"More than a program for sommeliers, we built this curriculum to offer even more opportunities for individuals to pursue a non-traditional culinary career path in an evolving field," said Anna Vasquez, Vice President of Operations at Le Cordon Bleu. "Expanding our offerings is one more way Le Cordon Bleu is demonstrating its leadership and commitment to providing specialty programs for the entire foodservice and hospitality industries."Course offerings will range from Wine Fundamentals and Food and Wine Pairing Principles to Mixology and Advanced Service. While the program will cover all aspects of the beverage industry, including coffee, tea, soda, beer and mixed drinks, due to the nature of the subject matter and because consumption of alcoholic beverages is an essential part of the program, those interested in the program must be 21 or older to enroll. Graduates of the program will receive the Certificate in Le Cordon Bleu Wine and Beverage and the internationally-recognized Le Cordon Bleu Diplôme. Students can now enroll in the new Wine and Beverage Certification Program at the Le Cordon Bleu Chicago campus. Enrollment in the program at the Los Angeles campus will begin on August 20 this year, with additional campuses planning to offer the program in the future. For those interested in learning more about the Le Cordon Bleu Wine and Beverage Program visit www.chefs.edu and click on culinary arts programs under the programs tab. About Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Le Cordon Bleu North America is a leading provider of quality culinary arts education in North America. The network of 16 schools in the United States offers culinary and baking students a hands-on training alongside faculty dedicated to providing students with the necessary skills, knowledge, support and guidance to pursue opportunities in the culinary and hospitality industry. Find employment rates, student financial obligations and other disclosures at www.chefs.edu/disclosures. Le Cordon Bleu cannot guarantee employment or salary. Le Cordon Bleu is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information about Le Cordon Bleu, visit www.Chefs.edu. Le Cordon Bleu® and the Le Cordon Bleu logo are registered trademarks of Career Education Corporation in North America for educational services.
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