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#1 in the world

Ranked best culinary school in the world by Chef’s Pencil 2020

Largest in the USA

Escoffier is the largest culinary school brand in the United States*

Top 10 Schools

Top 10 culinary schools in the United States - USA Today 2019

Best Online
Schools 2023

Newsweek 5-star Award: America's Top Online Learning Schools 2023

*Based on comparable student population data for Austin and Boulder as currently reported in Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

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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.”*
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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.

Announcing: International Study Opportunities in France

Now Escoffier students can study at the renowned École Ducasse culinary institute in France and graduates can transfer credits towards a bachelor’s degree.
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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*

*This information may not reflect every student's experience. Results and outcomes may be based on several factors such as geographical region or previous experience.
Externship Training at
Walt Disney World Resorts

Michael Pythoud, Employment Partner; Former 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 Have Hired 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

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 apply & qualify
*Consider your situation and resources to determine what is affordable and on budget, for you.

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

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