The Julia Child Scholarship with Le Cordon Bleu


The Julia Child Scholarship with Le Cordon Bleu


Julia Child


With the UK food and drink sector boasting a turnover of around £25 billion, it remains a buoyant industry and one which continues to attract budding entrepreneurs. In fact, the Food Sector has increased by 89% between 2000 and 2017, compared to the whole economy which increased by 86%.

Culinary Arts Director at Le Cordon Bleu Chef Emil Minev said:

“As an institute with a rich heritage spanning over 120 years, Le Cordon Bleu has a long-standing reputation of training the finest chefs and most innovative Food Entrepreneurs in the world. This year’s Scholarship will showcase this and offers a unique platform for those with exciting food business ideas.”

Le Cordon Bleu Alumna, Mary Berry added;

“Le Cordon Bleu has always held a dear place in my heart, as the starting point of my career in food. From first-hand experience I know what a joy it is to be part of the LCB family, so I am especially thrilled to be presenting the Award to the winner of this year’s Julia Child Scholarship. I know whoever the winner is, will be embarking on a life changing journey!”


As part of the 2019 scholarship, Le Cordon Bleu has teamed up with some of its most successful alumni to provide additional mentorship to the winner, including Luiz HaraGeorgia Green;Dhruv Mittal and Evelina Ogorzalek. The winner will also receive an exclusive prize from Churchill, the leading manufacturer of innovative tableware, as well as a 12-month membership withThe Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and tickets to The Business Show. The second and third-place runners-up will receive high-performance ZWILLING Diplôme knives.

  1. Le Cordon Bleu is the prestigious network of institutions dedicated to excellence in culinary training and entrepreneurial hospitality management with 35 institutes worldwide training over 20,000 students each year of more than 130 nationalities.
  2. The total length of the Scholarship Award prize will be 12 months, which will begin in January 2020, and is open to any UK resident over the age of 18 years.
  3. Central London accommodation will be provided by Londonist for the 12-month duration of study.
  4. All candidates must be aged 18 and over, have British residency and submit their application through Le Cordon Bleu’s website. Visit:



Student Accommodation are sponsoring one room for the winner of the Scholarship Award for 12 months. Londonist DMC is the UK’s leading destination management centre company, offering the widest choice of tailor-made services in every area of London as well as other cities in the UK. They can provide both short term and long-term accommodations, from 2 weeks up until 24, 36, 43 and 51 weeks.


As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.


A two-day event attracts more than 25,000 businesses who attend with the primary agenda of improving and expanding their business, and to anybody who has attended the show it will come as no surprise that it’s now the fastest growing business show in Europe.


A world-famous name, celebrated for sublime service, where Art Deco rubs shoulders with English Edwardian, and exceptional dining blends with contemporary cocktails. The Savoy stands proudly on the Northbank of the River Thames. The ballet, opera and theatre of vibrant Covent Garden are just steps away; with the City, world-renowned museums and galleries, and the designer shopping of Knightsbridge and Mayfair within easy reach.


In 1731, Peter Henckels registered the now world famous ZWILLING as a trademark with the Cutler’s Guild of Solingen, thereby laying the foundation for an international company. The white ZWILLING symbol on a red background is today an expression of a sophisticated lifestyle. The ZWILLING Diplôme knife series provides exceptionally sharp, professional grade knives, developed by ZWILLING in co-operation with Le Cordon Bleu and made in Seki, Japan. Each knife features a FineCarbide 61 steel blade for outstanding sharpness and cutting-edge retention, and an ergonomic, riveted handle for easy, comfortable use.


Over 220 years of manufacturing expertise and a pure passion for innovation goes into Churchill’s tableware products. From its ceramic manufacturing base – in Stoke-on-Trent, England – food presentation and service is at the heart of the design process. Whilst continual investment in technology ensures a global reputation for supplying the highest quality products. From beverage to dining; buffet and serving – all areas of food service are considered and catered for within the collection. New ranges and collections are added three times a year ensuring the ever-changing needs and requirements of the hospitality market are met. Enabling each establishment from hotel, restaurant, cafe to patisserie to create a unique experience of its own.


Julia Child is one of Le Cordon Bleu’s most esteemed alumni, who famously changed career becoming a true pioneer of French food and home cooking. Over her more than fifty-year career as a cooking teacher, author and advocate, she became a beloved culinary icon. The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts was created by Julia in 1995 and became operational in 2004. Its mission is to honour and further Julia’s legacy.