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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#1 Culinary School

Ranked best culinary school in the world by Chef’s Pencil 1

Most Students Receive Financial Aid

Most Escoffier students use federal financial aid to help pay for culinary school.2 Financial Aid is available to students who apply and qualify.

#4 Best Place to Live

Boulder, Colorado, is the No. 4 Best Place to Live, according to U.S. News & World Report 3

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


Throughout his esteemed career as both an educator and a chef, Kirk Bachmann has always promoted the highest standards of quality – honoring the craft of cooking and supporting students, educators and guests from all walks of life.

Bachmann is a fourth-generation chef who began his culinary career in the pastry kitchen of his father, a master pastry chef. In addition to serving as President of Escoffier’s Boulder campus and Provost, Kirk most recently served as the Vice President of Culinary Training & Development at Rouxbe Online Culinary School. Prior to that, he held executive positions with renowned Le Cordon Bleu cooking schools.

After graduating from the University of Oregon, he went on to receive his formal culinary training at The Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon. He also holds a master’s degree in education, is a Certified Executive Chef (CEC) and a member of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC). Bachmann is active in the industry and is a Culinary Salon medalist. He is also a member of The International Association of Culinary Professionals, Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Antonin Careme Society, Disciples d’Escoffier and The International Food and Beverage Forum.

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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