Le Cordon Bleu, the leading global network of culinary arts and hospitality management institutes, signed an agreement with the Culinary Arts Commission of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, part of the Kingdom’s Ministry of Culture. The agreement to open an institute in Riyadh by the end of 2023 was signed by the Culinary Arts Commission CEO, Mayada Badr and André Cointreau, president and CEO of Le Cordon Bleu.
Le Cordon Bleu in Riyadh is to become an iconic flagship institution for gastronomy, located in state of the arts facilities, with prime equipment and technology, and teaching programs of the highest standards from technical courses in the culinary arts, such as cuisine and pâtisserie diplomas, to higher education degrees in hospitality management.
Students will benefit from a faculty of Le Cordon Bleu Master Chefs, industry experts and professors that have trained in the finest establishments worldwide and share years of experience. Students may also choose to participate in international exchanges benefiting from the many study destinations that Le Cordon Bleu can offer.
Le Cordon Bleu will also propose a program dedicated to Saudi Arabian cuisine, to highlight the local ingredients, flavors and gastronomy.
Present in the biggest gastronomic capitals, Le Cordon Bleu aims to support the Cuisines of the World and has developed many diplomas and certificates to celebrate Peruvian, Brazilian, Mexican, Spanish, Japanese, Thai cuisines. Among these courses, some are accredited by the local education ministry, guaranteeing authenticity and respect for the principles taught.
Le Cordon Bleu continually adapts its academic programs to the future needs of the industry. Responding to the keen interest in nutrition, well-being, vegetarian cuisine, food sciences, social and environmental responsibility, and the online demand.
Le Cordon Bleu will propose a startup incubator to support and guide graduates who wish to create their own business within the restaurant and hospitality industry. Around the world, Le Cordon Bleu is proud to see its alumni thrive in a variety of different careers, such as Chefs, culinary stylists, caterers, entrepreneurs, app creators, journalists, writers, food critics, award winners and Michelin stars.
Le Cordon Bleu students from Riyadh will be part of the exclusive network of alumni, counting over 20,000 graduates every year worldwide.