Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Seattle, WA

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Le Cordon Bleu Is Closing All US Schools

According to Career Education Corporation, the parent for-profit company that owns the Le Cordon Bleu brand, the school will no longer enroll new students and begin the task of closing down current operations.

The 16 US campuses are expected to remain open until September of 2017 for current students to finish their culinary training according to a release from CEC.

Why Is Le Cordon Bleu Closing These Schools?

Todd Nelson, president and chief executive officer of Career Education Corporation said, “New federal regulations make it difficult to project the future for career schools that have higher operating costs, such as culinary schools that require expensive commercial kitchens and ongoing food costs.

Despite our best efforts to find a new caretaker for these well-renowned culinary colleges, we could not reach an agreement that we believe was in the best interests of both our students and our stockholders.”


Although Le Cordon Bleu was considered one of the largest national and international culinary programs around, there are still many culinary, baking and hostility management programs available. We are very sorry to see this institution close and look forward to see if another organization enters the market to fill the void.

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