09 May 2014 In News

Christophe Lavelle

Christophe Lavelle is a researcher at the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research). Working at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, his main areas of research include the regulation of gene expression and the biophysical properties of macromolecules

04 Apr 2014 In News

Le Cordon Bleu announces articulation between two world-class programs

Le Cordon Bleu, in collaboration with Southern Cross University, offer an online postgraduate degree for 'foodies', the Master of Gastronomic Tourism (MGT). Any Hautes Etudes du Goût/DUGGAT graduate who wishes to further explore their passion for food and wine and enrol in the Master of Gastronomic Tourism program will receive recognition for ONE (1) elective unit of the MGT.


25 Mar 2014 In News

Emilie Gentils

Emilie Gentils spent 8 years studying in hotel schools (in Souillac and Toulouse) and has 8 years of professional experience in the restaurant industry.  She has managed a number of establishments in London (including 7 years with the Terence Conran group) and has fashioned a network and creativity all of her own. Her taste for culinary images comes from the numerous Michelin-starred Chefs’ books that she owns and she can often be found flicking through these when she wants a change of style or is looking for inspiration. 


28 Feb 2014 In News

Hubert Richard

Hubert Richard is Professor Emeritus with ENSIA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Agricoles et Alimentaires - Agricultural and Food Industry Institute).
His research focuses on: Flavor chemistry and volatile compositions (spices, essential oils), Carbon dioxide extractions (pepper, vanilla, lilac and rose flowers) and Antioxidants (studies on rosemary and sage).

20 Feb 2014 In News

Developing a cheeseSince ancient times, man has been confronted with the problem of conserving food. You can all agree that fresh milk “turns” after a few days or within a few hours at room temperature. In other words, when it breaks and you can see the separation of liquid and a forming of white mass.

20 Feb 2014 In News

Anne KolivanoffAfter studying law and specializing in the history of art, Anne Kolivanoff earned her diploma as an Art Auctioneer but never actually took up the profession! After trying her hand at antiques dealer and art dealer, she has become a recognized authority and lecturer on the workings of the art market, objets d’art and tableware; she also teaches on a regular basis at the professional training institute attached to the Hotel Drouot in Paris. We met her..

04 Feb 2014 In News

Franck RamageMr Franck Ramage has always strived to perfect his own skills and convey his passion for wine. After working as sommelier in Michelin star restaurants, he became a Professor of Sommellerie, a lecturer, a leader of the Grand Tasting Master Class and a leader of several enology clubs. In 2011, he became part of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu team as the manager of Wine Department and responsible of Wine and Management Program. We met him…

31 Jan 2014 In News

LCB Scholarship for the Hautes Etudes du Goût programFuel your passion for gastronomy! Le Cordon Bleu International is proud to announce the 2014 Hautes Etudes du Goût (HEG) scholarship, which will substantially help the successful applicant to attend one of Le Cordon Bleu’s most prestigious programs.

15 Jan 2014 In News

Interview Vincent Marcilhac - Wine and Cheese conference - Le Cordon Bleu ParisVincent Marcilhac is professor at the University of Cergy-Pontoise, author of many publications and  the President of Geofood Association. Specialized in luxury foods and geography, he has opted for a cultural approach of gastronomy. He has obtained numerous awards for his publications, especially for his geography thesis on luxury foods, carried out as part of his Ph.D in 2011. We met him…

11 Dec 2013 In General Content

As a result of the current evolutions in the world of gastronomy, more and more people are interested in very specific subjects linked to food and the art of fine dining. In order to meet this demand, Le Cordon Bleu Paris is launching a number of culinary conferences for all those who want to acquire knowledge on a specific theme or product.  These two hour slots will give you the opportunity to interact with professionals and experts from the culinary world.

These culinary conferences also provide an introduction to a number of subjects which are covered in greater detail as part of the ‘Hautes Etudes du Goût’ (HEG) university program.  HEG, an intensive program available once a year, is a unique and multidisciplinary course focusing on the many cultural aspects of gastronomy (historic, scientific, sociological and economic).  The program includes lectures, workshops and educational meals led by well known university lecturers and professionals from the world of gastronomy and food.

All the conferences are given in French and will take place at Le Cordon Bleu Paris new campus located 13-15 Quai André Citroën, 75015 Paris, France.

2017-2018 Conferences:

Friday 22 September 2017 from 3pm to 5pm - 2017 Fête de la Gastronomie
Products from the city centre with Chef Eric Briffard, Charlotte Dumas, Pierre Georgel
Moderator: Christophe Lavelle
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Thursday 16 November 2017 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Fermented foods: for taste… and health? by Christophe Lavelle, biophysicist, researcher at the CNRS
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Thursday 14 December 2017 from 6:30pm to 8pm
The Tour de France of confectionery by Coline Arnaud, associate researcher at the National Library of France, lecturer at the University of Paris-Saclay
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Thursday 18 January 2018 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Exoticism in French gastronomy: From medieval spices to modern day fusion cuisine by Denis Saillard, lecturer on modern history at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines
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Thursday 15 February 2018 from 6:30pm to 8pm
A round-the-world-trip of unusual wines by Pierrick Bourgault, journalist, photographer, agronomist
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Thursday 15 March 2018 from 6:30pm to 8pm
The gastronomic meal of the French at Unesco: the representation of a good time by Kilien Stengel, associate researcher for the  « Sensorial, Sensitive and Symbolic » teams (University of Burgundy), organiser for the Rencontres François Rabelais de Tours (IEHCA European Institute for the History and Cultures of food)
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Thursday 12 April 2018 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Pound cakes by Coline Arnaud, associate researcher at the National Library of France, lecturer at the University of Paris-Saclay
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Thursday 3 May 2018 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Food pairing: what is the science behind pairing ingredients? by Christophe Lavelle, biophysicist, researcher with the CNRS
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Thursday 7 June 2018 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Seasons and gastronomy: The surprising return of seasonality in cuisine by Denis Saillard, lecturer on modern history at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines
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