Want to explore your artistry in a city renowned for its unique food culture through culinary school?

Known for its thriving food truck community and diverse restaurant culture, Austin, Texas has a lot more to offer than just brisket and tacos. This big little city has quickly established itself as one of the leading metropolises for cuisine in the nation. Centrally located to downtown and all its offerings, our Austin campus is the perfect place to kickoff your career with one of our culinary arts or pastry arts programs.

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#5 Best College for Culinary Arts

The Austin campus is ranked #5 best college for culinary arts by Niche 2024

76% of Students Got Financial Aid

95% of Austin students who applied and qualified received some financial assistance in 2022-23*

Top 10 Food City

Austin, Texas, is ranked in the Top 10 Best Food Cities in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report

*95% of Austin students who entered postsecondary education for the first time received some financial assistance in 2022-23 for those who applied and qualified. College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics.

Agricultural Learning Center


The Agricultural Learning Center at our Austin culinary school

The Agricultural Learning Center at our Austin culinary school is just steps away from our professional kitchens. As a student, you’ll grow, cultivate and harvest a variety of seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs to use in classroom. The Center is an illustration of our commitment to the farm-to-table philosophy, localism, seasonality and sustainability.

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Marcus McMellon

President, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Austin


Marcus McMellon’s culinary journey began in East Texas, where he grew up working in his grandparent’s vegetable gardens and accompanying them to farmer’s markets on the weekends. Marcus turned this early interest into a variety of positions in several restaurants. In 2001, Marcus began his career in Culinary Education with Le Cordon Bleu Cooking Schools, serving as Vice President of Finance and Operations during the construction and start-up phase of the Austin Le Cordon Bleu Campus. Additionally, Marcus held the positions of Campus President and Chief Financial Officer for two other Proprietary Education providers in the Dallas area.

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