Above: Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School is celebrating its 11th anniversary in Bangkok with an announcement to relocate in January 2019.
With the last day at the current location at Dusit Thani Bangkok on 14 December 2018, Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School will begin the brand new academic year at the Zen Tower, Central World Shopping Centre, Ratchadamri Road, where it will occupy the 17th to 19th floors.
Above: the new LCBD comes with a sweeping view of Bangkok CBD.
The official opening date will be 14 January 2019, while the new students will have their orientation on 11 January. Le Cordon Bleu Dusit – a joint venture of the Dusit Hospitality Education and Le Cordon Bleu International – made its debut in Thailand back in 2007, bringing in the French-based world-class culinary programs into the Kingdom. Throughout their eleven years in town, they have so far produced over 10,000 culinary personnel to the industry. Now with the new and larger location (3,000 sqm, (1,000 sqm larger than its original location), occupying three floors of the building (17 – 19 floors)), the school will also be offering additional programs to sharpen the culinary and managerial skills of their students for a more competitive market.
Above: The new school occupies three whole floors of the Zen Tower, Central World, but still keeps the original Le Cordon Bleu ambience.
The new programs will include Advanced Culinary Management, Advanced Patisserie, Italian Cuisine Workshop and a new array of culinary experience programs. For example, sugar and chocolate works, wine and cheese and food pairing courses as considered necessary for the future market demands. This Bt300-million relocation also includes an entire upgrade on the equipment, making this one of the best and modern culinary schools in Thailand and Asia.
Above: Ms Suchada Sathapitanont, Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School Director is unveiling the floor plans of the new school.
Also, to celebrate their 11th anniversary, Le Cordon Bleu Dusit also created new ‘Taste of Partnership’ pastries that feature a combination of the meticulous French patisserie techniques and Thai unique ingredients. The three special desserts – Aromatic Lemongrass Cream and Mousse Cake, Tartelette Coconut, Mango and Vanilla, and Petit Gateaux Jingle Siam – will be available from at Dusit Thani Bangkok, Dusit Princess Srinakarin Bangkok, Dusit Thani Hua Hin, Dusit Thani Pattaya, dusitD2 Chiang Mai, and Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket from 1 October to December 31, 2018. Prices start from Bt145.
Above: The three ‘Taste of Partnership’ patisseries – Aromatic Lemongrass Cream and Mousse Cake, Tartelette Coconut, Mango and Vanilla, and Petit Gateaux Jingle Siam – now available at Dusit Thani Bangkok and some other venues.
Dusit Thani Bangkok – Thailand’s first Thai-owned five-star hotel and the tallest building in Bangkok when it first opened back in 1970 – will remain fully operational until 5 January 2019. The final check-outs of the last guests will take place at 2 pm on that day. This iconic premises will give way to a Bt36.7 billion (approximately USD 1.1 billion) mixed-use project that the hotel will partner with Central Pattana PLC.