Calling all young chefs! Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Passion for Excellence Scholarship Award 2017 is here.
The 120-year-old institution that is Le Cordon Bleu is truly a global entity: 35 schools on 5 continents with 20,000 students at any given time. With alumni like Julia Child, Virgilio Martinez, Giada de Laurentiis and Ming Tsai, it’s hard to think of a better school for aspiring chefs to start their careers.
The Le Cordon Bleu Chef scholarship is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a successful applicant to gain recognition for their culinary talent and receive a stepping stone towards an incredible career. Selected candidates will be contacted towards the end of August 2017 for the first round of video interviews. Three lucky entrants will then travel to Ottawa to compete in the final cook-off competition in November 2017, during which they will compete for the Passion for Excellence Chef Scholarship title. Judging the cook-off will be a selection of Le Cordon Bleu Chefs and guest judges, who will score the dishes based on five components: presentation, technique, taste, hygiene, and organization.
The winner will be awarded a fully funded placement within the coveted Diplôme de Cuisine program at Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute, as well as a paid internship at Signatures Restaurant under the guidance of esteemed Chef Yannick Anton.
This prize is valued at more than $35,000 CAD, so our advice to young chefs is: you had better get cracking by clicking here.