Living In Boulder


Attend Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder, Colorado

Picture yourself attending culinary school in Boulder, Colorado, one of America’s most beautiful, small cities. Boulder is home to a lively restaurant scene, unbeatable weather, endless outdoor opportunities and a burgeoning natural food industry. These special attributes make Escoffier School of Culinary Arts a great place to begin your culinary education.

Nestled against the foothills of the magnificent Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a vibrant community of 100,000 people. With 30,000 acres of beautiful mountain parks and trails, Boulder offers a surprisingly mild 4-season climate and over 300 days of sunshine a year.


Boulder possesses the amenities of both a big city and a small town – a dynamic arts and cultural community, a spirited entrepreneurial natural foods industry, a contingency of local farmers and a thriving, world-class restaurant scene. It is a great place to be for your culinary career.

Restaurant Scene

Boulder was named America’s Foodiest Town 2010 by Bon Appetit Magazine. In addition, several nationally renowned Chefs are choosing to open their restaurants in Boulder. Visit Frasca, owned by Chef Lachlan McKinnon-Patterson, one of Food and Wine Magazine’s 2005 Top Ten Young Chefs in the Country. Or, The Kitchen where Chef-owners Hugo Matheson and Kimbal Musk cooked at the prestigious James Beard House in August 2005. Other up and coming restaurants include Café Aion, Pizzeria Basta, and SALT Bistro, among many others.

Natural Foods Industry

A pioneer in the burgeoning areas of natural and organic food companies, Boulder is home to White Wave, Celestial Seasonings, Horizon Organic Dairy, Rudi’s Organic Bakery, and Alfalfa’s Market.
Naturally Boulder is a great resource for finding many other local, sustainable, and natural, food-centric companies.

Boulder County Farmers’ Market

In the heart of downtown Boulder, The Boulder County Farmers’ Market is the largest farmers’ market in Colorado. The Market takes pride in showcasing locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants, gourmet cheeses and wines. All products come from local farmers and producers. Escoffier School of Culinary Arts supports the farmers and artisans by providing an on-site Chef who is often available to answer questions, provide recipes, and explain the best ways to enjoy the “fruits” of the Market.


Against the spectacular backdrop of the Flatiron Mountains, you can enjoy hiking, biking, running, skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, and rock climbing.

Visit us in Boulder and find out for yourself why so many find this an ideal place to live, work, and study.

Come Visit Us

Escoffier boulder

637 S. Broadway, Suite H
Boulder, CO 80305

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