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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.

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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.


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

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

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

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Meet Michael. As the Culinary Director of Walt Disney World Resorts, he has the role of overseeing all dining experiences. Always on the search to discover talent, Michael reflects on how well Escoffier prepares students for their professional experiences.

Meet Tiffany. As a veteran she decided to invest in herself and go back to culinary school. She is realizing her dream of becoming a professional chef and plans to open her own restaurant. Escoffier is helping her learn how to run a restaurant and a business.

Meet Wyl. His James Beard Scholarship and hard work provided him an opportunity to cook in a Michelin Star restaurant after graduation.

Meet Holden. This executive chef and Escoffier graduate turned to Escoffier Schools to fine-tune the skills he acquired growing up in restaurants. Now that he owns his own restaurant, he hires fellow Escoffier graduates because he knows they’re hard working, efficient and, most of all, passionate.

This is Jennifer. As Executive Chef of Corner Restaurant-JW Marriott Austin, she only hires chefs she knows can handle the high-quality and high-quantity demands of her establishment. That’s why she turned to Escoffier to help with her staffing needs.

This is Lance. After spending years in the military, Lance set out to pursue his true professional passion: cooking. Working his way up to executive chef, he turned to the online program to fine-tune the skills he’d spent a lifetime accruing. Hear how it changed the way he looked at his menu and business.

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  • Culinary and pastry programs
  • Personalized attention and support
  • Sustainable practices featuring Farm to Table®
  • Affordable education with many financing options
  • Lifetime job placement assistance
  • Entrepreneurship classes
  • Nationally accredited, industry recognized

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