Before starting to read this post, if you have any doubts about how young I am at heart, please read some of my earlier posts. You will surely discover that I’m youthful without the use of wrinkle creams, cheerful without the use of whitening toothpastes and wonderful, well, in general.
So now that we have settled that, and given that you already know how passionate I am about cooking from my blog, let me tell you that if I get an opportunity to study cooking and culinary arts, it will be from one of the most prestigious international cooking programs. I’m talking about the Grand Diplôme from Le Cordon Bleu London.
20 reasons why I want to study culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu in the UK
- First things first. Shakespeare was born in Britain. In addition to that, the UK is packed with historic monuments, royal palaces and some of the world’s top museums.
- I am keen to be part of that culture which is seeped in excellence. Among other of UK’s heroes is J.K. Rowling who is the first person to make a billion dollars from writing books.
- The UK landscape is awe-inspiring. UK mostly has knife edge ridges and high grounds with valleys in between. Thick glaciers from the Ice age are responsible for such a terrain.
- I can get to visit my most favorite city in the world, London! And if you didn’t know already, here’s a fun fact about London: For the third time in modern Olympic history, London, England, was the proud host of the Games, making it the first city to achieve such an honor.
- Specific to my area of interest, the UK has produced generations of excellent chefs and cooks including Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay.
- As the hospitality industry soars in Britain, the food and culinary education is becoming more planned and focused. There are lots of opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience too. Modern culinary arts school graduates work in restaurant, hotel, and casino kitchens. Positions as caterers, private chefs, owner/operators, and even instructors are also growing in numbers.
- As a student in the UK, I’ll meet people from all over the world because it attracts almost a million international students each year.
- If I go to study in the UK, I can be rest assured about the quality of education. Just as an example: Four of the top six universities in the world are in the UK.
- Though I am not going to be studying for the purpose of gaining employment, I will feel secure as my qualification will make me highly employable. The 2013/14 QS World University Rankings found that employers worldwide consider UK graduates among the most ’employable’ – from a global survey of 27,000 graduate employers, five UK universities were ranked in the top 10.
- The universities and schools boast of excellent faculty, research infrastructure and course design. At their most recent inspection, 97% of further education colleges were judged satisfactory or better, for their overall effectiveness.
- As a student in the UK, I will be provided a lot of facilities and support. Many UK shops, restaurants and businesses offer substantial student discounts to help make your life affordable. I can also get cheap deals for train and bus tickets.
- I’ll have a lot of help in settling in when I first arrive, with the help of orientation programmes, welfare officers, ‘house parents’, a resident nurse, form tutor and many other such helpful people.
- There are many financial support schemes for international students who wish to join a UK course.
- My chosen institute is a class apart. Le Cordon Bleu London is home to one of the most prestigious international cooking programs.
- Over 80 Le Cordon Bleu chefs from the finest kitchens and Michelin-starred restaurants pass on their knowledge and experience daily to their students.
- Le Cordon Bleu Grand Diplôme is the most prestigious culinary qualification from Le Cordon Bleu, combining the study of our Diplôme de Cuisine and Diplôme de Pâtisserie. This accredited diploma s awarded after nine months of full-time tuition.
- With innovation and new technologies, Le Cordon Bleu continually adapts its academic programs to the future. This will turn my current style of cooking on its head and take me into an exciting new culinary direction.
- Studying at Le Cordon Bleu will not only introduce me to some of the finest chefs as professors, but also as classmates. I am sure to come back with some very meaningful and lifelong friendships to cherish!
- I am open to the idea of starting a restaurant back home in Delhi. An education from the UK especially one gained at Le Cordon Bleu may be the right launch-pad for me to be able to start discussions around that with various people.
- Studying now will be a great start to the second part of my life. After seeing my children almost settle down in their lives, I’m looking to find some new meaning and track in my life. An education in the UK will be the perfect way to do that.
So, out of the reasons aplenty,
these were my twenty.
With the UK’s Midas touch to my cooking,
I’ll invite you to my restaurant opening! 🙂
Information sources: http://www.culinaryschools.org/international/united-kingdom-cooking-schools/, http://knowledgeisgreat.in/, http://www.lcblondon.com/whylcb/en, www.visitbritain.com, : http://whatthafact.com/interesting-facts-about-united-kingdom/#ixzz2t2J1D3rS, www.britishcouncil.in, http://www.educationuk.org
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