OTTAWA — Canucks interested in culinary arts can now apply for to the new Le Cordon Bleu scholarship worth more than $30,000.
The Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute, Toronto-based Restaurants Canada and Canada’s Best 100 Restaurants launched the Passion of Excellence Scholarship Competition in honour of the 120th anniversary of the famed school. The prize includes a funded placement in the Diplôme de Cuisine at the institute and a paid internship to work under Yannick Anton, executive chef of Signatures Restaurant in Ottawa. The internship accompanies study and offers $5,000 in compensation.
“We look forward to leading the successful applicant on a journey of discovery and creativity that will last a lifetime,” said Andre J. Cointreau, president of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. “Our heritage is shared across such prestigious locations as Paris, Ottawa, London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney. We want to share our knowledge and passion for the culinary arts, hospitality and management education.”
The national scholarship is open to Restaurants Canada members regardless of their job title. Applicants must fill out an application form, answer industry-related questions and submit a two-minute video by July 31.
A panel of culinary experts will choose three regional finalists in August; they will then be flown to Ottawa to compete in November 2016. The winner will begin their study in the spring of 2016.
For more details, visit chefscholarship.ca.