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ATTN Aspiring Chefs: Win a $30,000 Chef Scholarship

Aspiring Canadian chefs – have you ever dreamt of donning a real chef’s hat? How about attending the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu School? Here is your shot.  In honour of Le Cordon Bleu’s 120th year anniversary, we are partnering with them to help one lucky chef-to-be reach amazing culinary heights. Meet the Le Bleu Cordon and Restaurants Canada Passion for Excellence Scholarship. It’s worth

So… why should you apply for the Le Cordon Bleu and Restaurants Canada scholarship? Our interim President and CEO, Donna Dooher eloquently shares why:

"Every day across this country, restaurateurs and chefs are teaching and mentoring the culinary leaders of tomorrow. The Le Cordon Bleu Scholarship is an exceptional opportunity for a deserving employee to take the next big step in their culinary training, and Restaurants Canada is thrilled to be a part of it."

Now that we have your attention, on to the more important stuff: what do you win?

- A fully funded, nine-month placement in the coveted Diplôme de Cuisine program at Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute

- A paid internship under the guidance of Chef Yannick Anton, the esteemed chef of the renowned Le Cordon Bleu Signatures restaurant in Ottawa. The internship is concurrent with study and offers $5,000 in remuneration.

And beyond all that, you get recognition and networking opportunities and hands on experience from the top culinary school in the world!

Chefs from all walks of life, backgrounds and worlds are welcomed to apply. All you have to do to enter is fill out an application form, answer a few industry-related questions and submit a two-minute video – by July 31st.

Get inspired!

Meet Zoe McReynolds, winner of Le Cordon Bleu Scholarship Award 2012:

For more information on how to enter and the full contest process, please visit:

LCB was founded in 1895 its 120 year as the world’s leading school for providing classical culinary, food, wine, restaurant, hotel and management education. Every year over 20,000 students from more than 70 countries are trained in Le Cordon Bleu institutes, which operate in approximately 60 campuses in more than 20 countries.

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