Le Cordon Bleu

Ottawa’s Le Cordon Bleu up for prestigious award

Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute is one of six schools vying for the title of North America’s Best Culinary Training Institution.

The institute has been dedicated to perpetuating the skills and techniques inherited from the great names of French cuisine over the last 126 years, becoming a leading Global Network of Culinary Arts institute providing educational excellence and training within the culinary industry.

Today, 20,000 students of more than 100 different nationalities are trained in more than 35 schools in around 20 countries every year. Ottawa is home to LCB’s only campus in Canada.

“We consider ourselves the guardians of French culinary techniques, preserving centuries-old practices, and to have our efforts recognized with this nomination proves that excellence endures the ages,” said Chef Yannick Anton, Executive Chef of Signatures Restaurant & Cuisine Instructor at Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa.

Le Cordon Bleu offers a wide range of culinary arts, wine, management, boulangerie, and hospitality programmes, from short gourmet courses to the renowned Grand Diplôme®. The institute offers programmes tailor-made for students’ needs, enabling aspiring culinary professionals to turn their ambitions into reality.

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“Our students talk about the family-like learning environment and the benefits of interacting and studying with classmates from different parts of the world,” said Chef Yann Le Coz, Head Pastry Chef Instructor at LCB Ottawa. “And since the methodology is similar across all LCB campuses, a Le Cordon Bleu qualification is truly a global certification.”

Located in downtown Ottawa, across the river from the province of Quebec, the campus is housed in the historic Munross Mansion. Built in the 1870s, the sprawling structure has three commercial-grade kitchens and an upscale restaurant run by Anton.

Voting for 2022’s Best Culinary Training Institution in North America takes place on the World Culinary Awards website until the end of August.