Le Cordon Bleu Celebrates the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

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Le Cordon Bleu Award Winning Chefs to Entertain Guests at Ontario House

ALT="[Le Cordon Bleu Chef  Armando Baisas at Winterlude"]

Le Cordon Bleu Chef Armando Baisas at Winterlude

“We are thrilled to be invited to the events taking place at the 2010 Winter Games in Ontario House and look forward to treating visitors to the heritage and artistry of Le Cordon Bleu.”

In partnership with Ottawa Tourism and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Le Cordon Bleu is honoured to be participating in the exciting events being hosted at Ontario House at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute’s award winning chefs, Chef Armando Baisas and Chef Christian Faure MOF have been invited to demonstrate their talents in ice sculpting, chocolate carving and dessert making for visitors at Ontario House from February 24th-26th. “We are thrilled to be invited to the events taking place at the 2010 Winter Games in Ontario House and look forward to treating visitors to the heritage and artistry of Le Cordon Bleu.” Sylvie Sofi Alarcon, Principal, Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa.

Chef Armando Baisas is a multiple gold medal winner at ice festivals all over the world, having earned titles in the prestigious Winterlude International Ice Carving Competition in Ottawa and the Alaska International Ice Carving Competition. He is the recipient of the Philippines Presidential Award and in 2008 was awarded the title of World Carving Champion. If you would like to see ice, fruit and vegetables turned into works of art, come and watch Chef Armando, Master Sculptor in action.                

Chef Christian Faure MOF, recipient of the highly coveted “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” a distinction given to the finest craftsmen in France, will be delighting visitors with chocolate and pâtisserie demonstrations. Not only will you get to watch a world class chef demonstrate his artistry in pastry, but you will also get to taste his culinary masterpieces while quantities last. Chef Christian Faure MOF has been a gold medalist in many culinary competitions and has been named “Best Pastry Chef in the World” by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.

Please join us at Ontario House. The ice carving demonstrations will be held outside in front of Ontario House. The chocolate and dessert demonstrations will be performed inside Ontario House. All demonstrations are open to the public and free of cost at Concord Place Community Celebration Zone - 50 Pacific Blvd in Vancouver.

For those not able to attend, please visit us online for virtual coverage of Le Cordon Bleu events at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games at http://www.cordonbleu.edu/games

ONTARIO HOUSE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

10 am - 1pm Chef Armando Baisas Ice Carving - Outside in Front of Ontario House

12 pm - 1 pm Chef Christian Faure MOF - Ice Wine Chocolate Demo & Tasting

3 pm - 4 pm Chef Armando Baisas - Fruit & Vegetable Carving

Thursday, February 25, 2010

10 am - 1pm Chef Armando Baisas Ice Carving - Outside in Front of Ontario House

12 pm - 1 pm Chef Christian Faure MOF - Maple Desserts Demo & Tasting

3 pm - 4 pm Chef Armando Baisas - Sushi Demo & Tasting

Friday, February 26, 2010

10 am - 1pm Chef Armando Baisas Ice Carving - Outside in Front of the Ontario House

LOCATION OF ONTARIO HOUSE

50 Pacific Blvd. - Concord Place Community Celebration Zone in Vancouver

LE CORDON BLEU

Le Cordon Bleu is a globally recognized leader dedicated to culinary and hospitality management education. For more than a hundred years, people around the world have looked to Le Cordon Bleu for “la crème de la crème” in professional training in the culinary arts. Le Cordon Bleu International has a presence in 15 countries with 35 schools, training more than 20,000 students of over 70 nationalities every year. Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute is the only school based in Canada. Developments in the curriculum of Le Cordon Bleu have led to the establishment of bachelor and masters degrees in hospitality management in cooperation with international universities.

Media Contact:

Sylvia Abretti
Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute
613-755-2365
http://www.lcbottawa.com

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