery, culinary arts concepts and hospitality supervision. There are several cities in which classes are held so you don’t have to worry about relocating to attend school. Hospitality and restaurant management is a program that is only offered on limited campuses of Le Cordon Bleu schools. If that is the emphasis you desire, some relocation might be involved. With fourteen locations throughout North America, you’re sure to be able to find one that’s not too far and can give you the culinary education you are seeking.

- Several campuses to choose from
- Choose from culinary arts, hotel and restaurant management and patisserie and baking
- Professional training in the art of cooking
- Respected culinary college

- Associates and certificate programs are only degree options
- Not much information available on web site
- Must contact school directly for most information

The cost for the programs at Le Cordon Bleu Schools is not disclosed through the web site. In order to get the cost for the program you are interested in, you must directly contact the school location that you would attend.

Certificate programs offered:
- Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking

Associate’s degree programs offered:
- Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts – 84 weeks
- Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts – 60 weeks

Le Cordon Bleu offers campus locations in the following areas:
- Austin
- California
- Chicago
- Atlanta
- Dallas
- Las Vegas
- Minneapolis/St. Paul
- Miami
- Orlando
- Pennsylvania
- Scottsdale
- Western Culinary Institute (Portland, OR)

By Le Cordon Bleu offering multiple locations they reach out to many more students. Le Cordon Bleu is still adding locations so if there is not one in your area, it could be coming soon.

Student life isn’t addressed due to the many locations that Le Cordon Bleu operates. Each campus is going to be different. Student life information could be obtained once you contact the specific location that you plan to attend.

Having a passion for food and loving to cook can result in more than just great meals for you family. You can hone that passion into a career with proper training from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. There are multiple locations to choose from and you have your choice of three different curriculum to follow. The restaurant industry is always growing and you would be able to create gourmet meals for people on a daily basis with the proper culinary training. Take the time to look into Le Cordon Bleu schools if cooking is your past time. You might be well on your way to creating culinary masterpieces in a big way.

Common Misspellings
Cordon Blue, La Cordon Blue, Le Cordon Blue, La Cordon Bleu

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Elizabeth Kelly

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Ripoff college. posted May 11th, 2018 3:20 pm



As a parent of child who attended this school I was duped in the beginning to think they had their act together. I am a Veteran so they were happy to see me come through the door. They know that Veterans can transfer their education benefits to their kids. So they really made us welcome. My son enjoyed his classes. A lot of hands on and the Chefs seem to care about his academic well being. However, lets talk money. We got bills from these jokers and they did seem very organized when I would call to inquire about these payments. They will try and nickel and dime you. My son has graduated with an Associates and has had no problem finding work. Its not like what you see on TV the salary is at best minimal. Restaurants are pretty sketchy when it comes to how they treat employees. Hours promised seem to magically disappear and nobody is trying to pay benefits. Its a thankless job and my son says he wished he had picked another career field. Thank you Gordon Ramsey for making people believe that the standing for hours and working holidays is glam. Its not. Talk to someone in the profession if you are really interested. Then stay away from these overpriced schools. Who do not help you network into a good job...as promised. posted Sep 12th, 2016 2:48 pm


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Dropped classes within the 0 penalty phase (before classes started). Now 2 years later and getting calls from debt collector claiming I owe them money. Despite contract terms being fulfilled and all materials being returned. Stay away! posted Jul 7th, 2014 8:33 pm



@ LeCordonStudent Thank for taking the time to give some examples of questions to ask, as I am currently seeking to apply to the Seattle LCB. Do you have any other advice to give? posted Dec 13th, 2013 5:28 am


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Horrible school...luckily my parents told me they would not be able to help me pay for school if I went to LCB. I had already applied and attended the interview so I had to call my advisor and let her know I wasn't going to attend anymore. She told me that I would never amount to anything in my life. I wish I could remember her name so I could tell her that not going to this horrible school was the best decision I ever made. posted Mar 15th, 2012 1:57 am



they took out the general ed classes and now just offer the certificate in culinary arts which is more technique intensive and hands on. The tuition now is only $17,550. I recommend it, especially the one in Austin posted Dec 8th, 2011 8:41 pm



Went to LCB 2005-2006 yr. It is Dec.2011 now...Shame on the whole program! From the advisor who will throw rose pedals at you upon enrollment.... to the team that's making a ton of cash on us. Shame on me for not listening to certain people who begged me not to go to culinary school,Huge mistake, If you think that when you graduate that you will be hired with top pay and your bosses will happy to have you on board because you were a LCB grad....Boy-Girl,,,,You have something else coming!! Serious. I'm STILL in debt to my ears,and utilize nothing but my kitchen tools the program"Gave" me. I talk to many of my classmates still. We are all still to this day, in Awe, in shock we made such a very,very huge mistake. My pros for the school are as follows...I've met some really nice people and talk to them now and then. I am also elated to say that I love sending the $667.53 every month to salliemae, I couldn't be any happier! Oh, my kids are also happy that I made a good choice that is impacting them as well!

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Le Cordon Bleu is just like any other school out there, you will get out of it what you put in. And for those of you that think you will learn everything out there in OJT no it won't happen. School teaches technique, and an understanding of food in general. I had a job the whole time I went to school, it was very difficult but I managed. Because of going to school I have become a sous chef after only having graduated less than a year ago.without Culinary school I would not have been offered the position. If you want to be a line cook forever than don't worry about school but if you want more than you may well need school. posted Nov 30th, 2011 5:31 pm

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Only have been there a week and starting to regret it. It is very expensive and very time consuming. Hard when you already have a full time job. They say you have to have a passion for it but when you have to work in order to pay for it your job has to come first. If you lose the job you can't pay for the school. It should be a longer program and not every day. posted Nov 11th, 2011 5:47 pm


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The school is extremely expensive. It is not worth the price. If you find out how much a graduated chef makes in this industry, 30 000 USD a year. Do you really want to pay 4300 for tuition. Be smart and go to a cheaper school at a community college. posted Oct 21st, 2011 5:36 am


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Culinary school is not worth the time or money; and thats not just this school. I am currently flushing $32,000 down the drain at a different institute. You can learn more and the same information by getting a job or even volunteering in the same industry - restuarant, catering, bakery. Most institutes have a restuarant or cafe where you become free labour, well actually paying to work free. Im posting this because i really wish i had listened when i was told to not go to school, but unfortunately i thought i would learn some great culinary techniques, little to the truth. 50% of my classmates have the same feelings as i do towards culinary school posted Sep 17th, 2011 11:49 am



Oh man, these reviews scare me. I'm in the process of enrollment. Didn't think such a prestiges school would have such a bad rep... I really like my Advisor because she broke down all the information and treated me like a family member but if this is just a scam and they are just glamorizing this school, then i'm not sure I'd like to be a product of this institution... posted Apr 16th, 2011 7:34 am



Went through the program. Waste of $$$ and time. posted Feb 16th, 2011 11:36 am


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Trying to work with their financial aid department is a joke. They were suppose to take care of my paying my sons rent but never borrowed his living expense. My son was 3000 miles away from me with an eviction notice. They deal with colligiate housing which is also a joke. I would suggest you check everything out before you decide to enroll here. There are other culinary schools cheaper that actually care about their students posted Feb 15th, 2011 12:11 pm



i like it but i don't the school is very nice looking but the tuition is a killer 52,000 for about two years and 157,000 for 4 years its a really good school but this tuition is an arm and a leg!!! posted Feb 9th, 2011 2:18 pm


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teachers suck posted Jan 2nd, 2011 6:49 pm


how much is the cost of a 4 year tuition?im looking fowardb for an answer because im planing to become an international chef n get a masters degree . posted Nov 1st, 2010 7:53 pm



i in interested in this school..and i will like yall to email me the cost of the 60 weks of becoming a culinary chef?please will yall email me... posted Sep 25th, 2010 2:04 pm

Le Cordon Graduate

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I wish I had read reviews in regard to this school. Over all the curriculum is great but the Chef's are not teacher-student friendly. I went through the program and now that I have been out of the program, the school does not help with financial situations at all. With the economy, I have not had a decent job and now that I need help they sent my account to an Agency Collection where now I owe in full almost close to 9,000. Think twice about joining something so expensive. posted Aug 13th, 2010 6:31 pm



I LOVE it... i think its worth the price because I know i'll be getting the correct training i need. plus when im done i can get a good job cuz the school is very well known.. great school... posted May 2nd, 2010 8:57 pm


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Toooo expensive, it;s not worth it, look like a small school for this price posted Mar 20th, 2010 8:10 am



Questions to ask when you tour the school - how many students per class? How many students per instructor? How much skill practice do you get? Who do I talk to when I have a problem or what is the chain of command? Just ask alot of questions, the people up front are sales people....they will paint a pretty picture.....just want people to have a real idea of what they get, not what they let you believe you get. Its a good school, just also a sales pitch that is out of control and can be misleading. posted Feb 17th, 2010 6:43 pm



It's not worth the money, get a training in a smaller school, this is a huge slaughter house. posted Feb 9th, 2010 4:32 pm


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Wayyyy to expensive posted Feb 9th, 2010 4:31 pm


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It's way to expensive. You can become a Chef if you choose a different route. I don't believe that 43k in student loans for one year is really worth it. There are other options. Look for smaller schools. posted Feb 9th, 2010 4:31 pm

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