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Staffordshire’s Finalist of the Julia Child Scholarship by Le Cordon Bleu announced

Andrea Banados from Newcastle under Lyme has made it through to the finals of Julia Child Scholarship by Le Cordon Bleu, and we are one step closer to discovering the winner at the finals taking place on the 16th September at the institute in Bloomsbury Square, London.

A total of 16 dedicated aspiring pastry chefs and food entrepreneurs will battle it out for the prize worth over £40,000, to be presented by esteemed Le Cordon Bleu alumna, Mary Berry.

For the first time ever, the 16th finalist spot will be chosen by the general public, who will vote for their favourite candidate of the remaining 17 semi-finalists on YouTube, by liking their 1 minute video pitch. Whoever gets the highest number of votes will make it through to the finals.

The scholarship starts in January 2020, lasting 12 months, includes a place on Le Cordon Bleu’s Diplôme de Pâtisserie and the Diploma in Culinary Management, an internship at the Savoy Hotel with a 12-month accommodation curtesy of Londonist. Business-related advice will be given by The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Le Cordon Bleu’s successful alumni Luiz Hara, Georgia Green, Dhruv Mittal and Evelina Ogorzalek. Prizes will also be awarded by Churchill and ZWILLING and tickets to The Business Show.

For more information, please visit: Le Cordon Bleu Scholarship website.