I know when you hear the name Le Cordon Bleu, you think of elegance and dignity, but that is about the same as comparing a horse and a fish. I was a student at this “ excellent school ” so I have come to have first hand knowledge on how this CRAPPY MONEY HUNGRY PLACE is run, or should I say how they attempt to run it. C.E.C. is full of people who do not seem to mind treating others like they are the scum of the earth. They care nothing about the students, only about what you can do to pad their wallet.
I wasted 1 year of my life at this hell hole, and all I got out of it was some knifes that break and a uniform that falls apart after it is washed more than 3 times. The cost of tuition was a whopping $36,300.00 and they really don’t teach you to make anything that a normal human being would eat. Their banana bread tastes like you used baby food instead of real food, they use boxed wine (how sophisticate), and they have a problem with pests. (mostly the employees who will tell you anything to get your money.)
I went in to this school hoping to become an experienced bakery chef. I informed many people of my fish and seafood allergy, and they informed me that it would not be a problem. Bull shi*‼‼ I had only 4 classes and my externship left to complete this course, and I was basically given no choice but to drop out or fail. (The last classes could not be completed without handling fish and seafood.)
I have friends that finished and were promised career placement help, and the person who was in charge of that, refused to help them. She informed them that this was their responsibility, as they were no longer students at this school. She flat out refused to do anything.
To all people who are even considering a career in the restaurant industry, DO NOT GO TO LE CORDON BLEU‼‼‼‼‼‼‼ THEY WILL RIP YOU OFF‼‼‼‼! THEY WILL CALL YOU NAMES BEHIND YOUR BACK ( I WAS CALLED A BITCH BY THE PRESIDENT AND THE COMPLIANCE DIRECTOR ON MANY OCCASIONS.) IF YOU WANT TO PURSUE THIS INDUSTRY, TRY THE ART INSTITUTE.
LE CORDON BLEU SUCKS‼‼‼‼‼!