Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts

Name
 Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts
President
 Pearce Miller
Address
 717 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone
 1.412.566.2433
Email
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Web site
 www.chief.edu
Region where the university is located
     Le Cordon Bleu is 1.2 hours away from Youngstown, 2.4 hours from Altoona, less than 4 hours from Harrisburg, less than 5 hours from Reading, 5.3 hours from Allentown, and 5.8 hours from Philadelphia. Washington, D.C. is 4.7 hours away; Wilmington, DE is 5.8 hours away; Trenton, NJ is 6 hours away; and New York, NY is 7 hours away.   

     The Pittsburgh International Airport is 20 minutes away.

University's characteristics, advantages, selling points, uniqueness, others
     Our culinary programs are designed to help students pursue their passions and prepare them for professional opportunities in the international culinary, pâtisserie and baking, and hospitality industries.     

     Each student receives a comprehensive, challenging education in classic culinary techniques combined with modern innovations and the latest in global cuisine. They learn through demonstration by chef instructors followed by hands-on application. Curriculum includes important theoretical concepts, practical application, and industry-relevant general education courses. Students also benefit from smaller class size in a creative, supportive community.

Year Established
 1896
Total Enrollment
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International Student Population and Country of Origin
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Degree offered
  • Associate in Specialized Technology
  • Associate in Occupational Studies
  • Diploma
Academic programs
  • Culinary Arts Program
  • Pâtisserie and Baking Program
  • Hospitality & Restaurant Management Program
  • Le Cordon Bleu Online Programs
  • Non-Professional Cooking Classes
ESL
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Programs for international student
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Estimated Annual Tuition (2012)
  • Culinary Arts Program: $39,250
  • Culinary Operations: $24,550
  • Hospitality & Restaurant Management Program: $23,050
  • Culinary Management: $49,600
Estimated Board and Room (2012)
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Admission requirements for international student
     To be considered for admission, first-time students and transfer applicants must fulfill the following culinary school admissions requirements:
  1. Submit a complete application form.
  2. Include the application fee with the submission of your application.
  3. Submit attestation of high school graduation or its equivalent.
  4. Participate in an admissions interview arranged by a Le Cordon Bleu Admissions Representative.
  5. Prospective students whose native language is not English are required to provide proof of English proficiency (e.g., TOEFL or other English proficiency assessment) prior to admission or arrival.
Does school offer conditional admissions?
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On campus housing for international student (guaranteed/what is available for international student)?
     Each Le Cordon Bleu campus offers a complimentary apartment locating service to help you secure a place to live – by yourself or with one or more roommates. If you need help finding a roommate, we can help you with that, too.    

     The Student Services office at your school can help you find a furnished or unfurnished studio, one bedroom or two bedroom apartment that suits your needs and price range. Many are within walking or biking distance of our schools. Or we can provide you with information on public transportation.

Are international student eligible for financial assistance?
 Yes. Merit scholarships are available.

 
Le Cordon Bleu offers scholarship competitions including:

 
   Future Chef of America Competition
 
   Over $250,000 in scholarships from Le Cordon Bleu are offered.
  • First Place $10,000
  • Second Place $5,000
  • Third Place $2,500

     This is a competition for high school seniors who submit an application and transcript, along with an essay on why they want to be the next future chef of America. Ten finalists from each participating school will compete in a culinary cook-off, where they will demonstrate specific practical kitchen skills using only ingredients designated in a provided ingredients and pantry list. Please contact us for specific information on the scholarships or how to apply.

 Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Market Basket
 
   Each of these competitions offers $6,000 in scholarships at each participating campus.
  • First Place $2,500
  • Second Place $2,000
  • Third Place $1,500
     Qualified participants submit an application along with an essay that passionately demonstrates interest, desire and passion for wanting to become a chef. Ten finalists, chosen by a school committee, will be asked to prepare items using only the ingredients in a provided culinary market basket. Please contact us for specific information on the scholarships or how to apply.

 
Le Cordon Bleu Pastry Market Basket
   
Each of these competitions offers $6,000 in scholarships at each participating campus.
  • First Place $2,500
  • Second Place $2,000
  • Third Place $1,500

     Qualified participants submit an application along with an essay that passionately demonstrates interest, desire and passion for wanting to become a chef. Ten finalists, chosen by a school committee, will be asked to prepare items using only the ingredients in a provided pastry market basket. Please contact us for specific information on the scholarships or how to apply.

Additional Scholarships:

     Our schools offer a variety of additional scholarships that can help you pay for part of your education. Please contact us for information on available scholarships.

Application Deadline
 Rolling admissions