Hollywood Star Blake Lively Learns French Culinary Skills at Le Cordon Bleu

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Blake Lively, dynamic actress, and one of the young emerging Hollywood stars, is also passionate about gastronomy: recently a tailor-made workshop was held for her and her guests at Le Cordon Bleu Paris.

Blake Lively and Le Cordon Bleu Chef Franck Poupard

"My dream as a passionate cook has been to go to Le Cordon Bleu. Never could my most incredible dream have lived up to the experience. Now I only dream to have more time to go back to Le Cordon Bleu and spend months learning from the gods of food!"

Blake Lively, dynamic actress, and one of the young emerging Hollywood stars, is also passionate about gastronomy: recently a tailor-made workshop was held for her and her guests at Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Chef Franck Poupard demonstrated French culinary techniques by preparing the following dishes:

Guinea fowl baked in a sealed casserole, sautéed winter root vegetables
Soft centered chocolate fondant, orange compote

Blake was delighted with her course, she tells us about her experience: "My dream as a passionate cook has been to go to Le Cordon Bleu. Never could my most incredible dream have lived up to the experience. The food, the lesson, the chef, the ingredients - all the best of the best. I see why Le Cordon Bleu is world-renowned. Now I only dream to have more time to go back to Le Cordon Bleu and spend months learning from the gods of food!"

Le Cordon Bleu Paris has had the honor of teaching various personalities over the years: Dustin Hoffman, Ronald Reagan Jr., and Jacques Chirac have all graced us with their presence.

Television and other forms of media are constantly soliciting Le Cordon Bleu Chefs, students, and graduates for shows, documentaries, and series. Recently, Chef Poupard was on the jury of Australian MasterChef. Le Cordon Bleu London was presented in a five episode series named “Chef School” which aired on the BBC channel. NHK Japan spent one month at Le Cordon Bleu Paris to produce a 50-minute episode. Arte (a French-German channel) requested to film the daily life of students during their complete training. Le Cordon Bleu also contributed to a special documentary made by PBS in honor of Julia Child. TV celebrity chef Herman den Bleijker, alumni from the Netherlands, visited Le Cordon Bleu Paris with six candidates for one of his TV series to show and film where he trained and what Le Cordon Bleu stands for. In 2009, Le Cordon Bleu schools participated in the launch of the blockbuster movie “Julie & Julia”; a movie depicting the life of American culinary icon Julia Child (Meryl Streep) entwined with the tribulations of a gastronomic blogger.

With over 100 years in teaching experience, Le Cordon Bleu provides the ultimate training in the culinary arts. Le Cordon Bleu global network includes 35 schools in 15 countries, attended by more than 23,000 students annually. Le Cordon Bleu offers courses in gastronomy, hospitality and tourism from initiation to MBA level.

Contact : Sandra Messier T : +33 (0)1 53 68 22 50

Le Cordon Bleu International : http://www.cordonbleu.edu
Le Cordon Bleu Paris : http://www.lcbparis.com

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