Cordon Bleu takes 30 of tomorrow’s Saudi chefs under its wings

Budding Saudi chefs, a class of 30, make a happy picture at the Cordon Bleu culinary arts training institute, based in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. — Courtesy photo

RIYADH — The Cordon Bleu culinary arts training institute, based in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, has just opened its doors to a class of 30 students from Saudi Arabia. This is a first, which is included as part of the Vision 2030 plan.

Prince Muhammad Bin Salman Foundation (MISK), in partnership with the Quality of Life program, launched a training program in culinary arts in collaboration with the French cooking school Cordon Bleu on Thursday.

Thirty young Saudi men and women from 6 regions of the Kingdom will participate in the program until the summer of next year.

The training program is one of the initiatives of the fellowship and training resourcefulness at Misk, in a move to raise the level of Saudi chefs and train them in the oldest international schools.

The program, which is hosted by Cordon Bleu School in Paris, is scheduled to last for 14 months, until Aug. 9 to 28, 2020. The training focuses on various culinary styles based on practical experience in this field.

The trainees will also have the opportunity to learn the French language and culture.

Students who successfully complete the program are expected to receive an internationally recognized professional certificate in food preparation and culinary arts, while the program aims to impart the knowledge and skills required by the growing hospitality, restaurants sector and to keep up with the acceleration in the Saudi market.

The Cordon Bleu training program is based on 3 levels to teach trainees the mastery of cooking techniques — basic, intermediate and advanced. — SG