Living in Austin
Austin, Texas is one of America’s great cities and a perfect place to attend culinary school. Located amidst the rolling hills and oak trees that line the banks of the mighty Colorado River, Austin is the vibrant state capitol of Texas.
Austin is the fourth largest city in Texas and has many cultural events. Austin plays host to one of the world's most highly regarded music festivals, South by Southwest, an annual festival celebrating music, film and interactive arts….one of the reasons Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World.
Known for its natural beauty, outdoor recreation, retailers and restaurants, Austin offers outstanding transportation and a vibrant, thriving community in which to live, work and study. It has been ranked as one of the 10 greenest areas in the country by the Mother Nature Network. And Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts plays an important role here with our focus on sustainability and support of local farmers and growers.
There is always something to do in Austin. Forbes.com names Austin among America’s Best Cities for the Outdoors due to the mix of mild weather, plentiful park land and assortment of outdoor activities. (February 2009) and Austin is home to the University of Texas which provides many cultural events and programs our students enjoy.
As a place to work, Austin has been ranked by Forbes as one of the top 10 Places for Businesses and Careers. And, NewGeography.com ranks Austin #1 for job growth potential. Imagine the opportunities you may have to start your career here.
Austin has a lively restaurant scene, with many new restaurants and chefs that showcase all types of cuisine. You may meet a guest chef at one of your class sessions or participate in one of our many culinary events.
Whatever your interest, visit Austin and find out why so many people find it a great place to live, work and study.