Le Cordon Bleu Grand Diplôme®: Your passport to the culinary world. The Grand Diplôme® is the most prestigious culinary qualification at Le Cordon Bleu, combining the study of the Diplôme de Cuisine and Diplôme de Pâtisserie.
What you will learn
Respected across the culinary and hospitality industry as a mark of excellence, Le Cordon Bleu Grand Diplôme® is an influential qualification which allows you to fulfil your ambitions and pursue the most sought after culinary careers.
Throughout the 9 month tuition, you are first taught basic culinary skills before applying them to high-quality produce and specialist ingredients.
Supervised by some of the most qualified and classically trained Chefs, you will learn fundamental culinary techniques through a succession of theoretical and practical training combining Chef demonstrations and practical sessions.
As a guide, a typical weekly class schedule is composed of the following sessions:
- Cuisine courses:
3 demonstrations, 3 practical classes – 18 hours
- Pâtisserie courses:
2 demonstrations, 2 practical classes, 1 technical lecture – 15 hours
Demonstrations and practical classes are scheduled Monday to Saturday at any of the following times: 8:00am, 11:30am, 3:00pm and 6:30pm.
Who is the course for?
This comprehensive culinary course is recommended for students with strong ambition who want solid knowledge in pastry and cuisine.
This programme is suitable if:
- You wish to enter a career working in a professional kitchen (Michelin starred restaurant or five star hotel).
- You are a professional chef or entrepreneur and wish to learn classic French cooking techniques to then open your own business.
- You love cooking and always wanted to learn ‘the right way’ to do things in the kitchen.
We welcome students from a variety of different educational and occupational backgrounds. No prior culinary experience is required.