Notter School Vs Le Cordon Bleu

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Juny1980 Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 8:37pm
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I am considering going back to school next year to becoma a Certified Pastry Chef; however, I'm torn. There are 2 schools nearby...The Notter School of Pastry Arts and Le Cordon Bleu. Does anyone have any thoughts or advice?

Thanks in advance!

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Mike1394 Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 9:34pm
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NOTTER. LCB as a whole is nothing, but an advertising farce. Notter is in the top 2-3 in the country.


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mkolmar Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 2:45am
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Notter all the way! LCB in France would be awesome. LCB here in the states--not so great.

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BakingGirl Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 3:11am
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I have attended a couple of courses at the Notter school and as a result I am always sent info about their upcoming classes and their 6 month courses. As a school they have top notch instructors visiting and they always seem to have interesting speciality courses. I don't know anything about LCB so I cannot compare, but the Notter school is certainly very good.

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Curtsmin24 Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 1:06pm
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Notter, I am going there after I am done with the art institute. Only for the weekend classes and the special guests they have. I checked out lcb and I wasn't really feeling the amount of cash shelled out to the classroom student to teacher ratio. Notter is not very expensive and you can go to classes on the weekends too.

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PinkZiab Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 2:17pm
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NOTTER NOTTER NOTTER! Be lucky that you live close enough to go. I would've given my left arm to go to Notter, but then i realized, well, what kind of pastry chef would I be without a left arm (lol)... my life circumstances did not really allow for even temporary relocation to Florida, so the FCI won out. I do plan on taking some continuing education classes there in the (hopefully) not too distant future, but if you can go there for your certificate, then GO FOR IT!

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Jovy Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 8:02pm
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Definitely Notter thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif ...I have taken classes there and I cant wait take the 24 week program...I think it is the best school in town that offers a great pastry program and the price is reasonable... icon_biggrin.gif

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Juny1980 Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 10:40pm
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Wow, thank you ALL for such GREAT and POSITIVE feedback. You have definitely made my decision much much easier =)

I was already excited about Notter and was leaning more towards it anyway, but your comments have really pushed me right over.

I can't wait to sign up!!!

Notter, HERE I COME!!! icon_lol.gif

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