Imagine yourself attending the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in sunny Boulder, Colorado, one of America’s most beautiful and celebrated small cities. A thriving restaurant scene, unbeatable weather, endless outdoor opportunities, and a burgeoning natural and organic food industry make our Boulder campus a great choice.
At our Boulder campus, spend hands-on class time in a modern, professional kitchen. Gather herbs from an herb garden right outside your kitchen. Take a break, relax on a bench, bask in Colorado sunshine, enjoy views of the stunning Flatirons, grab a coffee at a café next door, or take a walk around the neighborhood filled with local shops, restaurants and a brewery. Take a virtual tour of our kitchens.
Boulder, Colorado Highlights:
- Named the Foodiest Town in America by Bon Appétit in 2010
- Named a Secret Foodie City by Forbes Travel Guide in 2014
- Listed in Top 25 Destinations in the U.S. by Trip Advisor in 2008
- Boulder’s Farmers’ Market voted one of the Top 10 in U.S. by Huffington Post in2009
- Home of Chef Hosea Rosenberg, the winner of the fifth season of Top Chef
- Home of Chef Lachlan McKinnon-Patterson of Frasca Restaurant, named one of Food and Wine Magazine's 2005 Top Ten Young Chefs in the Country
- Home of Chef-owners Hugo Matheson and Kimbal Musk of The Kitchen Restaurant who cooked at the prestigious James Beard House in August 2005
Boulder is a vibrant community of 100,000 people located 25 miles northwest of Denver, nestled against the foothills of the magnificent Rocky Mountains. With 300,000 acres of beautiful mountain parks, trails and open space, the stage is set for endless outdoor activities. Boulder has a surprisingly mild four-season climate and over 300 days of sunshine a year.
“Attending culinary school in Boulder was amazing. The town, the culture, and the people are fantastic. I’m very happy with my decision to leave Illinois to study in Boulder, and now I have a new perspective and a more open mind."