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Le Cordon Bleu Le Festival

5 May - 7 May

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Two major French organisations, Le Cordon Bleu and Le Festival, have joined forces for the first time to showcase the unique and exciting traditions of their culture, giving locals a chance to get a real taste of France right in the centre of Brisbane this year.

Le Festival has been an iconic Brisbane cultural event for over nine years and was a pioneer in introducing multi-cultural events to the city.

Now for the first time, the globally renowned hospitality education institute, Le Cordon Bleu, has taken full sponsorship and naming rights for the event, to be known as Le Cordon Bleu Le Festival, which will take the event’s culinary experiences to a whole new level.

Le Cordon Bleu Australia, COO, Rudi Scheel says they have stepped up their involvement with Le Festival as it provides a great opportunity to showcase not only the importance of food in the French culture, but how the institute is teaching the next generation of qualified chefs right here in Queensland.

“It’s exciting to see the evolvement of Le Festival and we are delighted to continue our close association with the largest French festival in Australia to inspire visitors to explore and enjoy French cuisine and the unique culture,” said Mr Scheel.

“Students travel from as far as South America and Asia to come and study our patisserie and culinary courses, and with Brisbane considered such a multicultural hub, we are proud to give the Australian public a taste of the culinary expertise we are renowned for, and to foster more interactions between cultures.”

Festival-goers can expect this year’s event to include show-stopping cooking masterclasses, demonstrations and presentations by some of Le Cordon Bleu’s most talented chefs that will highlight the French cooking techniques that have inspired cuisines from all around the world.

Le Festival Director, Betty Moinet says the partnership with Le Cordon Bleu will provide fresh opportunity for Le Festival to deliver a more diverse event “à la française”.

“Le Festival is committed to bringing to the people of Brisbane, and indeed, Queensland, the love of France and all that it produces, whether it be food, wine, music or art.

“The synergy between us as a quintessential French festival and Le Cordon Bleu as the leading culinary school with Parisian roots made sense,” continued Ms Moinet.

“What we hope to achieve at Le Festival is a unity between France and Australia through the love of culture, and working closely with Le Cordon Bleu this year, enables us to better showcase French cuisine which is such an important part of French life.

“We have no doubt that this union will bring even more Francophiles to our event.”

Le Cordon Bleu Le Festival 2019 will run from July 5 -7 in South Bank and will showcase a vast range of stalls serving food, beverages, authentic French products, and a variety of French related entertainment.

With a reputation steeped in history, prestige and culinary excellence since its founding in Paris back in 1895, Le Cordon Bleu is a global leader in vocational and higher education in the culinary arts and hospitality management. For anyone inspired by Le Cordon Bleu’s demonstrations, the Brisbane Institute in South Bank has recently expanded its operations with the launch of new kitchens which will bolster students’ practical and theoretical training, providing them with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in the growing hospitality industry.

For more details on Le Cordon Bleu Le Festival, please visit: lefestival.com.au.

For more information on Le Cordon Bleu, please visit the website: www.cordonbleu.edu/australia

About Le Festival 2019

Date: Friday 5 July to Sunday 7 July 2019

Time: Friday: 5pm to 10pm

Saturday: 9am to 11pm

Sunday: 9am to 6pm

Location: Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands, Brisbane

Cost: $10 at the gate for Adults, $5 for students and concession, and FREE for children under 12

About Le Cordon Bleu:

Le Cordon Bleu Australia, part of the Le Cordon Bleu International network of 35 institutes globally, has been a leading educator in the culinary arts and hospitality sector for the last 30 years, offering world-class vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate studies in culinary arts, hotel and restaurant management and gastronomy in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney.

Le Cordon Bleu Australia teaches international standard culinary arts and hospitality management programmes to domestic and international students. With professional, industry trained teaching staff and lecturers, our Australian campuses offer four unique environments to learn the art and mastery of French culinary techniques as well as gastronomy, culture and undergraduate and postgraduate business programmes. Each campus offers a suite of programmes unique to that region, supported by our partner associations and institutions.

About Le Festival

Le Festival is a not for profit organisation founded in 2010 by a committee of French and Australian Francophiles alike who wish to spread the love of France and its culture to all of Queensland.

The event is organised in July to celebrate La Fête Nationale, or Bastille Day, which takes place July 14.


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