Brown College Culinary School

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Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Program at Brown College

    Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Program at Brown College is located in Mendota Heights, a suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. The Brown College has provided quality education to students for over 50 years, and is the first school in the U.S. to partner with the acclaimed Le Cordon Bleu program. The program offers a progressive, comprehensive culinary education taught in a modern facility.

    Few institutions of any kind possess the prestigious reputation of Le Cordon Bleu. Founded in Paris in 1895, this internationally renowned school for the culinary arts has become synonymous with expertise, tradition, and refinement – qualities that are painstakingly nurtured by the school. Le Cordon Bleu’s arrival in the United States is significant beyond mere expansion. It ushers in a new era in culinary arts that combines classical French techniques with American technology and training. Today, Le Cordon Bleu operates schools in London, Tokyo, Ottawa and Sydney in addition to its Paris location, and its partnership with Brown College in the U.S. further extends its influence.

    Culinary Programs

    Training at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Program at Brown College combines demonstration classes followed by hands-on practical courses in professionally equipped, modern kitchens. The curriculum comprises one of the world’s most intensive, practical, and comprehensive culinary training. Courses are taught at succeeding levels under the guidance and close supervision of experienced Executive Chefs. Students are encouraged to explore their own styles, creativity and background.

    Technique classes are supplemented with examinations of theory, guest demonstrations, table service training, wine courses and a variety of other related instructions. Students and staff agree: the educational experience at Le Cordon Bleu at Brown College is rigorous, but highly rewarding.

    Each graduate of the program receives the coveted Le Cordon Bleu Diploma and a Brown College A.A.S Degree, which can open doors to an enviable career, or enhance a career in progress.


    Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Program at Brown College admits students who demonstrate an intense desire and commitment to become a professional chef and/or leader in the food industry. Students are expected to show a high degree of motivation and ambition.

    Financial Aid

    Financial Aid is a process that many of our students utilize. Every student needs a plan for paying for their education. While some pay by cash, many students use financial aid to help with their college costs. Our friendly Financial Aid staff is available to assist you through the financial aid application process. Brown College is committed to helping every student, whether applying for financial aid or paying by cash, in completing their financial aid plan. Brown College has helped many students just like you. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

    Career Services

    Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Program at (LCB-BC) is part of the Career Education Corporation network. The Career Services Department at LCB-BC is pleased to offer placement assistance to our graduates and alumni. Our Career Services staff is committed to developing and maintaining job opportunities domestically and internationally that encompass all career paths within the Culinary Industry. Offering personal career guidance, Brown College will aid in securing employment that is both enriching and rewarding for our graduates and alumni.

    In sum, the Career Services department at LCB-BC is committed to finding the best employment opportunities for our graduates and alumni, and to providing the employers with whom Brown College works, the best possible candidates.


    Le Cordon Bleu at Brown College
    1440 Northland Drive
    Mendota Heights, MN 55120-1004

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