In 2010, Alain Lenotre was granted the Chevalier de l'Ordre du Merite Agricole.  Alain serves the French Veterans of Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, which he is the president for over eight years. He received the Bronze Medal from the city of Houston and was nominated as Honorary Texan by Governor Rick Perry


On September 14, 2018 the French Senator, Mr. Damien Regnard, visited the City of Houston to honor Alain Lenotre, founder and President of the CULINARY INSTITUTE LENOTRE®, by bestowing him with the Medal of the French Senate.

Senator Regnard is part of a group of 12 Senators elected in the senate to represent French citizens that are established abroad in the Senate. The ceremony was held in the Lenotre Culinary College in the presence of many French friends of Alain and Marie Lenotre.

Senator Regnard’s speech recognized Alain Lenotre for founding the first and only French owned Culinary Arts College in the U.S. 20 years ago (just ranked #1 out of the 66 best in America by  Senator Regnard commended Alain Lenotre for his volunteer work and generosity to the many French associations in Texas, especially founding and presiding the French Veterans of Texas Association and founding the Texas Association of French Solidarity. 

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CULINARY INSTITUTE LENOTRE® ranked “America’s Top 22 Culinary Schools”
Houston – On May 2017, CULINARY INSTITUTE LENOTRE® (CIL) was named “America’s Top 22 Culinary Schools” by the highly respected FSR magazine amongst more than 1000 competing schools in the country.

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