Le Cordon Bleu is the highly renowned, world famous cooking school noted for the quality of its culinary courses, aimed at beginners as well as confirmed or professional cooks. It is the world's largest hospitality education institution, with over 20 schools on five continents. Its educational focus is on hospitality management, culinary arts, and gastronomy. The teaching teams are composed of specialists, chefs and pastry experts, most of them honoured by national or international prizes. One of its most famous alumnae in the 1940s was Julia Child, as depicted in the film Julie & Julia.
Founded in Paris in 1895, Le Cordon Bleu is the world's leading network of institutes for culinary arts and hotel management. Culinary programs are provided for both professionals and amateurs. Chef instructors are winners of major national and international competitions, and are eager to share their passion and pass on their knowledge to students from around the world.