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Le Cordon Bleu London

London , England ,United Kingdom

Diploma in Gastronomy, Nutrition & Food Trends

Designed to support the growing interest in health within restaurants, cafés and retail, the Diploma in Gastronomy, Nutrition & Food Trends is a 3 month gastronomy course based on the principles of nutrition and food science, and their application within culinary arts in alignment with current and future food trends.

This full-time diploma ensures that future industry professionals can effectively respond to consumer interest in health, wellness and nutritious foods without compromising on sustainability or culinary creativity.

The course integrates the principles of nutrition into culinary arts in order to create innovative, inspiring and highly nutritious meals. It aims at building a foundation which will enable you to progress in your future food industry career.

This programme will provide a holistic approach to food and nutrition through lectures, culinary demonstrations and practical application.

This course does not focus on teaching fundamental hands-on culinary techniques. If you are keen to learn practical culinary skills, we suggest that you consider one of our practical Cuisine or Pâtisserie diplomas or certificates. Students also study the Diploma in Plant-Based Culinary Arts before or having completed this course.

Please note that in order to successfully complete culinary programmes at Le Cordon Bleu students may be required to handle live shellfish, prepare and use veal stock, take part in practical butchery classes on beef, pork and chicken, and handle alcoholic beverages within a culinary context which may be specific to their programme.

*Please note all cooking equipment including knives are provided in our kitchen for use during the practical sessions only. The uniform kit excludes the knife kit.

Campus Information


15 Bloomsbury Square London , WC1A2LS United Kingdom


  • April Deadline: June
  • Sep Deadline: Dec

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

As the world’s largest culinary education provider, Le Cordon Bleu is always seeking dedicated, proactive individuals to join our team of professionals. We offer exceptional career opportunities in a variety of positions around the world. If you are looking to work for a company with unlimited growth potential in a constantly evolving, fast-paced environment, Le Cordon Bleu may be the right next step for you

Thailand, Thailand
Academic Manager
Thai Cuisine Instructor (Contract)
Malaysia, Malaysia
Bakery Pastry Chef Instructor

PSW Opportunity

Tier 4 students sponsored by Le Cordon Bleu have permission to work 10 hours per week during term-time and full-time during vacations

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) for UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration) test report result with 5.0 or above in all components. You can choose either the Academic or General module

Non-Tier 4 Visa , who do not require a Tier 4 Visa, should provide the school with one of the following:
English language certificate equivalent to CEFR level B2
Academic transcript of a completed course taught in English
Employment history in an English language environment
Oxford English placement test (provided by Le Cordon Bleu) with telephone interview