About Le Cordon Bleu Cambridge
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts was founded in Paris in 1895, and has grown globally over the years.
The Cambridge culinary school is one of its major North American campuses.
With a strong reputation and a rich history in culinary education in the worldwide culinary and hospitality industry, Le Cordon Bleu Cambridge offers intensive, practical, and comprehensive culinary programs.
Students at Le Cordon Bleu study to develop a strong theoretical foundation, learn practical skills, and gain hands-on experience in European and North American culinary traditions, methods, and up-to-date technologies.
Le Cordon Bleu has 17 campuses all over North America, from San Francisco to Boston, allowing students to be immersed in both schoolwork and the cultural hub in which they live.
Le Cordon Bleu in Massachusetts is located in Cambridge, and occupies 70,000 square feet in what is known as The Athenaeum Press Building.
The campus is easily accessible via public transportation, which makes it easy for students to live nearby.
Cambridge and the surrounding areas have vast sources of culinary education for the Le Cordon Bleu student, from upscale restaurants to casual eateries.
Tuition and Fees
Certificate in Culinary Arts or Baking & Pastry: $17,550 Associates Degree in Culinary Arts or Baking & Pastry: $35,050 Associates Degree in Culinary Operations – Online: $22,550 Associates Degree in Hospitality & Restaurant Management – Online: $23,050 Bachelors Degree in Culinary Management – Online: $47,600
Areas of Study
Le Cordon Bleu offers Certificates in Culinary Arts and in Baking and Pastry Art.
Programs include 12 months of coursework on campus followed by three months of work in an externship. The program prepares students with skills to be a cook, apprentice chef, or kitchen manager.
From those looking for careers in baking to those who want to work as a professional chef, Le Cordon Bleu College has something for everyone interested in the culinary arts.
Le Cordon Bleu has approximately 630 students enrolled in its Cambridge location, with full-time and part time students.
Le Cordon Bleu prides itself on creating flexible schedules for those going through a career change or holding full-time jobs.
Clubs and Activities
Students at Le Cordon Bleu can enjoy a variety of clubs and activities, the most innovative being student-run restaurants.
Each campus has a student-run restaurant named Technique, in which students take turns at each kitchen station. This gives them real world experience in restaurant management and marketing.
The restaurants are open to the public. LCB also holds many events for both students and the public, offering a better experience in real-life culinary practice.
- Julia Child attended Le Cordon Bleu in the 1940s
- If you decide to go to Technique, LCB’s student-run restaurant, you can experience a 3-course meal for $10-15
- Le Cordon Bleu alumni go on to work in premier restaurants around the world, including Disney World!