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Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni

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People on this list must have gone to Le Cordon Bleu and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Le Cordon Bleu, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Le Cordon Bleu include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Le Cordon Bleu alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Le Cordon Bleu are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Le Cordon Bleu.

This list contains graduates like Giada De Laurentiis and Julia Child.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Le Cordon Bleu?” and “Which celebrities are Le Cordon Bleu alumni?”
  • Giada Pamela De Laurentiis (born August 22, 1970) is an American chef, writer, and television personality. She is the host of Food Network's Giada at Home. She also appears regularly as a contributor ...more
  • Julia Carolyn Child (née McWilliams; August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was an American chef, author and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public ...more
  • Mario Francesco Batali (born September 19, 1960) is an American chef, writer, restaurateur, and media personality. Batali formerly co-owned restaurants in New York City; Las Vegas; Los Angeles and ...more
  • Homaro "Omar" Cantu Jr. (September 23, 1976 – April 14, 2015) was an American chef and inventor known for his use of molecular gastronomy. As a child, Cantu was fascinated with science and ...more
  • Alfred Davis Lunt Jr. (August 12, 1892 – August 3, 1977) was an American stage director and actor who had a long-time professional partnership with his wife, actress Lynn Fontanne. Broadway's ...more
  • Jeff Probst (born November 4, 1962) is an American game show host and an executive producer. He is best known as the Emmy Award-winning host of the U.S. version of the reality television show ...more
  • Ming Tsai (Chinese: 蔡明昊; pinyin: Cài Mínghào; born March 29, 1964) is an American restaurateur, television personality, and celebrity chef. Tsai's restaurants have focused on East-West fusion ...more
  • Sandra Lee Christiansen (born July 3, 1966) is an American television chef and author. She is known for her "Semi-Homemade" cooking concept, which Lee describes as using 70 percent pre-packaged ...more
  • Rachel Khoo is chef, writer and broadcaster, with her own BBC series.
  • Stephanie Izard (born October 30, 1976) is an American chef residing in Chicago, Illinois, best known as the first female chef to win Bravo's Top Chef, taking the title during its fourth season. She ...more
  • Sheila Lukins (November 18, 1942 – August 30, 2009), was an American cook and food writer. She was most famous as the co-author, with Julee Rosso, of The Silver Palate series of cookbooks, and The ...more
  • Gastón Acurio Jaramillo (born October 30, 1967) is a Peruvian chef and ambassador of Peruvian cuisine. He is the owner of restaurants in several countries and is the author of several books. In Peru ...more
  • Jehane Benoît, OC was a Canadian culinary author, speaker, commentator, journalist, and broadcaster. After studying at the Sorbonne and the Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris, she started her own ...more
  • Simone "Simca" Beck (7 July 1904 in Normandy, France – 20 December 1991) was a French cookbook author and cooking teacher who, along with colleagues Julia Child and Louisette Bertholle, played a ...more
  • Kathleen Flinn (born June 1, 1967) is an American writer and journalist. She is best known for the 2007 New York Times bestseller, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry.
  • Nancy Silverton is an American chef, baker, and author. The winner of the James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Chef Award in 2014, Silverton is recognized for her role in popularizing sourdough and ...more
  • Charlotte Snyder Turgeon was an American chef and author. She translated and edited the first English-language version of the Larousse Gastronomique. Turgeon was a graduate of Smith College and ...more
  • Aida Marianne Mollenkamp (born April 15, 1980) is a chef, television personality, and food writer from Manhattan Beach, California.
  • Yotam Assaf Ottolenghi (born 14 December 1968) is an Israeli-English chef, restaurant owner, and food writer. He is the co-owner of six delis and restaurants in London, as well as the author of ...more
  • Dione Lucas (10 October 1909 – 18 December 1971) (pronounced DEE-OH-NEE) was an English chef, and the first female graduate of Le Cordon Bleu.
  • Kelsey Nixon is an American chef and television personality. In 2008, she came in fourth place on the fourth season of the Food Network series Food Network Star. She hosted the Cooking Channel series ...more
  • Nathalie Dupree (born December 23, 1939 in New Jersey) is an author, chef, and cooking show host whose work has focused on American Southern cuisine. She was the first woman since Julia Child to host ...more
  • Amy Reiley is an American aphrodisiac foods authority, author of aphrodisiac cookbooks Fork Me, Spoon Me and Chile Aphrodisia, culinary journalist and owner of food and wine publishing and consulting ...more
  • Cindy Pawlcyn (born Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American chef best known for the restaurants she opened in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Napa Valley between 1983 and 2008. Pawlcyn was an early ...more
  • Louisette Bertholle was a French chef and author, best known as one of the three authors of the bestselling cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking.