Your life-changing opportunity
with Le Cordon Bleu London passion, excellence, creativity
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.
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.
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.
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.
Share on Instagram a picture of your favourite British cake or pastry. Make sure you tag “LeCordonBleuLondon” and the caption includes #AlliNeedisPassion
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?
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.
“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.”
"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!"
"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."
"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"
"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."