Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City Signs Agreement with Le Cordon Bleu Arabia Educational Institute
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 3 April 2023 – Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City has signed an agreement with Le Cordon Bleu Arabia Educational Institute for Culinary Arts, one of the world's leading centers of learning within the
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 3 April 2023 – Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City has signed an agreement with Le Cordon Bleu Arabia Educational Institute for Culinary Arts, one of the world’s leading centers of learning within the “Le Cordon Bleu” network of culinary arts and hospitality management institutes. This agreement will support the establishment of an advanced institute of culinary arts within Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City and serve to support and develop talents in the fields of culinary arts locally and globally. The signing ceremony was attended by Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City, CEO, David Henry; Le Cordon Bleu, President and CEO, André Cointreau; and Culinary Arts Commission, CEO, Mayada Badr.
The establishment of Le Cordon Bleu Arabia Educational Institute at Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City, Riyadh, comes as part of the Culinary Arts Commission’s efforts to raise the efficiency of the culinary arts sector in the Kingdom. It makes international expertise accessible to those interested in and practicing culinary arts, as well as provides distinguished educational options by attracting the most prestigious culinary and hospitality academies and institutes to the Kingdom.
“Le Cordon Bleu will preserve the goals of the City and Vision 2030 by providing abundant opportunities for Saudi talent that help them achieve their creative ambitions, as well as attracting global talent.”David Henry, CEO of Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City
“Saudi chefs are incredibly creative, and the culinary school will help them hone their basic and classical skills.André Cointreau, President, and CEO of Le Cordon Bleu
” Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City is the ideal location for the first institute in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We look forward to inspiring and motivating and building key skills to enable all learners to gain diverse cultural experience in the field of culinary arts.”Mayada Badr, CEO of the Culinary Arts Commission
The preamble to the current program was held in 2019, where the Mohammed bin Salman Foundation, “Misk,” in partnership with the Kingdom’s Quality of Life program, and “Le Cordon Bleu,” launched a specialized training program in the culinary arts. The program has since graduated 30 young men and women from 6 different regions across the Kingdom.
ABOUT THE CULINARY ARTS COMMISSION:
Founded in 2020, the Culinary Arts Commission is leading the development of the Kingdom’s culinary arts sector. By driving investment and building robust regulatory frameworks, the Commission is supporting the next generation of Saudi chefs and hospitality professionals as they aspire to reach their full potential.
Together with the Ministry of Culture, the Commission is working to unlock a thriving cultural sector to preserve and elevate the traditions that make the Kingdom unique.
To learn more about the Culinary Arts Commission, please visit https://culinary.moc.gov.sa/en and the commission’s pages on Instagram @mocculinary and Twitter @MOCCulinary
ABOUT MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN NONPROFIT CITY:
This is the first nonprofit city of its kind which will contribute to achieving the goals of HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman Foundation (Misk). The vision behind the City is to serve as model for the development of the nonprofit sector globally and as an incubator for youth as well as local and international institutions. The City will contribute to achieving the goals of Misk in supporting innovation, entrepreneurship, and qualifying future leaders by defining nonprofit work in its internal operational concept and in terms of opportunities and youth training programs it will provide. In addition, the City will provide services that contribute to creating an attractive environment for all beneficiaries of the City’s offerings.