Le Cordon Bleu (LCB)-Ateneo de Manila
Le Cordon Bleu (LCB)-Ateneo de Manila is training Filipino students in the French way of cooking. Credits to Le Cordon Bleu.

Le Cordon Bleu (LCB), the iconic French culinary and hospitality school network, is partnering with Ateneo de Manila University to train world-class Filipino chefs.

The first LCB school in the Philippines, Le Cordon Bleu (LCB)-Ateneo de Manila, offers two courses:

  1. The 4-year double diploma Bachelor of Science in Restaurant Entrepreneurship
  2. Diploma in Cuisine in three programs running for three months each

The country’s new top-notch culinary school is led by world-renowned Chef Thierry Le Baut as its Technical Director. Chef Le Baut headed kitchens of Michelin-starred restaurants in France, Spain, and Germany. Chef Le Baut has also served London’s royal family.

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Chef Thierry Le Baut
Chef Thierry Le Baut brings his Michelin-starred experience to the Philippines. Credits to Ateneo de Manila University.

Now based in Manila, Chef Le Baut reveals he had always wanted to come to the Philippines after meeting Filipinos in Spain and Malaysia. “When I heard Le Cordon Bleu wanted to open a new school here, I said, ‘I want to go! It’s my place!’”

Le Baut says he hopes to eventually create a program that centers on Filipino cuisine after teaching students the French techniques. “It’s important for them to know it because it’s used all around the world in different cuisines.”

The Le Cordon Bleu (LCB)-Ateneo de Manila building inaugurated in April 2019 now occupies 1,000 square meters on the ground floor of the George SK Ty Learning Innovation Wing of the Arete, inside the Loyola Heights, Quezon City campus of Ateneo University. The facility offers cuisine and pastry kitchens, demonstration rooms, and lecture rooms. The Le Cordon Bleu international report says they will open a teaching restaurant and wine bar within the year. Another LCB-AdMU facility will be located at the Ateneo Professional Schools building in Rockwell Center, Makati City.

LCB-AdMU aims to train students and professionals “to harness the rich local potential and create economic opportunity and jobs locally, but also internationally,” according to the international school.

FIND OUT Why Ateneo education ranks high in world university standings.

Founded in 1895, LCB welcomed the addition of the Ateneo, one of the oldest universities in the Philippines, to its elite network of culinary and hospitality schools in the world with more than 35 institutes in 20 countries and 20,000 students of over 100 nationalities trained every year.

Le Cordon Bleu (LCB)-Ateneo de Manila is now accepting students for school year 2019-2020. You may call (02) 426-6001 local 5381.

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