Le Cordon Bleu, the leading Global Network of Culinary arts and Hospitality Management Institutes, has announced the latest addition to its global list of institutes, with a new education facility in Perth.
The purpose-built facility at the North Metropolitan TAFE (NMT – formerly Central TAFE) will provide the highest level of hospitality education with two new degrees – A Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management and a Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management. The new Perth location is the latest addition to Le Cordon Bleu institutes in Australia, counting already Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. Other Le Cordon Bleu openings are scheduled in 2016 with Brazil, Lebanon and the new Paris flagship.
“With over 120 years in service, we have a long tradition in providing excellence in teaching the classics of cuisine, but now with a presence in more than 20 countries, our teaching reflects the internationalisation of culinary development around the world today. In this context we are very happy to be opening a new Le Cordon Bleu School in Perth, which is regarded as a leader in culinary and gastronomy excellence in Australia”, adds André Cointreau, President of Le Cordon Bleu International.
Prime Minister Colin Barnett partnered with Le Cordon Bleu’s Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Derrick Casey to open the facility on Aberdeen Street at a special morning tea on April 27th.
Derrick Casey COO of Le Cordon Bleu Australia commented: “The new Le Cordon Bleu School in Perth will provide a continuing stream of highly motivated and qualified professional staff for this ever growing and developing industry in Australia.”
Partnering with NMT in Perth is another very exciting announcement. Michelle Hoad, Acting Managing Director of North Metropolitan TAFE declares : “We are excited to welcome Le Cordon Bleu to our Perth campus. The international reputation of Le Cordon Bleu will no doubt place Perth squarely in the hospitality spotlight, offering local, national and international students the chance to study internationally recognised qualifications delivered by one of the world’s most prestigious education providers.”
According to research by the Australian Tourism Commission, 53 % of tourists view food and wine experiences as the number one highlight of their trip to Australia. This, coupled with the fact that Australia is considered only second to France in food and wine experiences by overseas travellers, is another reason why Le Cordon Bleu continues to invest in education facilities around the country.
Two courses will be on offer at Le Cordon Bleu’s new facility in Perth:
- Bachelor of Business – Convention and Event Management
- Bachelor of Business – Tourism Management
The Convention and Event Management degree will feature modules including Convention and Event Planning and Operations; Media Management and Sponsorship; Economic Principles and Risk Management.
The Tourism Management course will include subjects including Tourism Planning and Development; Sustainable, Cultural and Eco Tourism; Destination Branding and Marketing; and Ethical Management for Tourism and Events.
Both courses, which have a duration of three years total, include two periods of six months’ industry placement. Admission dates are in January and July.
About Le Cordon Bleu International
With more than 120 years of teaching experience, Le Cordon Bleu is the leading Global Network of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institutes, training 20 000 students of more than 100 nationalities every year. Le Cordon Bleu offers a range of widely-recognized training programmes in the fields of gastronomy, wine, hospitality and tourism, from initiation through to MBA.