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Top 10 Reasons To Attend Our School

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Why aspiring culinary professionals choose Auguste Escoffier

When you possess the knowledge, skills and confidence of an well trained culinary professional, there’s no telling how far your cooking career can take you!


At the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, we offer specialized training to aspiring cooks who are passionate about pursuing the livelihood of a trained culinary professional. For years, chefs and pastry arts 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 Escoffier over bigger, less personal schools because Escoffier offered them:

  1. Curriculums consistent with the Escoffier values and standards of excellence

    The lineage of finely trained chefs can be traced to the disciplined skills and techniques of Auguste Escoffier, the visionary patriarch of modern cooking. For more than a century, his recipes and techniques have been adopted and adapted by renowned restaurants and chefs around the world. Now, you can learn the traditions and techniques of the forefather of modern cuisine!

  2. Affordable programs for ambitious individuals

    The Auguste Escoffier philosophy is to offer affordable tuition to anyone with an appetite for a cooking career and a desire to enrich the fertile fields of culinary 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.

  3. The responsibility of sustainability

    Auguste Escoffier Schools promote forward-thinking initiatives such as sustainable farming and farm-to-table philosophies that address the intricacies and challenges of sourcing and serving local, seasonal food. 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 graduate, you can be recognized as a culinary professional committed to making a positive impact on the direction of American food culture.

  4. 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 jobs arranged in conjunction with your studies
    • Lifetime placement assistance throughout the culinary industry
    • Assistance with resume writing, editing & referrals
    • Networking opportunities with alumni & industry professionals
    • Use of Escoffier libraries and facilities
  5. A boutique culinary institute for career-focused students

    At Auguste Escoffier, we view cooking as an intimate, creative art that requires hands-on, personalized attention from experienced chef educators. As a student in our school, you’ll come to class prepared to roll up your sleeves alongside a small group of classmates in working professional kitchens that have been meticulously designed and updated with commercial grade equipment.

  6. A career-ready course of study

    Auguste Escoffier 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.

  7. Accelerated programs

    Auguste Escoffier’s 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 arts. Escoffier students are also required to complete externships at area restaurants and culinary facilities in conjunction with their studies.

  8. Accomplished chef educators

    At Auguste Escoffier, our Chef Instructors are accomplished professionals with diverse and esteemed credentials. As a student at our school, you’ll roll up your sleeves and study alongside dedicated individuals committed to preparing America’s next generation of culinary professionals for exciting, satisfying careers.

  9. A culinary community of dedicated professionals

    When you enroll at Auguste Escoffier, you’ll be joining a growing community of individuals who’ll share your enthusiasm for discovering, learning and practicing professional culinary skills. You’ll engage in lively discussions with professional chefs, participate in excursions to nearby farms and artisanal food producers and develop a true appreciation for the ecological and sociological responsibilities driving the burgeoning sustainable food industry.

  10. Modern facilities in beautiful destinations

    Auguste Escoffier 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.

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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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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