Boulder, Colorado, is one of America’s most beautiful and celebrated small cities, and the perfect backdrop for our Boulder culinary arts program. Set against the picturesque foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and located less than an hour from Denver, Boulder offers a thriving restaurant scene, unbeatable weather, endless outdoor opportunities, and a burgeoning natural and organic food industry. Our culinary school in Colorado is the perfect place to jump-start your culinary career.

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#3 Best College for Culinary Arts

The Boulder campus (including online programs) is ranked #3 best college for culinary arts by Niche 2024

Most Students Receive Financial Aid

Most Escoffier students use federal financial aid to help pay for culinary school.*

#10 Best Place to Live

Boulder, Colorado, is the #10 Best Place to Live, according to U.S. News & World Report

Reach The Summit Of Your Culinary Aspirations

Through a well-rounded curriculum, you can build a cache of baking and pastry skills in our cooking classes where theory is enhanced by hands-on experiences. If you’re looking for a culinary college in Colorado that focuses on classical and modern cuisines, pay us a visit today and explore our campus in Boulder.

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Kirk Bachmann

President, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Boulder | Provost


Kirk T. Bachmann is the President and Provost of Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Boulder, Colorado campus. Bachmann also serves as host for The Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts podcast, “The Ultimate Dish.”

He is a fourth-generation German-American Chef, and consummate educator, always promoting the highest standards of quality – honoring the craft of cooking and supporting students, educators, and guests from all walks of life.

His many culinary industry accolades include Certified Executive Chef® (CEC®), World Association of Chef Societies Certified Executive Chef, Culinary Salon medalist, and member of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC), The International Association of Culinary Professionals, Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Antonin Careme Society, Disciples d’Escoffier, and The International Food and Beverage Forum.

Today, Chef Bachmann is President and Provost of The Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder, Colorado doing what he loves most— sharing his passion for the craft of cooking and serving students from all walks of life on their respective journeys to becoming “cooks for life.”

If you’re looking at culinary schools in Colorado, spend a day with our class to find out what our cooking classes in Boulder are all about.

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