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List Rules 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?”

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Giada De Laurentiis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Television producer, Author, Actor Giada Pamela De Laurentiis is an Italian-born American chef, writer, television personality, and the host of the current Food Network television program Giada at Home. She also appears regularly ...more

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Julia Child is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Cook, Copywriter, TV chef Julia Carolyn Child was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of ...more

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Mario Batali is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
TV chef, Author, Actor Mario Francesco Batali is an American chef, writer, restaurateur and media personality. In addition to his classical culinary training, he is an expert on the history and culture of Italian ...more

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Homaro Cantu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Inventor, Chef Homaro Cantu was an American inventor, entrepreneur, and chef, known for his use of molecular gastronomy. He owned and operated the Cantu Designs Firm and Moto Restaurant in Chicago, Illinois.

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Alfred Lunt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Theatre Director, Actor Alfred Lunt was an American stage director and actor, often identified for a long-time professional partnership with his wife, actress Lynn Fontanne. Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre was named ...more

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Jeff Probst is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Journalist, Television producer, Game Show Host Jeffrey Lee "Jeff" Probst 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 show Survivor. ...more

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Ming Tsai is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Restaurateur, Author, Presenter Ming Tsai is an American restaurateur, television personality, and celebrity chef of fusion cuisine. Tsai currently hosts Ming's Quest, a cooking show featured on the Fine Living Network, and ...more

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Sandra Lee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
TV chef, Author, Writer Sandra Lee 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 products and 30 percent

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Rachel Khoo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Celebrity chef Rachel Khoo is chef, writer and broadcaster, with her own BBC series.

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Stephanie Izard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Chef Stephanie Izard is an American chef residing in Chicago, Illinois, best known as the first female chef to win Bravo's Top Chef, taking the title on the fourth season. She is the co-owner and ...more

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Sheila Lukins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Author, Chef Sheila Lukins, was an American cook and food writer. She was most famous as the co-author, with Julee Rosso, of the The Silver Palate series of cookbooks, and The New Basics Cookbook, a very ...more

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Gaston Acurio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Businessperson, Author, Chef Gastón Acurio Jaramillo is a Peruvian chef and ambassador of Peruvian cuisine. He is owner of restaurants in several countries and is the author of several books. In Peru he is the host ...more

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Jehane Benoît is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Chef 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 ...more

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Simone Beck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Chef Simone "Simca" Beck was a French cookbook author and cooking teacher who, along with colleagues Julia Child and Louisette Bertholle, played a significant role in the introduction of ...more

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Kathleen Flinn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Kathleen Flinn Writer Kathleen Flinn is an award-winning American writer and journalist best known for the 2007 New York Times bestseller, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry. The book was the first to provide ...more

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Nancy Silverton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Chef 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 ...more

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Charlotte Turgeon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Charlotte Turgeon Writer, Chef 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

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Aida Mollenkamp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Aida Marianne Mollenkamp is a chef, television personality, and food writer from Manhattan Beach, California.

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Yotam Ottolenghi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Writer, Chef Yotam Ottolenghi is a British-based chef, cookery writer and restaurant owner.

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Dione Lucas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Dione Lucas Dione Lucas was an English chef, and the first female graduate of Le Cordon Bleu. Lucas was fundamental in establishing an unprecedented extension of the famous Paris Culinary School in London ...more

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Kelsey Nixon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Chef Kelsey Nixon is an American chef who hosts the Cooking Channel series Kelsey’s Essentials, which premiered November 6, 2010. She was one of the final four contestants in the fourth season of the ...more

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Nathalie Dupree is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Nathalie Dupree Author, Chef Nathalie Dupree 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 than one hundred cooking ...more

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Amy Reiley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Amy Reiley 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 ...more

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Cindy Pawlcyn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Cindy Pawlcyn Chef Cindy Pawlcyn 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 advocate for using ...more

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Louisette Bertholle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
Louisette Bertholle Author, Chef 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.