Ateneo-Le Cordon Bleu Institute to Open Its Doors in 2015February 28, 2019
- Mikka WeeWords
Metro Manila is teeming with restaurants serving different cuisines, with new trends and attractions popping up almost every other week. Given our burgeoning food industry, the need for more and more skilled talent to continue serving the city’s needs continues to rise. With independent culinary institutes in the Philippines gaining more and more recognition, a certain university has finally decided to open its doors to hospitality management programs.
Ateneo-Le Cordon Bleu and will offer courses on hospitality education starting 2015.
The Ateneo de Manila University has recently partnered with world-renowned culinary school, Le Cordon Bleu, to create a number of degree programs that are geared towards hospitality education. Starting 2015, the Ateneo-Le Cordon Bleu Institute will be accepting students for its first course under the new program, B.S. Restaurant Entrepreneurship. In succeeding years, the following courses are also expected to appear in the lineup:
- Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management (BSHRM)
- Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (BSHM)
- Master of Science in Hospitality Management / Hotel and Restaurant Management (MSHM/MSHRM)
- Doctor of Hotel and Restaurant Management / Hospitality Management (DHRM/DHHM)
B.S. Restaurant Entrepreneurship will be the first offered program, but one-day certificate culinary courses will be available as well.
For those who aren’t looking for a traditional four year program, the Ateneo-Le Cordon Bleu Institute will be offering one-day certificate culinary courses as well. These courses will be available in both the Loyola Schools and the Rockwell campus. Dean Rudy Ang from the Ateneo John Gokongwei School of Management (JGSOM) describes these hospitality courses as highly differentiated and specialized.
Ateneo’s partnership with Le Cordon Bleu will rectify the erroneous assumption that one has to leave the country for topnotch education in these fields. Le Cordon Bleu is the world’s largest institution that focuses primarily on hospitality education. It currently has over 50 schools in 5 different continents serving 20,000 students (including a few celebrities like this Gossip Girl star) in a year, and is renowned for its courses on hospitality management, tourism, culinary arts, and gastronomy.