Learning Experience


Food Writing for Publication


Craft Compelling Stories

10 Week Online Course

Starts 05 September 2022

What Will I Learn?

Margaret Fulton, Ruth Reichl, Pete Wells, Anthony Bourdain: all accomplished food writers, who got their start, somewhere, with a short restaurant review or magazine article. Breaking into food writing isn’t as difficult as it may seem. All it takes is a knowledge of food, a winning idea and the ability to sell your story, and yourself, to a food publication. 
Food Writing for Publication will help you gain these necessary practical skills, plus learn a few secrets of the trade! This course will assist you to develop ideas, create pitches that food editors will love and craft compelling stories for publication. It is an introduction to the varieties, contexts and issues of food writing. Take your food writing to the next level with techniques to write in a range of styles and approaches and explore the practice of writing for publication. 

Learn at your own convenience

05 Sep - 13 Nov 2022 

10 week course 


50 Hours of Learning

4 - 5 hours per week of learning

Live Learning Sessions

Every week with your instructor

Global Networking

Network with Industry Experts

Recognised Certification

Globally recognised certification

Course Structure

Learn how to write, re-write and self-edit for successful publication in your chosen writing genre    

Weekly topics include:

Developing Sellable Ideas

Finding Your Writing Voice

Restaurant Review 

Preparing For a Chef Interview

Short-Form Food Story

Write a Pitch to an Editor 

Reporting the Feature

Organising Thoughts and Writing the Introduction

Finishing the Feature

Editing and Workshopping

Restaurant reviewers, freelance writers, and bloggers - anyone aspiring to write about food and/or wine in original and delectable ways will benefit from this course    

Meet Your Instructor

Justin Bergman

Participant Stories

Sarah Rainey

United Kingdom

The Cordon Bleu Online Food Writing for Publication course was exactly what I needed to get my writing career to the next level. The professional insights into the steps of writing different forms of stories and the pitching process are invaluable. I would definitely recommend any budding food writers to take this course.

Tyler McNamara 


Food Writing for Publication is a very well structured course in comparison to many other online learning avenues for creative writing. It provides a true insight into the food writing industry, and many of its possible facets. Our instructor, Justin Bergman, was outstanding! Supportive, informative, professional, helpful, understanding and compassionate.

Are you ready to start your Le Cordon Bleu journey?

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