Farm To Table® Experience


We are proud to partner with a variety of Boulder’s best local farmers, ranchers and artisans. Our current curriculum for the 40-week Culinary Arts program includes the three-week Farm To Table® Experience. The purpose of the Farm To Table® Experience is to provide students with hands-on direct learning and assure that students will be exposed to in-depth knowledge of where food comes from, the advantages of buying local, various farming and production methods, and how to continue to make the best sustainable and ethical ingredient choices throughout their culinary careers.

Variety of Experiences that a student may participate in during their training:
(will vary by cohort, time of year, location, and requirements for farmers and artisans)

  • Produce Farms (vegetables, herbs, grains)
    • Experience the passion and commitment family farmers and ranchers have for integrative, sustainable farming practices
    • Study seeding, seed transplanting, row planting, hydroponics, and hoop house and green house practices
  • Livestock Farms (cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, buffalo, bison)
    • Tend to and work with farm animals and livestock
    • Experience live animal production
  • Dairy Farms (eggs, milk, cheese)
    • Tend to care of the chickens and gathering of eggs
    • Milk goats or cows
    • Process the fresh dairy into cheeses and butter
  • Artisan Partners (work with a variety of local, sustainable products)
    • Learn the art of charcuterie and sausage making
    • Canning and making preserves
    • Learn about the coffee industry, and how coffee is processed and roasted
    • A variety of opportunities with breweries, distilleries, and wineries
  • Pack Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes, and prepare for and work at local Farmer’s Markets
  • Prepare Seasonality-Based Meals with chef instructors and local guest chefs using fresh, locally harvested products

Boulder, Colorado Farm To Table® Experience Partners

If you are interested in becoming one of our Boulder, Colorado Farm To Table® Experience partners, please contact Kirsten Bayani at (303) 494-7988 or (877) 249-0305, or kbayani@escoffier.edu.










Jared Urchek

Mushroom cultivation

Cathy Guirdy

Soft cheese, yogurt, sour cream


Orchard and
fruit care

Innovative Foods

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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!”

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