For 120 years, Le Cordon Bleu
successfully achieves its mission of transmission and influence of French gastronomy through its worldwide network.
Once the Cordon Bleu
team complete their regional travels, they will whittle down the semi-finalists - picking two from the Newcastle interviews - for the final in London later this year which will involve showing off cooking skills.
The Ruckers have had two horses in the race before, in 2012 when Moloney rode Cappa Bleu
for the first time and State of Play was ridden by Noel Fehily.
NO GRAND PLAN Cappa Bleu
will not be at Aintree in April but may return next season
, 17, had to train in both sports to prepare for the role.
Kate Miller, spokeswoman for Blue Square, said: "This will be one of the ante-post gambles of the last few years if Vodka Bleu
can succeed on Saturday.
Five readers have the chance to win two bottles of each spirit--Alize Bleu
, Alize Red, Alize Gold and Alize Wild--worth more than 100 [pounds sterling].
Nathaniel Allen of BIA Cordon Bleu
, center, toasts, from left, Stonewall Kitchen's Linda Broadlick, Jim Stott and Jonathan King, and representative Beth Riley.
VEGETARIAN: potato salad, coleslaw, salad dressings (ranch, bleu
cheese, Thousand Island, oil and vinegar), mashed potatoes
According to chef Ron Jones, the academy's culinary director, "The curriculum developed by this unique partnership with Le Cordon Bleu
marries classical French culinary techniques with modem, cutting-edge American training methods and facilities.
Capitalizing on the international status of the schools, and the reputation of the teaching staff and of the graduates, Le Cordon Bleu
initiated a product line about three years ago tailored alike to the needs of chefs and sophisticated home cooks.
James Bartholomew was named President of Le Cordon Bleu