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California School of Culinary Arts

About Us

Few institutions possess the prestige of Le Cordon Bleu. Its internationally renowned culinary-arts curriculum has become synonymous with:

  • Expertise
  • Innovation
  • Tradition
  • Refinement—qualities meticulously nurtured by the school.

Le Cordon Bleu was founded as a culinary institute in Paris in 1895. Its name traces to a high honor bestowed upon members of the Order of the Holy Spirit by King Henry III in the 1500s.

The awarded medallion, called the Cross of the Holy Spirit, was suspended from a blue ribbon (Cordon Bleu).

At the end of the 19th century, a collection of recipes called La Cuisinière Cordon Bleu was published to much acclaim. The book´s success prompted its publisher to open a cooking school with the Cordon Bleu designation.

The school´s reputation spread fast, both in France and internationally. Since then, students throughout the world have trained in the Le Cordon Bleu techniques.

Le Cordon Bleu's arrival in the United States ushered in a new educational era in culinary arts that combines classical European techniques with modern American technology and training.

Our Hollywood Location

Founded in 1994, the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles faculty includes experienced chefs who have the ability to turn out confident and successful graduates. We are part of a small percentage of culinary schools in America to partner with internationally renowned Le Cordon Bleu - one of the leading authorities on culinary techniques, training, and development for over a century.

Our Hollywood location is a short distance away in the city of Los Angeles. Hollywood, the legendary heart of the movie industry, is enjoying tremendous revitalization with new developments, condo and loft conversions, hip new hotels and trendy retailers. This exciting and interesting section of L.A. has a lot to offer in terms of lifestyle diversity, night spots, shopping, and much more!


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