GD Goenka University and Le Cordon Bleu International to Expand India Campus

Le Cordon Bleu, the prestigious culinary arts and hospitality management institution with a century-old legacy from France, is delighted to announce the consolidation and enrichment of its brand presence in India through the establishment of the LCB Campus at GD Goenka University. This declaration commemorates a decade-long partnership between GD Goenka and LCB, underscoring LCB's dedication to India as a pivotal global market.

The extensive strategy for India involves increasing student capacity threefold to address the escalating need for top-notch hospitality and culinary arts education. This highlights the acknowledgment of Indian talent sought after by international brands in Europe, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and beyond. Aligned with the significant demand for professional undergraduate and diploma programs in hospitality management and culinary arts, the campus will now boast 50,000 sq. ft of technical training areas situated within GD Goenka Education City, sprawling across 60 acres in Gurugram.

The facility expansion will aid teaching and training for 500 additional learners through the introduction of a Culinary Theatre, 3 new Training Kitchens, 2 New Pastry Kitchens, 1 New Bakery, 1 Additional Chocolate Artistry Room, and Multiple Student Experience Areas. Operating as a Centre of Excellence and featuring a global curriculum mapped with Le Cordon Bleu, the LCB India campus will provide immense benefits for students and industry alike, including student and faculty exchange programmes, global pathway opportunities, internships and placements.

Students enrolled at LCB India will have access to structured LCB articulation pathways, providing them with the chance to transition to Paris or other LCB campuses. This offers them global exposure and avenues for career growth. Additionally, the collaboration will facilitate faculty exchange and Management Development Programs (MDPs), fostering a culture of continual learning and professional enhancement. Indian students will also gain from the presence of international faculty from Paris, who will visit the campus to enrich their educational journey with insights from global experts. Moreover, LCB India students will have the opportunity to intern with LCB's partners in Europe and elsewhere, gaining invaluable practical experience and exposure to international culinary techniques.

Mr. Andre J Cointreau, President & CEO, Le Cordon Bleu remarked, "We're moving from a partnership of programmes to a full campus. And I say that everything is accelerating to our systems and processes, our education, which are on one global learning platform, shared by 35-plus LCB institutes around the world, in 28 countries. We’ve partnered with GD Goenka University for a decade, and I can say that we really feel proud of what has been our past and how things are developing. So we're going to move ahead at full speed".

Mr. Nipun Goenka, Managing Director, GD Goenka Group quoted, “We value our decade-long partnership with Le Cordon Bleu and we have always been very appreciative. Seeing a high demand for our programmes, we are strengthening our partnership so we can deliver an unparalleled campus experience right here in India. We’re excited about joining global LCB learning systems. The sky is the limit".