- One year’s worth of ‘Master Chef’ classes: These non-professional cooking classes take place an average of once/month. The series is designed for food-lovers and enthusiasts. All classes feature step-by-step chef demonstrations followed by hands-on fun and new skill application. From seasonal favorites to creative courses in cooking, baking, cake decorating and much more, students can learn classic foundational techniques that can add a professional touch to the dishes they make.
- Private dinner from Le Cordon Bleu Chef: This portion of the prize will give the winner a chance to sit down with seven of his/her closest friends and family for a private dinner prepared by one of Le Cordon Bleu’s acclaimed chefs. The experience will not only give the winner an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind dining experience, it will also allow him/her to see how a Le Cordon Bleu chef takes their creations from kitchen to table, up close and personal.
Tell us in 500 words or less about your love of baking, why you want to learn about the craft and how winning the contest will help fulfill your culinary dreams.
Panera Bread’s Head Chef Tom Gumpel and
Bravo’s Top Chef Season 7 Finalist Tiffany Derry along with other Chicago judges will choose the grand prize contest winner at Le Cordon Bleu Chicago.
Only persons residing in Illinois and Indiana who are at least 18 years of age can enter.
August 01, 2011 @ 08:00 am (CDT)
August 31, 2011 @ 11:00 pm (CDT)
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About the Company
Panera Bread Company owns and franchises 1,467 bakery-cafes as of March 29, 2011 under the Panera Bread®, Saint Louis Bread Co.®, and Paradise Bakery & Café® names. We feature high... [more]
Panera Bread Company owns and franchises 1,467 bakery-cafes as of March 29, 2011 under the Panera Bread®, Saint Louis Bread Co.®, and Paradise Bakery & Café® names. We feature high quality, reasonably priced food in a warm, inviting, and comfortable environment. With our identity rooted in handcrafted, fresh-baked, artisan bread, we are committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust. Nearly all of our bakery-cafes have a menu highlighted by antibiotic-free chicken, whole grain bread, and select organic and all natural ingredients, with zero grams of artificial trans fat per serving, which provide flavorful, wholesome offerings. Our menu includes a wide variety of year-round favorites complemented by new items introduced seasonally with the goal of creating new standards in everyday food choices. In neighborhoods across the United States and in Ontario, Canada, our customers enjoy our warm and welcoming environment featuring comfortable gathering areas, relaxing decor, and free internet access. Our bakery-cafes routinely donate bread and baked goods to community organizations in need. Additional