OTTAWA — Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute (LCB) was named North America’s Best Culinary Training Institution by the World Culinary Awards last month at the Onze Restaurant, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.
Le Cordon Bleu was honoured three times, with awards going to Le Cordon Bleu Paris (Europe’s Best Culinary Training Institution) and Le Cordon Bleu Australia (Oceania’s Best Culinary Training Institution) as well. The Canadian campus houses three commercial-grade kitchens and an upscale restaurant run by executive chef Yannick Anton.
“We consider ourselves the guardians of French culinary excellence, preserving centuries-old practices while embracing the new trends and flavours in the world of gastronomy,” says chef Anton. “To have our efforts recognized with this award only confirms that excellence in education is indeed part of our DNA.”
“Our students talk about the family-like learning environment and the benefits of interacting and studying with classmates from different parts of the world,” says chef Yann Le Coz, head pastry chef instructor at LCB Ottawa. “While being Le Cordon Bleu certified carries weight globally, getting certified in Ottawa is truly unique.”