Your life-changing opportunity
with Le Cordon Bleu London passion, excellence, creativity

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For over a century, Le Cordon Bleu has helped shape the careers of some of the best chefs around the world.
Le Cordon Bleu London stays true to this heritage and with its UK Scholarship Award, the school offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for those who may have thought a career in food would only ever be a dream.

In partnership with some of today’s most exciting chefs including Clare Smyth; Anna Hansen; Frances Atkins; Will Holland; Mark Greenway and Simon Hulstone, Le Cordon Bleu is in search of the country’s most passionate aspiring chef.


UK Scholarship Award
worth over £35,000!

Le Cordon Bleu UK Scholarship is about offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to the most passionate food and cooking enthusiast living in the United Kingdom..

The 2016 UK Scholarship winner, will be awarded a place on the coveted Diplôme de Pâtisserie followed by a three month Diploma in Culinary Management.
While undertaking 12 months of study at the world renowned culinary school, the successful participant will enjoy luxury accommodation courtesy of urbanest. To complete this outstanding prize, the winner will also carry out an internship under the guidance of esteemed chef Clare Smyth.

This is truly a once in a lifetime prize worth in excess of £35,000.

How to Apply

Le Cordon Bleu UK Scholarship is open to everyone who is lawfully a resident in United Kingdom. You need to be at least 18 years old and make sure you read and understand our terms and conditions before applying.

1st step how to apply

your video

No more than 1 minute

Prepare a short but engaging video to introduce your county and/or city, explaining what you like the most about where you live and highlighting why you are the most eager food enthusiast in your area.

2nd step how to apply

Post on Instagram

your favourite cake

Share on Instagram a picture of your favourite British cake or pastry. Make sure you tag “LeCordonBleuLondon” and the caption includes #AlliNeedisPassion

3rd step how to apply

Answer one question

show your motivation

In min. 50 words and maximum 250, tell us what qualities do you have that makes you the ideal candidate to study at Le Cordon Bleu?

4th step how to apply

Submit your application

Before 3rdApril 2016

Submit your application (video and application form) to Le Cordon Bleu before 23h59 on 3rdApril 2016.

The succesful applicants will be contacted towards the beginning of April to participate in the semi-finals which will take place across the country at the following locations:

The Grand Final will be hosted at Le Cordon Bleu London at the beginning of June 2016.

Previous winners

Abigail Watson

Abigail Watson

“Since completing my Grand Diplôme® I have gained invaluable experience at many places, including Tom Aikens' restaurant and Raymond Blanc's two Michelin star restaurant. I cannot believe how much I have achieved in just over a year and I feel honoured to be able to say I went to Le Cordon Bleu.”

Lloyd Pinder

Lloyd Pinder

"Winning the Le Cordon Bleu London UK Scholarship in 2012 was like a dream come true. Having now graduated it has opened so many doors and has given me the chance to showcase my talent. The Scholarship is a fantastic thing to get involved in and it is truly life changing!"

Zoe McReynolds

Zoe McReynolds

"Winning the Le Cordon Bleu Scholarship and the mentoring I received from Chefs made me confident that following this passion was the right thing to do. Every day of the Grand Diplôme® was an absolute joy, and I am so grateful for the training that formed a solid foundation for the work I am doing now."

Shona Jamieson

Shona Jamieson

"Le Cordon Bleu has not only developed my culinary techniques and food knowledge, but has given me even more passion and drive to become a successful, inventive and unique chef. It has really been a life changing, and I appreciate the opportunity I was given every morning when I walk through the door of the school"

Katie Leslie

Katie Leslie

"I am definitely more motivated than ever to become the best chef I can be. It’s a great working environment with fantastic teachers and a real mix of students to learn from. I think if you have a real love of cooking and can see yourself forming a career in the future, Le Cordon Bleu is a fantastic platform for entering the industry."