The aftershock of the Le Cordon Bleu lawsuit has affected more than just students with loan payments in arrears. "They laid off all of the academic instructors, [last] Monday was my last day," said Margaret Mott, a communications instructor at the Pasadena location.
jgarbee Margaret Mott (right) and Lyn Sweeney
"All of this investigation into the school being a for-profit, the controversy, has had a real effect." Mott says the school recently changed the structure of the culinary programs, so the handful of business-related academic classes formerly required for graduation are no longer part of the curriculum.
But pink slips were hardly on Mott's mind on Sunday, where she was all-smiles while drawing in the Dare Ya! (habanero-chipotle beef jerky) curious at her Smokin' Mamas booth at the Beverly Hills Farmers Market.More »