Cantabridgia is reporting that famed Paris-based cooking school Le Cordon Bleu is set to open a location in Cambridge. The school, which will operate out of the the Athenaeum Press Building near Kendall Square will offer several programs, among them an associate’s degree granting program in Culinary Arts and general education courses open to the public. It will also host an on-site restaurant, which we’re especially excited about.
One of Le Cordon Bleu’s most famous alumni is, of course, Julia Child, who was a longtime Cambridge resident. She attended the original Paris location while living in France in the late 1940s. Child often credited Le Cordon Bleu with teaching her to cook: a skill which she, of course, passed down to thousands of Americans. Who knows! Perhaps the next wildly influential food star will come out of the new Cambridge Le Cordon Bleu.