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July 16, 2018   Last week at CIL, 14 little chefs took a culinary trip around the world. Each day, the kids could discover a new region and its delights. On the menu: Crepes for the French Day, Coconut and Banana recipes a Costa Rican Day and Pasta for the Italian Day. Classes were led…(Read More)

In Louisiana, eating is a way of life, and our students Jasmine Eggestein, Rebecca Heslep and Siva Dorairajan were able to taste the food from some of the state’s premier kitchens during our annual trip to New Orleans. From June 4 to 9, along with our Academic Affairs Coordinator, Roberto Hernandez, our students were…(Read More)

June 25, 2018   It is with great sadness that we learned the passing of Mrs. Colette Lenôtre, first wife of the famous Pastry Chef Gaston Lenôtre and mother of our founder, Alain Lenôtre. With her husband, they bought their first bakery in Paris 16th in 1957, that will set the beginning…(Read More)

June 8, 2018 “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you.” Anthony Bourdain definitely left his mark on our world. One of the greatest chefs and storyteller has inspired an entire…(Read More)

All good things come to an end! Friday, May 25th marked a milestone for our students! After months of hard-work, it was finally time for our 106th Class to graduate. The beautiful ceremony took place at the Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel and was filled with inspiring speeches from Pablo Fuentes, our Academic Provost and…(Read More)

After graduating in October 2017 from our Elite Diplome de Patisserie in Pastry Arts, Gold Summa Cum Laud, Alumna Yamila Orrego opened her own bakery in early 2018. From her engineering career in the oil industry, to opening Lovie Bakery, Yamila never ceases to delight and astonish us! Name   Yamila A. Orrego Hometown   Buenos Aires…(Read More)

April 24, 2018   After what may be years of hard work and studying, it’s time to celebrate. Throwing a graduation party that guests and the graduate will enjoy is fun and easy when you plan ahead. “Of life’s celebrations, a graduation party is a truly momentous occasion,” says Chef Alain Lenôtre…(Read More)