Learning Experience


Principles of Gastronomy


Explore the influences of food and drink in society and culture  

10 Week Online Course

Starts 04  July 2022

What Will I Learn?

  Explore the world of gastronomy and discover the philosophical and methodological principles related to cuisine. In understanding the background to gastronomy, you can develop critical and analytical skills to enhance your knowledge of issues concerning food and drink in culture(s) in historical and contemporary contexts. 
  Principles of Gastronomy enriches you with the knowledge and skills to reflect in a meaningful way to the sustainable production and consumption of food in the modern world.  This includes presenting creative and innovative solutions to current and future problems regarding food production, distribution and consumption.  

Learn at your own


04 Jul - 11 Sep

  10 week course 


50 Hours of Learning

4 - 5 hours per

week of learning

Live Learning Sessions

Every week with

your instructor


Network with

Industry Experts

Recognised Certification

Globally recognised certification

Our Study Options

Both options offer flexible and accessible learning at your own pace.
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Personalise your study experience by interacting with your instructor and fellow participants with Premium.      

Participate in live discussions with the instructor each week.      

Interact and collaborate with fellow participants.      

Personalised feedback from your instructor

on all assignments.     

Receive a Certificate of Completion and Statement of Attainment.      

Access learning materials for 6 months.      



Independently learn and study the course learning materials. Start now and complete at your own pace.

Learn from pre-recorded learning material in your own time.    

Study at your own pace - any time, from any where.   

Self-reflection and check-your-knowledge quizzes.      

Receive a Certificate of Completion.  

Access learning materials for 6 months.      

Course Structure

Participants will (critically) explore contemporary gastronomy by developing an understanding of the cultural and social underpinnings of gastronomy.

Weekly topics include:

Introduction to Gastronomy  

Gastronomy as Social Practice  

Food and Culture  

Food Choices  

Drinks and Drinking Through Time  

Drink in Contemporary Society  

Cuisines and Cooking  

Gastronomy and Books  

Eating and Sharing Food  

Gastronomy and the Commercial Experience  

People in a food and drink related business and those interested in food as a leisure activity, who seek an understanding gastronomy and why we take pleasure in eating and drinking and its impact on society and culture will benefit from this course.  

Meet Your Instructor

  Dr. David Scott

Participant Stories

Katinka Lansink


  The course was very interesting in terms of the variety in topics. The literature and guidance made me think more in-depth about the many topics. Discussions, both written and live, were interesting due to the variety in background of all the students and differing points of view. It is a pity that the course went so fast, everyone would have loved for the course to be longer and continue to learn. Thank you, Le Cordon Bleu.

Gordana Radenkovic

New Zealand

Completing a short course in Gastronomy gave me a lot of insight into the world of food. This course was very intellectually stimulating and has helped me think broadly and critically about all that concerns people and food.

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