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Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School Vice President & Master Chef Edward G. Leonard
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  1. "Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts"

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    Former Employee - Full Time Faculty in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Full Time Faculty in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    LCB Boston - excellent admin, staff and faculty member team, dedicated to student outcomes and success in the industry

    Cons

    closed by the owning corporation


  2. "President"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School full-time

    Pros

    Passionate employees serving a great student population

    Cons

    They decided to close all locations

    Advice to Management

    Sell the schools

  3. "Receiving Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Shipping/Receiving Clerk in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Shipping/Receiving Clerk in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great food. Great people. Very clear mission and purpose.

    Cons

    school is closing down now.


  4. "federal student work study"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School part-time

    Pros

    wonderful place to work at great people and work with my school schedule

    Cons

    the school is closing and so many will miss the opportunity to experience this great school


  5. "Scam"

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    Current Employee - Chef Instructor
    Current Employee - Chef Instructor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality ingredients to cook with and a paycheck.

    Cons

    The students consider themselves customers, as if they are shopping at Nieman Marcus, and many believe they are purchasing a degree. Because of this belief, they are (not all, but most) unqualified to be in any college, rude, racist, and abusive. They even steal from each other and the instructors. Management does little to nothing to keep the money rolling in.

    Advice to Management

    Le Cordon Bleu, like many other "for-profit" schools around the country is closing because of management greed. Taking in unqualified students for low paying jobs, means the 40K price tag will never get paid back. It's a rip-off to convince young people they will graduate and be a star chef like on the Food Network, when most are lazy and can't cook any better when they leave than when they started.


  6. "You"

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    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Representative in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Working with students on a daily basis to encourage and promote their success

    Cons

    All US campuses are now closed to new students as of January, 2016.


  7. "Librarian/Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Librarian/Tutor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Librarian/Tutor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working in same location as my classes are held is giving me twice the education.

    Cons

    Not a kitchen, which is my passion.

  8. "Chef Instructoer"

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    Current Employee - Chef Instructor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Chef Instructor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great working conditions, and people

    Cons

    School is closing forever and we are all uneployed

    Advice to Management

    you really should of thought out your decisions


  9. "A Great Home for Students to Realize their Dreams!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, rewarding experience working with very talented students teachers.

    Cons

    Financial Aid program, lack of strong leadership

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately they closed their doors!


  10. "LCB La"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Helping the students and some of my coworkers were the best part of the job. I enjoyed the students and the food

    Cons

    The nature of the business is very tough. It is a numbers game in a high pressure sales environment.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. The school closed. Management was clueless to how to attract this generation of students.


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