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Le cordon blue closing all US schools?!

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Soooo one of my cooks came in today telling me about how everyone at her lcb were rounded up and told how all locations are closing. So I found this . Crazy. While I've always been with the camp saying the price was totally disproportionate to the expected income and that , generally, cooking schools have an unrealistic approach to the industry- I'm kind of sad to here this. This does not bode well for a more educated workforce.
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Sad but not surprising. LCB was a pretty respectable school at one time but I know they lost accreditation a few years back. Instead of a real AAS they were just handing out certificates/diplomas. I've worked with a fairly steady stream of LCB grads since they have a location in the Twin Cities, not far from me. I can say that the level of education and preparedness took a nosedive about five years ago. The kids coming out of there now are taught next to nothing. My niece went there a couple years ago and told me they aren't really taught any butchering or fabrication to speak of- they watch a guy butcher a pig and that's about it. I'd be royally pissed if I paid my $30,000 and learned less than I could have from just picking up Alton Brown's Good Eats on DVD.
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Eh? Where are you? I'm in MSP.
I'll PM you. My favorite thing about CT is venting about work somewhat anonymously./img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif
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