updated 11/30/2010 11:17:01 AM ET 2010-11-30T16:17:01

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Le Cordon Bleu (LCB), a leading provider of culinary education, is proud to unveil each signature, LCB restaurant under one name — Technique. The student-run restaurants located at 14 LCB campuses throughout the country are open to the public and play an integral role in current students' education.

"The name reflects our philosophy of simple, elegant menus inspired by classic cooking techniques," said Executive Chef Edward Leonard. "The restaurants offer a great opportunity for the public to taste and see what future culinary professionals are cooking at Le Cordon Bleu."

Technique restaurants offer gourmet dishes on a prix fixe menu, including a three-course for lunch for $10, a three-course dinner for $12 or five-course dinner for $15. The restaurants present a straightforward menu inspired by classic cooking techniques, giving the students an opportunity to practice what they've learned in the craft of cookery. The restaurant also focuses on using the finest ingredients from high-quality, sustainable local sources.

Each Technique restaurant is student-run and serves as a capstone course for current culinary arts associate-degree students as part of the LCB hands-on curriculum. Under the supervision of an experienced chef instructor, students are given the opportunity to hone their front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house skills.

"Real-world experience is an essential part of the learning process," said Leonard. "Technique allows students to put their skills to the test and find their strengths while working in a restaurant setting."

For more information on Technique restaurants, please visit: www.techniquerestaurant.com

To find the nearest Technique, see below for locations.

About Le Cordon Bleu

Le Cordon Bleu (LCB) is one of the largest providers of quality culinary arts education worldwide. Our network of 17 schools in the United States offers culinary students a hands-on education with faculty dedicated to providing students with the necessary skills, knowledge, support and guidance to pursue fulfilling career opportunities in the culinary arts. LCB does not guarantee employment or salary and is a member of the Career Education Corporation (Nasdaq:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information about Le Cordon Bleu, go to www.Chefs.edu.

Le Cordon Bleu ® and the Le Cordon Bleu logo are registered trademarks in North America of Career Education Corporation.

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