#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.

4,200+ students

Over 4,200 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.

The 1 and only

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

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

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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Online
Programs

An interactive, hands-on learning experience in the most convenient setting: your kitchen. Includes Industry Externship.

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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 an industry externship for professional experience.
  • 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 an industry externship for professional experience.
  • 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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Some Esteemed Employers that Hire Escoffier Graduates

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Why Choose Escoffier


Online or On-Campus
Boulder, CO and Austin, TX

Business-Focused Curriculum
including entrepreneurship

Affordable 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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August 3, 2020

What You Can Learn From A Culinary Externship

Our students receive training from industry-leading chefs…it’s important they put that training to the test during culinary internships and externships.

COVID-19 Student Update & CARES Act