Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Pastry Student Wins a Gold Medal at Skills Ontario

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Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute is proud to announce that Victoria Gibbons, a pastry student from Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa has been awarded a Gold medal in the Skills Ontario - Pastry and Baking competition. The competition was held in Waterloo, Ontario on May 18, 2010. Victoria's win has advanced her to the Canadian Skills Competition also in Waterloo.

Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Pastry Student, Victoria Gibbons

"This award speaks to the excellence of Le Cordon Bleu programs, the reputation of our school, and our teaching methods which remain unrivaled."

Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute in Ontario, Canada is proud to announce that Victoria Gibbons, a pastry student from Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa has been awarded a Gold medal in the Skills Ontario - Pastry and Baking competition. The competition was held in Waterloo, Ontario on May 18, 2010.

Victoria Gibbons, who was coached by Chef Hérve Chabert and the team of Pastry chef instructors at Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa, competed against 18 students from other pastry programs in Ontario to take home the grand prize. Victoria's win has advanced her to the Canadian Skills Competition in Waterloo.

"I am very happy with what Victoria was able to accomplish,” said Chef Chabert. “I know she is ready for the Canadian Skills competition". Chef Hérve Chabert is a highly accomplished pastry chef and chef instructor with an extensive list of accomplishments and awards including winner of the World Cup of Pastry in 2009.

"Le Cordon Bleu congratulates Victoria Gibbons on her accomplishments and wishes her all the best at the Canadian Skills competition," remarks Sylvie Sofi Alarcon, Principal, Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa. "This award speaks to the excellence of Le Cordon Bleu programs, the reputation of our school, and our teaching methods which remain unrivaled."

Le Cordon Bleu Pastry Program

The Le Cordon Bleu Pastry program provides students with the skills and techniques to work in the world's finest pastry shops and bakeries in the world. The program is taught by world class chefs who come to Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa from the finest hotels and restaurants in the world..

The curriculum consists of Basic, Intermediate and Superior levels. At the basic level, students commence by learning to prepare basic doughs, creams and fillings as they create classic cakes, tarts and viennoiserie. In the intermediate level, students develop their skills as they prepare sweet and savory petits fours, Bavarian creams and mousses, caramel and nougatine and fine chocolate including hand tempering and dipping. At the superior level, the emphasis is on decoration and presentation. Students are immersed in flavors, aromas and spices as they learn to make exquisite chocolate and sugar presentation pieces. To find our more please visit: http://www.lcbottawa.com.

About Le Cordon Bleu

Le Cordon Bleu is dedicated to teaching classical French culinary arts programs and restaurant and hospitality management programs. Today Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts programs are internationally recognized and taught in over 35 schools in 15 countries around the world, training more than 20,000 students of over 70 nationalities every year. Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute is the only campus in the world that offers the Grand Diplôme Professionnel.

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Laura Kedziora
Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute
Tel. +1 613 755-2379
E. Laura Kedziora
http://www.lcbottawa.com

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