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Cooking Classes Overview

Gain Confidence in the Kitchen at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Classes for Home Cooks.

The kitchen is a magical space when filled with the warmth and fragrances of homemade baked goods and aromatic meals. Escoffier School of Culinary Arts invites you to discover, rekindle, and grow your cooking passion and confidence. Enroll in a class and join us in the kitchen. Any skill level in the kitchen is welcome to sign-up and get cooking!

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts offers the following types of Classes for Home Cooks:

Workshops

We offer a wide variety of hands-on cooking classes for Home Cooks where you roll up your sleeves, whip up dishes and share a meal at the end of class. The majority of our Home Cook classes are one-day workshops held weekday nights, as well as on Saturdays and Sundays. (Link to class calendar)

Techniques Classes 

For those interested in foundational techniques and a more in-depth look at the basics, our signature five-day Basic Cooking Techniques course is the perfect starting point for students of all skill levels, from the beginner to the more experienced cook. Understand the basic foundations of cooking, become more liberated from reliance on recipes, and truly experience the joys of cooking.

For students interested in exploring the magic of pastries and baking, Auguste Escoffier offers a fantastic five-day Basic Pastry Techniques course for students of all skill levels. Learn to make puff pastry, caramelize sugar, bake cakes and tortes, and work with chocolate.

Techniques courses are offered in both a 5-week format (one evening a week for 5 weeks) or as a 5-day cooking vacation (5 consecutive daytime classes).

All classes focus on the art of cooking emphasizing use of the freshest seasonal ingredients when possible. Please visit our class calendar, or give us a call to discuss class details or to discover which class works best for you. (Link to class calendar)

Culinary Skills

Ready to Learn More, But Not Ready To Go Pro?

Our most advanced Home Cook class, Culinary Skills, is a hands-on, 20-week course designed to take you to a whole new level of confidence and competence with your cooking skills. Designed for dedicated and more experienced cooks, you will gain a thorough understanding of the artistry of food, flavor components, presentation and plating, and the orchestration of entire meals.

If you’re a passionate baker who dreams of creating irresistible desserts and candies, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts has the course that will sweeten your skills — Pastry Skills. This course is specifically designed to kick your pastry skills up a notch and set you on a path to creative, innovative and confident baking at home.

Sign up for one of our Boulder, Colorado Home Cook Classes

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
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