Culinary Arts

A professional program focused on farm-to-table philosophy

Fast Route

Watch this video to find out what it’s like to be a Culinary Arts student at the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts

Take the fast route to a hot career — cook with us in a 40-week Culinary Arts program in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, or hip Austin, Texas.

Are you looking for respected schools with culinary arts programs? Look no further than Escoffier. Our concentrated, nationally accredited program is designed to fit your schedule and will train you for potential employment in a variety of culinary careers.

Real-World Experience

Real-World Experience

The best way to learn is by doing. Our Colorado and Texas culinary programs offer you the chance to gain real-life experience during a 10-week industry externship that can help you take your skills to the next level. You also receive entrepreneurship training so you can develop the skills necessary to start your own business.


Culinary Arts students cooking in our professional kitchen


Fast-Paced, Hands-On Learning

At Escoffier, you spend a majority of your time cooking in a professional kitchen with guidance from your chef educator, while working side-by-side with fellow students to prepare a complete meal. During the program, you rotate kitchen stations as you cook a full scope of menu items. Menus increase in complexity as the weeks go by.


Maria Smith


“We did a lot of research on all the culinary schools around. We liked the intensity of the program and the timeline. It is more focused on the culinary experience than other schools, and it has more hands-on time. It’s a hands-on industry, and if you’re not doing hands-on work, then you’re not getting what you need.”

— Maria Smith, Culinary Arts Graduate

Small Class Size with Personal Attention

At Escoffier, we’re committed to furthering culinary education, which is why you get individual, one-on-one instruction from our industry-experienced chef educators in a small class setting. Take a virtual tour of our Culinary Arts kitchens and see how Escoffier provides a richer, more in-depth educational experience.

Classic and Modern Techniques

Seared Pork Loin with Beet Couscous & Crispy Kale Chips in a Creamy Avocado Sauce with Coconut Milk Reduction


Classic and Modern Techniques and Methods

You will learn to prepare classic recipes, as well as those that reflect current trends throughout the culinary world, based on the techniques and methods of Auguste Escoffier — the father of modern cooking. You taste everything you make, practice contemporary plating styles, learn to refine your skills, and acquire an appreciation for culinary artistry.


Ben Connor


“Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts was definitely really good at maintaining a level of professionalism: mise en place, knives sharp, uniform looking good. When I showed up at Basta the first day, I just acted like I was in class, ‘Yes, Chef, yes, Chef,’ and it worked out. I got hired. I also like the [menu] diversity we learned in school. You can learn the same basic techniques of cooking and transfer it to different types of cuisine. Also, the Farm To Table® Experience of the program was important. It gives you a great appreciation of where your food is coming from.”

— Ben Conner, Culinary Arts Graduate, Basta Restaurant

Unique Farm to Table

Culinary Arts students picking carrots and beets during their Farm To Table® Experience


A Unique Farm To Table® Experience

Our Culinary Arts program features a 6-week Farm To Table® Experience, which teaches you to cook with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. You go behind the scenes to meet farmers, ranchers, artisans, vintners, producers, and purveyors. You develop an in-depth knowledge of where food comes from and learn the advantages and intricacies of sourcing local, seasonal food. Study Culinary Arts at the only school in the country with a registered Farm To Table® ExperienceLearn more


Jonathan Taylor


“The skills I learned at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts are not only applicable in the kitchen, but throughout my life in unexpected areas. They didn’t just help me to get the job, but they allow me to hold a job, allow me to be an asset to the organization I associate with — whether it is Hurley’s in Napa, Aspen Food and Wine, or Starwood Hotels.”

— Jonathan Taylor, Culinary Arts Graduate, 15|Fifty Restaurant

Affordable Financing Options

Affordable Financing Options

We help you find the financial assistance you need to achieve your dream of a culinary career through a number of options such as financial aid, flexible payment plans, scholarships, and other resources.

Lifetime Job Placement Assistance

Lifetime Job Placement Assistance

You receive assistance with job placement while in school and upon graduation. Benefits and support include resume writing assistance, application and job interview preparation assistance, industry referrals, networking opportunities, weekly job listings, and more. We are committed to helping you pursue a fulfilling career.