Why Choose Our School

Top reasons to attend Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts

Our Mission

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts empowers students to achieve their potential in the culinary and pastry arts through small class sizes and individual, modernized instruction in the techniques developed by King of Chefs, Auguste Escoffier. Students are trained to understand where their food comes from and to develop respect for local resources and sustainable practices. Graduates enter the workforce with a balance of practical skills, humility and dependability.

Real Students. Real Success Stories.

Lexie –
Boulder Campus Graduate

Julie & Paige –
Austin Campus Graduates

Kristen –
Online Graduate

What Sets Us Apart

For years, culinary and pastry professionals have been graduating from our schools, with many having 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 Sizes

Imagine a learning environment where a chef educator 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 with a team of peers.

Farm-To-Table Focused Curriculum

Our schools promote forward-thinking initiatives and farm-to-table philosophies through our Farm To Table® Experience to students studying the culinary arts. As a graduate, you can be recognized as a culinary professional committed to making a positive impact on the direction of American food culture.

Professional Chef Instructors

Our instructors are not only teachers, they’re industry experienced chefs who have owned their own restaurants, cooked in some of the country’s best kitchens, run successful private chef, catering businesses and much more. Their number one priority is preparing every student for a lucrative career in the culinary and pastry arts.


Our philosophy is to offer affordable tuition to anyone with an appetite and desire to enrich the culinary or pastry arts fields. We’re proud of our diverse student community, their commitment to the kitchen and their accomplishments in the industry.

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.

Career-Ready Course of Study

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts students are prepped to assume roles of responsibility in the culinary arts and the baking and pastry industry. Our students have been trained to hit the ground running when they arrive for work in various venues across the country.


Multiple Financing Options

We’re committed to offering outstanding culinary instruction to all who share our passion, which is why we make financial aid available for those who qualify. Our friendly staff is ready to help you find the financing you need to achieve your dream of a culinary career.

Escoffier’s Philosophy

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 visionary patriarch of modern cooking and the namesake of our school.


Culinary Renowned Cities

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.

Lifelong Career Services Support

Our Career Services Department offers help with culinary or pastry jobs arranged in conjunction with your studies, lifetime job placement assistance, aid with resume writing, editing and referrals, networking opportunities with alumni and industry professionals and more.

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.

Modern Facilities

We maintain modern, commercially equipped kitchen facilities where you will be able to hone your knowledge, skills and confidence.

"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."

— Lisa Bray, Pastry Arts Graduate

"Studying online gave me the opportunity to learn along with my peers and also experiment in the comfort of my home."

— Shari Spooner, Online Culinary Arts Graduate

"I feel my experience at the school has truly gotten me on the right path. 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

"Being at Escoffier taught me to be flexible and to keep pushing through even if everything is going down. [It] taught me how to become the leader and get each task done."

— Joseph Han, Pastry Arts Graduate

"The knowledge I gained helped me rise quickly as a chef. I may have still started at the bottom rungs of the ladder but I certainly wouldn’t be working where I am now."

— Max Feist, Culinary Arts Graduate

"I was drawn to Escoffier by the prestige of the name and by the emphasis on Farm-to-Table education."

— Alex McCall, Culinary Arts Graduate