Gone are the days of having to put your life on hold to pursue advanced learning in the field of your dreams.

Our online culinary arts programs offer an affordable and effective option for learning the culinary arts, baking & pastry, and food & beverage operations through a 100% online curriculum that includes industry externships.

The online culinary arts and pastry arts classes we created for our programs mirror the hands-on and technique-based training received at our residential campuses — just in a more convenient package perfect for working adults or those without access to a traditional campus. Offered through the Boulder campus, Escoffier’ diploma and associate programs provide an affordable, accessible and quality alternative to more traditional, on-site education.

Online Programs

1.6 million new restaurant jobs created by 2027

21 Best Culinary Schools in America (FSR Magazine 2017)

5,603 restaurants we currently have students & graduates working across U.S.




Kirk Bachmann


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, 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 interested in our culinary and pastry arts programs, the best way to learn is to see them for yourself.

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