There are many world class culinary schools, but there can be only one crowned the very best of them all. To be the best the school must have the best curriculum, the best teachers and trainers as well as the most successful graduates. I might be a little biased, but I believe the best culinary school in the world is Le Cordon Bleu.
Le Cordon Bleu (meaning blue ribbon) was established as a culinary school in 1895 and today have over 20000 students in 29 schools throughout 5 continents. They offer hospitality based courses such as management, cooking and pastry making, food journalism and many more. The courses are based on a solid curriculum and practical hands on training which is provided by world class chefs. This is one of the reasons that they are such a highly regarded culinary school.
They have many available diplomas in areas such as pastry making, but the most sought after diploma is the “Grand Diplome.” This is one of the only cooking diplomas that signifies mastery of both pastry and culinary arts skills. A grand diploma from Le Cordon Bleu is renowned throughout the world and opens the door into restaurants around the world. It is more than just a cooking school – they teach the art of cooking!
Not everyone can attend Le Cordon Bleu and there are many other fine culinary schools worth considering including; The Culinary Institute of America, Western Culinary Institute, New England Culinary Institute and many more. Most schools require some level of high school education and it is important to check the entry requirements before applying.