Le Cordon Bleu London, F&W's newest contributor, has announced the launch of their highly anticipated Julia Child Scholarship.

This year's scholarship aims to provide aspiring food entrepreneurs with the first steps to business success. The news of the scholarship comes hot on the heels of reports that the food sector is particularly important to the UK's economy, with the small food business sector alone boasting a turnover of £25 billion.

The prize for this year's scholarship is worth over £40,000 and includes a place on Le Cordon Bleu’s Diplôme de Pâtisserie, recognised globally as one of the most respected culinary qualifications in pastry and baking; a three month Le Cordon Bleu Diploma in Culinary Management; an internship at the iconic Savoy Hotel; and 12 months luxury accommodation provided by Londonist. The prize will be presented to the winner by Le Cordon Bleu Alumna, Mary Berry.

Le Cordon Belu Patisserie.

Le Cordon Belu Patisserie.

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Speaking about the scholarship, 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.”

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 Hara; Georgia 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 with The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and tickets to The Business Show. 

Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie.

Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie.

The Julia Child Scholarship is open to anyone who is over 18 and legally able to reside in the UK. To enter, head to the Le Cordon Bleu London website now for more information about the scholarship. 

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