- 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.
- An overnight apprenticeship with a Panera baker at a bakery-café to experience the magic of Panera’s bakery first-hand.
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 02, 2011 @ 11:13 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]