Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Miami partners with the James Beard Foundation
to offer scholarships

Kirk T. Bachmann, vice president of academics, Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America and interim president of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Miami (LCB Miami), announced earlier this month the establishment of five scholarships within the James Beard Foundation. The scholarships totaling $15,000 will be granted to qualifying students attending LCB Miami in each of the following segments: career changer, female, Hispanic heritage, high school Spanish language speaker from a major metropolitan area and a student from the New York metropolitan area.

"The esteemed legacy of the James Beard Foundation provides the perfect partnership for reaching potential students in financial need and with the motivation to pursue a career from the foremost French culinary arts program in the world" said Bachmann. "Many students face significant obstacles as they pursue their passion at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Miami, and this new scholarship program will help them achieve their dream."

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Miami presented the scholarships at a special dinner event at the famed James Beard House in New York City, in early November. The dinner, titled "Savoring the Americas," was created by the LCB Miami chef instructors Marcelo Marino, Miles Mitchell, Michel Pompei and Ray Rutenis. The special event reflected the high level of classic and tradition-based education received by Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Miami students.

School scholarships are awarded as waivers that will be applied as a credit to the student's account. Applicants must meet the admission and eligibility requirements at the applicable participating schools to be eligible to receive an award. For a complete list of James Beard Foundation School Scholarships and complete details, click here.