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Now accepting applications for Culinary and Baking & Pastry programs at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago.

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Bleu Is Rising To The Challenge

If your dream is to be in the kitchen, begin your culinary journey at Le Cordon Bleu, the number one cooking school*. You belong in a community that shares your passion. Our chefs can teach you foundational skills and innovations techniques essential for any cuisine. And you will work hands-on with commercial-grade tools and fine ingredients in industry-equipped kitchens. At Le Cordon Bleu, you can learn the way to exciting opportunities in the food industry.


  • Certificate in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts
    All about preparing, cooking and serving food.
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts
    Building on foundational training with more advanced courses and development of marketing, business and interpersonal skills that are helpful in the work place.
  • Certificate in Le Cordon Bleu in Baking & Pastry
    All about preparing, decorating and serving basic to advanced bakery goods.
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Le Cordon Bleu in Baking & Pastry
    Building on baking and pastry fundamentals with more advanced hands-on training and a well-rounded curriculum of management, business, and communication courses that can add to your value to your skills set, and help you prepare for opportunities in the work place.

Learn the Way™

  • Train hands-on in industry-equipped kitchens.
  • Work alongside chef instructors.
  • Learn in a real restaurant setting.
  • Make an investment in yourself at a tuition that’s more affordable than what you might find at another culinary school.

Continue on the culinary education pathway and advance with higher education.

Your Opportunity to Climb Higher
Le Cordon Bleu provides a pathway from essential foundation training to advanced culinary degrees.

Le Cordon bleu success stories

Holli Ugalde

“Le Cordon Bleu isn’t a traditional college to me, it’s a lot more inspirational. It’s hands-on… you’re really learning and really grasping it.”

Russell Kook

“Le Cordon Bleu taught the techniques and the fundamentals perfectly; I really gained a lot from it…everything was just so crucial to what I do today.“

Leroy Walwyn

"I'd worked in the industry before I went to Le Cordon Bleu and it just enhanced my knowledge and enhanced what I can do in the culinary field.”

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On average 74% of available scholarship/grant dollars were actually awarded in 2008-2013. Grants or scholarships are awarded based on established criteria as published in the School’s catalog. Find employment rates, financial obligations and other disclosures at Cordon Bleu cannot guarantee employment or salary. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts has an articulation agreement which allows our graduates to transfer into online programs offered by Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale. This articulation agreement is a formal, written document that defines how courses taken at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts can be applied towards these online programs. Contact an Admissions Representative for more information. Credits earned at Le Cordon Bleu are unlikely to transfer externally, but Le Cordon Bleu credits will transfer within Le Cordon Bleu if you choose to continue on and pursue a higher degree program with us. Le Cordon Bleu ® and the Le Cordon Bleu logo are registered trademarks of Career Education Corporation.