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About Auguste Escoffier

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Now, you can explore the traditions and methods of the father of classic cuisine!

The lineage of finely trained chefs can be traced to the disciplined skills and innovative recipes of Auguste Escoffier. No other figure in history has done more for the development and modernization of French cuisine and for raising the stature of cooking to respected career paths in the culinary arts.

Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935) was one of the first international stars of modern cooking. Apprenticed in a kitchen in Nice at 13 and consumed with ambition to become the best, he moved steadily upward in this assigned trade to become “the chef of kings and the king of chefs.” His clientele included heads of state and popular cultural figures such as England’s Edward VII and Kaiser Wilhelm II.

In 1966, the French transformed the house in which he was born into the Escoffier Foundation & Museum of Culinary Arts. Located in the heart of the old village of Villeneube-Loubet near Nice, France and led by great grandson Michel Escoffier, the facilities are open to the public.

Escoffier left behind a legacy still enjoyed by professional chefs, home cooks and gastronomes in France and abroad. He invented some 5,000 recipes, and culinary institutions around the world continue to teach his methods.

We are committed to provide a curriculum consistent with the Escoffier teachings and standards of excellence. We offer culinary arts and baking and pastry programs worthy of the world-renowned Escoffier name.

Contact us today to learn more about our career-focused culinary programs and to receive a brochure with details about our campuses, courses, faculty, facilities and alumni. We look forward to cooking with you!

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Escoffier Austin

At the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, we offer specialized programs for aspiring chefs and pastry arts professionals. Located in beautiful Austin, Texas, our outstanding faculty of experienced chef educators is committed to preparing America's next generation of culinary professionals for exciting, satisfying careers.

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Escoffier Boulder

At the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, we offer specialized programs for aspiring chefs and pastry arts professionals. Located in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, our outstanding faculty of experienced chef educators is committed to preparing America's next generation of culinary professionals for exciting, satisfying careers.

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Student Testimonials


  • “My Chef Instructor was tough and set a great standard of excellence, but was also very compassionate and allowed us to make mistakes. The instructors were precise, accurate, and a great team with fantastic instruction. I couldn’t wait to go to school every day.”

    Monica Coles, Graduate
  • “I would certainly recommend this course to someone interested in a career in pastry arts. This class improved my skill set and gave me a foundation to build from.”

    Rachelle Richmond, Graduate
  • “Culinary Arts was an intense course with great instruction and tons of hands-on kitchen time. My career is now flourishing. Thanks to culinary school!”

    Stew Moore, Graduate
  • “My culinary program was exactly what I was looking for. It is the perfect schedule, duration, and curriculum. I have no doubt that attending culinary school has been one of the great decisions of my life. The ongoing support and opportunities I get from all of you is priceless!”

    Adriana Perez, Graduate
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