In Portland, a judge recently approved a lawsuit against Le Cordon Bleu Institute from former students who claim they were misled about post-graduation job placement. According to the lawsuit, the cooking school said that 90 percent of grads get placed, but lo and behold, those jobs somehow weren't fancy chef jobs (the horror!) and include "dishwashers, baristas, waiters, line cooks and counter help." In other words, the concept of working your way up is an unfamiliar one. The best part of the video news segment, however, might be the former recruiter who has dramatically come forward as a "whistleblower."
For their part, school lawyers simply say that Le Cordon Bleu offers an entry-level education and that success, you know, depends on the student's own work.
· Portland culinary institute faces class-action lawsuit [KGW]