#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.

7,700+ students

Over 7,700 students currently enrolled on-campus and online (2)

Join the thousands of students we've helped to realize their dreams of an exciting and purposeful culinary career.

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.

100% Online

The only U.S. accredited institution offering 100% online degrees & diplomas with hands-on industry externships (4)

Through our Boulder, CO campus, we’ve pioneered online culinary education - where dreams become reality in home kitchens.

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Explore Programs

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 get you there faster with the flexibility of online or on-campus learning.

Culinary Arts

Our career-centered curriculum can help set you on the right professional path.

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Pastry Arts

Classic pastry techniques get a modern-day application for a well-rounded education.

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Food & Beverage
Operations

Prepare for a wide variety of positions within hospitality and restaurant operations in this online degree program.

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NEW! plant-based
culinary arts

Prepare foods with plant-based ingredients, learn about substitutions, and lead the way in today’s food culture.

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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

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Career Goals
ACADEMIC PLAN
FINANCIAL PLAN
LIFE PLAN

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Some Esteemed Employers that Hire Escoffier Graduates

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Why Choose Escoffier


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

Business-Focused Curriculum
including entrepreneurship

Affordable College Education
Financial aid for those who qualify

Career Assistance
Lifetime Support

Heritage of Auguste Escoffier
The Legendary Chef

Sustainable Practices
featuring Farm to Table® Experience

Personalized Attention
and support

Escoffier Blog

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