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Boulder, CO – Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), and approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools.

ACCET

The mission of ACCET is to inspire and promote quality-oriented continuing education and training. Through the establishment of standards and the assurance of an accreditation process focused on integrity, they seek to identify, evaluate and enhance the delivery of continuing education and training. Through independent peer-review and evaluation, ACCET inspires the continuous refinement of member institutions. Since 1978 ACCET has been officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Colorado Department of Higher Education

The Division of Private Occupational Schools is an agency within the Department of Higher Education. The mission of the Division is to implement the directives of the General assembly, to provide standards for and to foster and improve private occupational schools and their educational services, and to protect the citizens of this state against fraudulent or substandard private occupational schools.

Escoffier School of Culinary Arts is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals

Auguste Escoffer School of Culinary Arts is a member of Colorado Proud

Austin, TX – Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Austin is nationally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission-Career Schools and Colleges. In addition, the culinary arts program is accredited though the American Culinary Federation Educational Foundation.

American Culinary Federation Educational Foundation

The Culinary Arts program in Austin is accredited through The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF), the ACF’s educational arm. The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), a professional, organization for chefs and cooks, was founded in 1929 in New York City. Today, ACF is the largest professional chefs organization in North America. The ACF is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States.

Council on Occupational Education

7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350

Since its founding in 1971, the Council on Occupational Education has been recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education offered by the institutions it has accredited. Its current scope of recognition is as a national institutional accrediting agency for the accreditation of non-degree-granting and applied associate degree-granting postsecondary occupational education institutions. The mission of the Council is “assuring quality and integrity in career and technical education.

Texas Workforce Commission – Career Schools and Colleges

The mission of Career Schools and Colleges (CSC) is to license and regulate private career schools and approve veterans’ education and training thereby ensuring the highest level of quality in program offerings for all students. The provision of consumer protection for students and private school owners is also a primary part of the mission.

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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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