Escoffier in the Community

Escoffier in the Community

It is well known that for as much as Auguste Escoffier fed the rich, royal and famous, he fed the poor, sick and hungry. Community outreach was a large part of his philosophy, and in return, it is a large part of ours. From our sustainability-centered curriculum to our involvement in local charities in the Boulder, CO and Austin, TX areas, our institution’s civic outreach is fundamental to our constitution.

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Follow the Ruel

Our Boulder campus’ partnership with local community space Follow The Ruel boasts an educational space where students can freely test out their skills in student-run pop up restaurants. Started by long-time Escoffier Schools partner Connie Ruel, Follow The Ruel is an all-purpose venue used for a variety of culinary arts-related activities and events.

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Cookies for the Community with Boulder Bridge House

Every Decembers our Boulder campus has partnered with local charity, Bridge House Community Table, to bake and decorate 50 dozen cookies for the areas homeless and working poor.

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Wholesome Wave’s Chefs’ Potluck at Willie Nelson’s Ranch

For the last number of years, our Austin campus’ students and staff have worked with Wholesome Wave for the annual Chef’s Potluck at Willie Nelson’s Ranch. Partnering with celebrity and local chefs, the charity event raises proceeds to increase access to produce in under-served communities nationwide.

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Mystery Basket Challenge

Each spring our Austin campus organizes the Mystery Basket Challenge, a cooking competition for high school students interested in the culinary and pastry arts. Along with the competition, there are a number of activities and barbecue cookout.

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We Don’t Waste’s Dumpster Dinner

This spring our students partnered with Denver’s We Don’t Waste, a local charity that works with caterers, restaurants and other industry businesses and distributes the food to Denver’s under-served. The focus is to utilize the food waste often produced by businesses in the industry, creating wholesome, nutritional meals for the hungry and homeless.

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Do For Dewberry at Dewberry Hills Farms

On June 19, 2016, students at our Austin campus donated their time and culinary skills to a benefit for Dewberry Hills Farms, a farm-to-table partner of the school. The event, held at Springdale Farm, helped raise funds to rebuild facilities damaged by a tornado and flood.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

Our Boulder campus partners with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s office for a number of events throughout the year like the ACF Colorado Chefs Association opening day baseball party.

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Online Classmates Cook For Tour Of Utah Cycling Event

Three classmates in Escoffier's online certificate program from across North America gathered in Utah to prepare food for Tour of Utah cycling event, one of the world’s most prestigious races. Read More

Escoffier Prepares Lunch For U.S. Air Force National Guard

On December 4, 2016, a small group of student volunteers and two chef instructors, helped prepare and serve lunch for the U.S. Air Force National Guard 233rd Space Group in Greeley, CO. The Escoffier team assembled food for approximately 500+ service members and their families.

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Escoffier Schools gives back by serving lunch to U.S. Air Force National Guard