#1 in the world

Ranked best culinary school in the world by Chef’s Pencil (1)

A quality Escoffier education could lead you to a meaningful career locally or around the globe.

Largest in the USA

Escoffier is the largest culinary school brand in the United States (2)

We've helped thousands of students pursue an exciting and purposeful culinary career. Now it's your turn.

Top 10 Schools

Top 10 culinary schools in the United States - USA Today (3)

An affordable, quality education is accessible online and on-ground at our Boulder, CO campus, and on-ground at our Austin, TX campus.

Best Online
Schools 2022

Newsweek 5-star Award: America's Top Online Learning Schools 2022 (4)

Newsweek recognized Escoffier as one of America's Best Online Learning Schools (Learning Providers) for adult learners in 2022.
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Work in a fine-dining restaurant. Start your own food truck, restaurant, or catering business. Lead and manage others where you already work. Whatever your goals, Escoffier can help get you there faster with the flexibility of online or on-campus learning.

The cost for Escoffier is substantially less compared to the other schools I researched.”*
Brent Unruh Graduate
BRENT UNRUH
CULINARY ARTS GRADUATE

Learn Online or at One of Our Two Campuses

Get an interactive, hands-on learning experience in the most convenient setting: your own kitchen. Or, attend our campus in Boulder, Colorado or Austin, Texas.

The Culinary and Pastry Arts School with a Balanced, Business-Focused Curriculum

  • Study at the school that is the living legacy of Auguste Escoffier, the “King of Chefs and Chef of Kings.”
  • 100% online culinary and pastry degrees and diplomas, culminating in a hands-on industry externship for professional experience. Austin programs available on campus only.
  • Campuses in two of the most-progressive food cities in the United States: beautiful Boulder, Colorado and hip Austin, Texas.
  • Study at the school that is the living legacy of Auguste Escoffier, the “King of Chefs and Chef of Kings.”
  • 100% online culinary and pastry degrees and diplomas, culminating in a hands-on industry externship for professional experience. Austin programs available on campus only.
  • Campuses in two of the most-progressive food cities in the United States: beautiful Boulder, Colorado and hip Austin, Texas.

How Escoffier Students and Graduates Set Themselves Apart*

Externship Training at
Walt Disney World Resorts

Michael Pythoud, Employment Partner; Culinary Director, Walt Disney World Resorts

From James Beard Scholarship to
Michelin Star Restaurant

Wyl Lima, Austin Campus Graduate; Sous Chef, Temporis Restaurant, Chicago, IL

Military Veteran Studied Online to
Grow His Restaurant Business

LANCE MCWHORTER, Online Culinary Graduate; Food Network “Chopped” Contestant; Chef & Restaurant Owner

JW Marriott Chef Says Escoffier Has
Better Prepared Students

JENNIFER ETZKIN, Employer; Executive Chef, Corner Restaurant @ JW Marriott, Austin, TX

Online Culinary Training to Learn
How to Open a Restaurant

TIFFANY MOORE, Online Culinary Graduate; Event Venue Chef & Co-Owner

Went Back to School to
Become an Executive Chef

Holden O’Leary, Boulder Campus Graduate; Executive Chef & Restaurant Co-Owner

Some Esteemed Employers that Hire Escoffier Graduates

  • Disney Culinary logo
  • The Ritz-Carlton logo
  • Celebrity Cruises logo
  • Hyatt logo
  • Vail Resorts logo
  • Omni Hotels & Resorts logo
  • Sodexo Quality of Life Services logo
  • Yellowstone National Park Lodges logo

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Why Choose Escoffier


Online or On-Campus

Online or On-Campus
Boulder, CO and Austin, TX*
*Austin programs available on-campus only

Business-Focused Curriculum

Business-Focused Curriculum
including entrepreneurship

Affordable College Education

Affordable College Education
Financial aid for those who qualify

Career Assistance

Career Assistance
Ongoing Support

Heritage of Auguste Escoffier

Heritage of Auguste Escoffier
The Legendary Chef

Sustainable Practices

Sustainable Practices
featuring Farm to Table® Experience

Personalized Attention

Personalized Attention
and support

Escoffier Blog

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