Course overview

Le Cordon Bleu’s highly acclaimed Diplôme de Cuisine is a classical chef training course that offers the most rigorous and comprehensive programme in French culinary techniques and international cuisine available today. We believe that it is essential to teach classical methods and techniques progressively, so that once you become trained chef you will be able to apply your knowledge to any type of cuisine and adapt it to your future career.

What you will learn

By successfully completing our Diplôme de Cuisine you will be ready to progress with a range of exciting career opportunities having learned all of the necessary professional skills. You will be taught by our team of classically trained chefs who have experience working in senior positions in the world’s finest kitchens and Michelin-starred restaurants. The Diplôme de Cuisine is a French cuisine diploma that also includes elements of international cooking styles and modern techniques. The diploma comprises three certificates: Basic, Intermediate and Superior. It can be completed in 9 months or in 6 months of full-time study. With our Intensive 6-month diploma Basic and Intermediate levels of the diploma are completed in three months, with the Superior level completed through a further three months of study.

Course details

Who is the course for?

We welcome students from a variety of different educational and occupational backgrounds. No prior culinary experience is required.This programme is suitable if: - You wish to enter a career working in a professional kitchen (restaurant or hotel). - You wish to learn professional skills within a gap year or for use during a ski season. - You are a professional chef or entrepreneur and wish to learn French culinary techniques and become a classically trained chef. - You love cooking and always wanted to learn ‘the right way’ to do things in the kitchen.