Plans to offer internationally recognised culinary courses in Melbourne’s west moved a step closer as Victoria University Vice Chancellor Elizabeth Harman and senior staff joined Le Cordon Bleu International CEO and President Monsieur André Cointreau for lunch at VU training restaurant, The Terrace.
The partnership, signed earlier this year, will see two new VU hospitality qualifications, enhanced by Le Cordon Bleu’s involvement: a Bachelor of Business (Culinary Management) and an Associate Degree in Culinary Management.
After lunch, architects gave an update on the $2.7 million worth of new hospitality teaching and training facilities that VU will build at Footscray Nicholson Campus by June 2010 with federal government funding.
Renovations will include a new training restaurant, three state-of-the-art training kitchens, two theatre-style demonstration kitchens, and upgrades to change rooms, cools rooms and service lifts.
The new courses and renovations will strengthen VU’s position as one of the country’s leading providers of high-level hospitality teaching and training.