Le Cordon Bleu closing all its U.S. cooking schools

Following a period of massive enrollment increases during the recession, Career Education Corporation recently announced it is closing all 16 Le Cordon Bleu culinary schools in the U.S., reports NBC Chicago.

The last day for enrollment is January 4, 2016; after that, all current students will be allowed to finish but no new ones will be accepted.

Over 115 years old, Le Cordon Blue may be best known as the school where Julia Child took classes in Paris starting in 1950. The Mendota Heights location was founded in 1999.

The company’s president and CEO, Todd Nelson, said in a news release that it had sought a new owner for Le Cordon Bleu North America but found that this process was better for students and the brand.

[H/T NBC Chicago]

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