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2017 Highlights

Le Cordon Bleu Skills School

Skills school

The masters at Le Cordon Bleu will be offering a series of Cuisine and Patisserie hands-on workshops every day at the festival. Pick up new skills and techniques and have fun as the experts share their secrets. There are 24 spaces in each session. Workshops are 45 minutes and priced at £8. Children's classes last 30 minutes and cost £5.

Le Cordon Bleu

Le Cordon Bleu is the leading global network of culinary arts and hospitality management institutes, dedicated to providing the highest level of worldclass programmes. Le Cordon Bleu’s place in the industry plays an integral part in the success of its thousands of students who graduate each year. Aside from the teaching Master Chefs, wine experts and lecturers, who have all been recruited from the best 5* hotels and Michelin-starred kitchens around the world, students also have the opportunity to watch esteemed chefs from the industry during exclusive live demonstrations at the school. Le Cordon Bleu’s world renowned reputation has built fantastic relationships with hotels and restaurants who are keen to employ Le Cordon Bleu graduates. 

Graduating from Le Cordon Bleu can lead to a number of amazing career opportunities including a business owner, head chef, food journalist, food stylist or sommelier. Across the globe Le Cordon Bleu has had many notable alumni such as Julia Child, Mary Berry, Peggy Porschen and Yotam Ottolenghi. Other more recent alumni to note have included Adria Wu, Rachel Khoo, Tess Ward and John Whaite.

Standard sessions are suitable for anyone over the age of 15. Petit Cordon Bleu sessions suitable for ages 7-13 but must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults do not require a ticket.


Types of workshops…

Cuisineaccordian title

Workshop - Celery and green apple salmon tartare, corn and hazelnut. Knife skills Techniques, combination of flavours, seasoning.

Pâtisserieaccordian title

Workshop - Ispahan Rose Tartlet - A light lemon cream encased in a crisp buttery tart shell, topped with fresh raspberries and crystallised rose petals. 

Kids classaccordian title

Decorative cookies – They will get creative and learned pipping techniques using royal icing and other decorative elements.

Wine masterclassaccordian title

Hosted by Ayseli Izmen, an alumna of Le Cordon Bleu Diploma in Wine Gastronomy and Management. Ayseli is wine educator and specialist in Turkish wines who will be presenting a Masterclass on the Origins of Wine with a tasting of 5 wines coming  from Turkey, Lebanon, Greece and Georgia.


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