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Top reasons to attend Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts

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Watch Rick Gallup, Culinary Arts 2013 Graduate, talk about his job placement with La Maison de Bournissac, a 1 Michelin Star Restaurant and Hotel in Northern France.

Watch Rick Gallup, Culinary Arts graduate, talk about his job placement with La Maison de Bournissac, a 1 Michelin Star Restaurant and Hotel in Northern France.

 

 

For years, culinary and pastry professionals have been graduating from our schools, and many have gone on to achieve personal satisfaction and professional acclaim in establishments and institutions around the country. Most chose Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts over bigger, less personal schools because we offer:

Small Class Size

Small Class Size

Imagine a learning environment where an acclaimed Chef Instructor is right by your side, giving you the personalized attention you need to master culinary or pastry techniques. The majority of your day is hands-on, experiential learning. You start and finish the program with the same cohort, acquiring the essential teamwork skills you need in the workplace. Our mentoring process is the best way to learn the craft of cooking.

Affordable Programs with Many Financing Options

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts students

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts students

 

 

Affordable Programs with Many Financing Options

Our philosophy is to offer affordable tuition to anyone with an appetite for a culinary career and a desire to enrich the fertile fields of culinary or pastry arts. We’re proud of our diverse student community, their commitment to the kitchen and their accomplishments throughout the industry, and we are committed to offering outstanding culinary instruction to all who share our passion. Financial aid is also available for those who qualify.

Testimonial

Rama Kho

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"I feel my experience at the school has truly gotten me on the right path. The lifetime placement assistance is truly amazing. I feel supported in a way no other school has ever offered. It’s reassuring to know I have a sounding board for my career decisions."

— Rama Kho, Culinary Arts Graduate, Chef, Arugula Ristorante

Lifelong Support for Long-term Culinary Careers

Lifelong Support for Long-term Culinary Careers

The Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts is for serious students aspiring to work in the food service industry. We offer a blueprint for success by providing a lifetime of professional career services, benefits and support, including:

  • Part-time culinary or pastry jobs arranged in conjunction with your studies
  • Lifetime placement assistance throughout the culinary industry
  • Assistance with resume writing, editing and referrals
  • Networking opportunities with alumni and industry professionals
  • Use of Escoffier libraries and facilities

Forward-thinking Emphasis on Natural, Sustainable and Local Cuisine

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Forward-thinking Emphasis on Natural, Sustainable and Local Cuisine

Culinary innovators and restaurateurs are increasingly sourcing local, seasonal and artisanal products because buying locally and seasonally contributes to sustainable agriculture and better tasting food. Our schools promote these forward-thinking initiatives and farm-to-table philosophies. These skills can make you more marketable than other culinary school graduates because you will have developed a keen understanding of and appreciation for the importance of sustaining the earth and its resources. As an Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts graduate, you can be recognized as a culinary professional committed to making a positive impact on the direction of American food culture.

Accelerated Programs

Accelerated Programs

We understand the value of your time and resources. Our rigorous, accelerated curriculums have been meticulously designed to help you quickly acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to embark upon your chosen career in the culinary or pastry arts. 

Curriculum Consistent with Auguste Escoffier’s Standards of Excellence

Watch this video about how Auguste Escoffier's legacy lives on

Watch this video about how Auguste Escoffier's legacy lives on

Curriculum Consistent with Auguste Escoffier’s Standards of Excellence

The lineage of finely trained chefs can be traced to the disciplined skills and techniques of Auguste Escoffier (1846 – 1935), the legendary French chef known as the King of Chefs, Chef of Kings and the visionary patriarch of modern cooking. For more than a century, his recipes and techniques have been adapted by renowned restaurants and chefs around the world. Now, you can learn the traditions and techniques of the forefather of modern cuisine!

A Career-ready Course of Study

A Career-ready Course of Study

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts students are prepped to assume roles of responsibility in the world of culinary arts and the baking and pastry industry. Our students have been trained to roll up their sleeves when they arrive for work at restaurants, country clubs, resorts, bakeries and hotels across the country.

National Accreditation

National Accreditation

Accreditation means that an outside agency has reviewed all aspects of the school and that the school meets their high standards. All aspects of our schools meet high and meticulous standards of our accreditors. When choosing the school that is right for you, be sure to consider only programs that have been accredited.

Testimonial

Lisa Bray

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"I was so pleased to find a school directly connected to one of the most famous of French chefs, Auguste Escoffier. Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts has lived up to everything I hoped it would be and more. The teachers and administrative staff work very hard to ensure the success of every student, and I have personally received so much support from the very beginning. I felt that I was a part of a team each day, that while we all may have different long-term goals, we still worked together to learn as much as possible during our time here."

— Lisa Bray, Pastry Arts Graduate

Modern Facilities in Beautiful Destinations

Modern Facilities in Beautiful Destinations

Our schools are located in cities renowned for their vibrant restaurant scenes, natural beauty and outdoor recreation; vibrant, thriving communities that offer excellent locations in which to live, work and study. We maintain modern, commercially equipped kitchen facilities where you will be able to hone your knowledge, skills and confidence.