A unique opportunity to participate in this inaugural delivery of Food Ethics: From Field to Fork and be one of the first to complete this course! 

About this Course


Key information

100% Online
Learn at your own convenience
2 September 2019 - 29 September 2019
Live online sessions once a week 
12.5 Hours of Learning
4 weeks of study, 3 hours/week and an assignment
EUR 550 
Special inaugural price

Course offered in English


Lead Instructor

Hilary Heslop
Hilary Heslop

Hilary is from New Zealand and has worked for major retailers, food manufacturers, hotels and restaurants in Australia, the United Kingdom, Asia and New Zealand. With her business partners, Hilary now runs a food consultancy business in Melbourne. Hilary is a graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism and Hautes Études du Goût (Diploma in Taste, Gastronomy and Arts of the Table) from the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne and Le Cordon Bleu. Her work experience coupled with a keen interest in global agricultural practices has directed her attention on the tensions between food ethics, sustainability and consumerism. Hilary has presented papers on Australian Aboriginal agriculture at the Symposium of Australian Gastronomy, Food & Words and the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery.


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Here is the course outline:

Welcome & Orientation

Complete this short orientation to learn how to navigate through Le Cordon Bleu's Engage learning platform and upload required documentation.

Why We Are Where We Are

We will review the status of the global food chain and how we found our way here. Along the way, we will identify key causes and consequences.

Value Versus Welfare; A World Without Bees

The dichotomy between cheap food and the environmental and health costs associated with its production.

Supermarkets - Waste Not, Want Not

Are supermarkets the enemy of good food and farmers or do they offer cheap, accessible food to us all and not just the well-heeled? Or are they both? Is time finally up on our throwaway culture and if so what does our brave new world look like?

Our Future in Our Past

We look to the future to secure our global food chain including the rise of plants and insects and the importance of biodiversity. And we ask if a nod to the past practices of indigenous people around the world may help us secure a food future for all?


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion