Select an Area of Study:

Online Program Costs

Escoffier's online programs are available through the Boulder, Colorado, campus. The average net price was $10,194 for students who entered postsecondary education for the first time in academic year 2020-21 and received some financial assistance.1 Financial aid is available for those who apply and qualify.

Boulder Campus Costs

The average net price was $10,194 for Boulder campus students who entered postsecondary education for the first time in academic year 2020-21 and received some financial assistance.1 Financial aid is available for those who apply and qualify.

Austin Campus Costs

87% of Austin campus students who entered postsecondary education for the first time in academic year 2020-21 received some financial assistance.1 Financial aid is available for those who apply and qualify.
70% of students feel that online learning is better than or equal to on-campus learning.2

BestColleges.com 2022
Trends in Online Education Report

Diploma in Culinary Arts and Operations
Online Program
$21,751
Financial Aid is available to those who apply and qualify
REQUEST INFO
Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Culinary Arts
Online Program
$33,035
Financial Aid is available to those who apply and qualify
REQUEST INFO
70% of students feel that online learning is better than or equal to on-campus learning.2

BestColleges.com 2022
Trends in Online Education Report

Diploma in Professional Pastry Arts
Online Program
$20,099
Financial Aid is available to those who apply and qualify
REQUEST INFO
Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Baking & Pastry
Online Program
$30,515
Financial Aid is available to those who apply and qualify
REQUEST INFO
70% of students feel that online learning is better than or equal to on-campus learning.2

BestColleges.com 2022
Trends in Online Education Report

Diploma in Food Entrepreneurship
Online Program
$21,751
Financial Aid is available to those who apply and qualify
REQUEST INFO
Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Food Entrepreneurship
Online Program
$33,035
Financial Aid is available to those who apply and qualify
REQUEST INFO
70% of students feel that online learning is better than or equal to on-campus learning.2

BestColleges.com 2022
Trends in Online Education Report

Diploma in Plant-Based Culinary Arts
Online Program
$21,751
Financial Aid is available to those who apply and qualify
REQUEST INFO
Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Plant-Based Culinary Arts
Online Program
$33,035
Financial Aid is available to those who apply and qualify
REQUEST INFO
70% of students feel that online learning is better than or equal to on-campus learning.2

BestColleges.com 2022
Trends in Online Education Report

Diploma in Holistic Nutrition and Wellness
Online Program
$21,751
Financial Aid is available to those who apply and qualify
REQUEST INFO
Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Holistic Nutrition & Wellness
Online Program
$33,035
Financial Aid is available to those who apply and qualify
REQUEST INFO
70% of students feel that online learning is better than or equal to on-campus learning.2

BestColleges.com 2022
Trends in Online Education Report

Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Operations Management
Online Program
$33,035
Financial Aid is available to those who apply and qualify
REQUEST INFO
#4 Best Place To Live: Boulder, Colorado.2

U.S. News & World Report

Diploma in Culinary Arts
Boulder Campus Program
$18,094
Financial Aid is available to those who apply and qualify
REQUEST INFO
Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Culinary Arts
Boulder Campus Program
$36,740
Financial Aid is available to those who apply and qualify
REQUEST INFO
#4 Best Place To Live: Boulder, Colorado.2

U.S. News & World Report

Diploma in Pastry Arts
Boulder Campus Program
$18,094
Financial Aid is available to those who apply and qualify
REQUEST INFO
Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Baking & Pastry
Boulder Campus Program
$36,740
Financial Aid is available to those who apply and qualify
REQUEST INFO
#4 Best Place To Live: Boulder, Colorado.2

U.S. News & World Report

Diploma in Plant-Based Cuisine
Boulder Campus Program
$24,109
Financial Aid is available to those who apply and qualify
REQUEST INFO
Top 13 Foodie City: Austin, Texas is one of the 'foodiest' cities in America.2

U.S. News & World Report

Diploma in Culinary Arts
Austin Campus Program
$21,878
Financial Aid is available to those who apply and qualify
REQUEST INFO
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts
Austin Campus Program
$37,370
Financial Aid is available to those who apply and qualify
REQUEST INFO
Top 13 Foodie City: Austin, Texas is one of the 'foodiest' cities in America.2

U.S. News & World Report

Diploma in Pastry Arts
Austin Campus Program
$21,878
Financial Aid is available to those who apply and qualify
REQUEST INFO
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Pastry Arts
Austin Campus Program
$37,370
Financial Aid is available to those who apply and qualify
REQUEST INFO
LIVE INSTRUCTION
Live virtual classroom
Engage with seamless distance learning delivery methods, which include a variety of opportunities through lecture and lab activities. Interact with your instructors and peers from virtually any device.
1-on-1 instructor interaction & feedback
Get answers to your most pressing questions from industry experts who are also your instructors. Receive valuable feedback on your work, so you can continue to hone your skills, preparing yourself for a professional work environment.
Online discussion forums
Utilize a discussion board to voice your thoughts, questions, and personal experiences regarding the concepts explored in class. Dive into course topics and gain new perspectives as you interact with your peers and instructors.
Ongoing knowledge checks
Ensure you're staying on track and gaining the knowledge you need with periodic quizzes, tests, and assignments. This system can help you stay accountable to progression in your studies and eventual career path.
KITCHEN SKILLS AND METHODS
Knife skills
Discover both foundational cutting techniques and more advanced knife skills, then practice putting them to use. Have the opportunity to learn the mise en place system, which can keep you efficient and effective in a fast-paced restaurant environment.
Recipe techniques
Design and experiment with your own unique blend of ingredients. Practice recipe techniques to carry with you into the future.
Flavor profile training
Begin to develop your palate and expand your sensory awareness, enhancing your ability to critically evaluate food and find pairings that work.
Professional in-person externship
This 6-week experience allows you to practice your skills in a professional kitchen, aligning with your career interests and goals.
2 Externships
Farm To Table® Coursework
Connect the food on the plate to its source by working with farmers and ranchers. Participate in delivering food from the farm directly to the customer as you focus on nutritional benefits, sustainability, ethics, and biodiversity.
PRACTICAL BUSINESS SKILLS
Menu design & management
Dive into aspects of menu planning and design, from visual design to price analysis and making use of available resources. Explore different types of food and beverage menus and their practical application as an important financial and communication tool.
Culinary entrepreneurship
Explore business planning, pricing, credit management, government regulation, and legal concerns, as well as how to navigate leadership and business ethics in the industry. Begin a business plan for a food service operation.
Purchasing & cost control
Study and practice money management skills to not only keep your restaurant in business, but also turn a profit. You can explore purchasing, receiving, inventory management, and menu pricing, plus how to minimize costs while maintaining a full range of customer services.
Food service management
Evaluate various types of commercial food service operations, and how to manage each using the principles of good service. Study hierarchies of management and the skills needed to succeed as a manager: training, motivating, and disciplining employees, and creating a safe and positive work environment.
CAREER & EXTERNSHIP SERVICES
Resume writing assistance
You may gain valuable insights and best practices for creating a professional resume tailored to your career goals. Have a career advisor review and make suggestions for improvement, getting you closer to the position you're seeking.
Job interview preparation & practice
Practice your interview skills with real interview questions. Get feedback on ways you can improve your professional presentation in interviews, from those knowledgeable about the industry.
Externship search assistance
Get assistance in developing an externship that aligns with your career goals and can launch your career in the industry. As a requirement for graduation, externships allow for hands-on application of skills and knowledge learned in your classes, plus valuable networking opportunities in the industry.
Job search & planning assistance
Receive valuable on-going career assistance after graduation. Stay updated on industry employment trends and opportunities available with Escoffier's employer partners and other key industry employers in your market.
Access to alumni mentorship
Develop relationships with Escoffier's alumni who can help answer your questions, make introductions, and provide helpful support along your career journey. Take advantage of as much or as little mentorship as you need.
Access to employer partner network
Stay up-to-date on job openings and other career opportunities from the Escoffier employer partner network, which includes some of the biggest names in the restaurant and hospitality industries.
Online career center
Browse helpful online tools and tips for making the most of your career search. Access materials to help you prepare for various real-world situations on the job, as well as troubleshoot any questions you may have.
FINANCIAL AID (for those who qualify)
Scholarship opportunity assistance
Our Financial Aid experts help you understand scholarship options that could be available to you, both inside and outside of Escoffier.
Financial aid application assistance
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines a student's aid eligibility for federal grants and/or loans. Get support from our experts who can ensure that you are supplying the most accurate information possible.
Understanding financing and loan options
Receive assistance with understanding the eligibility requirements and processes for financing your education. Speak to a Financial Aid advisor one-on-one and get your questions answered thoroughly.
Monthly payment plan options
Use a monthly financing plan to pay for the portion of your tuition not covered by financial aid, scholarships, or grants. A Financial Aid advisor can help you understand and explore your options.
Veteran & military GI bill assistance
Escoffier's residential and online programs are approved by the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training for the administration of VA Education benefits to those eligible.
WORLD-CLASS INSTITUTION
Nationally accredited institution (ACCET)
Escoffier's Boulder campus (residential and online programs) is licensed and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools, and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally-recognized accrediting agency. Accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process, which assists institutions with continuous improvement, positive student outcomes, and overall operational quality by striving to meet and exceed established standards of educational and institutional quality.
Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board
Escoffier's Boulder campus is approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board.
International Association of Culinary Professionals
Escoffier is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), an organization that offers awards, sponsorship, and more.
World Association of Chef Societies
Escoffier is a member of the World Association of Chef Societies (WACS). Headquartered in Paris, the WACS represents chefs at all levels and across all specialties worldwide.
Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training
Escoffier is an approved institution under the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training, an organization that inspects and approves education and training programs for veterans and their eligible dependents throughout the state of Colorado.
SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT
Balance work & family obligations
Don't sacrifice your current job or family life to further your education. Attend school flexibly, online, and around your existing schedule.
Access to alumni mentorship
Get guidance from someone who's been there. Connect with a former graduate who can help talk through important decisions and provide support on your culinary career journey.
Recorded live sessions
Take advantage of flexible options like recorded content, in case you need to miss a class. Watch later at a time that's convenient for you.
Phone-based technical support
Get help with questions about the platform and troubleshoot any technical issues with a real person.
DEGREE EXCLUSIVE FEATURES
Business & professional communications
Build and practice effective communication skills specific to the hospitality industry. Navigate different communication styles and study effective listening methods. Skills in verbal and nonverbal communication, conflict resolution, cultural differences in communication, and debate techniques can help prepare you for a professional culinary career.
Foodservice math & accounting
Get introduced to managerial accounting concepts and their applications to specific operations within the hospitality industry. The fundamentals of culinary math and accounting can help you maintain a full range of customer services in your career.
Technical writing for the hospitality industry
Prepare for writing in the hospitality or foodservice industries. Write a variety of documents for supervisors, colleagues, and customers, such as explaining a problem or product, preparing a proposal, or illustrating a project, tailoring your writing to different audiences and purposes.
The science of nutrition
Investigate the basic principles of nutrition, including various nutrients, food sources, and their utilization in the body for growth and health throughout life. Discuss contemporary and global nutritional issues for a wider, more informed perspective on nutrition science.
LIVE INSTRUCTION
Live virtual classroom
Engage with seamless distance learning delivery methods, which include a variety of opportunities through lecture and lab activities. Interact with your instructors and peers from virtually any device.
1-on-1 instructor interaction & feedback
Get answers to your most pressing questions from industry experts who are also your instructors. Receive valuable feedback on your work, so you can continue to hone your skills, preparing yourself for a professional work environment.
Online discussion forums
Utilize a discussion board to voice your thoughts, questions, and personal experiences regarding the concepts explored in class. Dive into course topics and gain new perspectives as you interact with your peers and instructors.
Ongoing knowledge checks
Ensure you're staying on track and gaining the knowledge you need with periodic quizzes, tests, and assignments. This system can help you stay accountable to progression in your studies and eventual career path.
PASTRY SKILLS AND METHODS
Professional bakeshop fundamentals
Explore the basics of professional bakeshop work, including mise en place, baking math, and safety and sanitation practices. Practice the fundamental techniques of pastry and baking, learning multiple methods for creating doughs and desserts.
Cake design & decorating
Prepare for a career in a professional bakeshop by practicing the classic mixing methods used to create a wide variety of American and European cakes and tortes, and developing your ability to bake on a production timeline. Study elements of cake decorating, including icings, frostings, assembly, and piping.
Pastry recipe techniques
Practice pastry recipe techniques, using educated and creative approaches to ingredient selection. From yeast doughs to cookie doughs to pies, breads, cakes, and custards, come up with your own spin on classic pastry recipes.
Pastry and confection styles & techniques
Investigate the various techniques and methods used in a bakeshop that are required for professional dessert-making. Practice storing, melting, and tempering chocolate, making confections, fruit desserts, and petit fours, and even get lessons on frozen desserts, including ice cream and gelato.
Professional in-person pastry externship
Apply the skills you've learned in practical ways to real-world situations. Gain valuable hands-on experience in a professional kitchen or bakeshop and develop the skills necessary for a career in pastry arts. This immersive experience also allows you to develop industry contacts and build working relationships.
2 Externships
Global pastry arts
Navigate various regions of the world through readings, discussions, and practical assignments. Explore geographical and cultural influences on desserts from around the world, and discover how to identify common ingredients and their key flavors.
Global and contemporary pastry
Learn about cutting-edge trends in dessert composition and contemporary plating techniques, and how to stay current with those. Explores different regions' desserts, as well as their cultural significance and the historical influences that produced them.
PRACTICAL BUSINESS SKILLS
Menu design & management
Dive into aspects of menu planning and design, from visual design to price analysis and making use of available resources. Explore different types of food and beverage menus and their practical application as an important financial and communication tool.
Building your own business
Prepare for an entrepreneurial culinary journey by exploring such topics as business planning, pricing, credit management, government regulation, legal concerns, and business ethics. Practice managing and leading, and begin a business plan for a food service operation that you can present to your peers.
Food & beverage cost control
Get introduced to the fundamentals you need to minimize costs and maintain a full range of customer services. Explore purchasing, receiving, inventory management, and menu pricing, storeroom operations and inventory, and more.
Food service management
Evaluate various types of commercial food service operations, and how to manage each using the principles of good service. Study hierarchies of management and the skills needed to succeed as a manager: training, motivating, and disciplining employees, and creating a safe and positive work environment.
CAREER & EXTERNSHIP SERVICES
Resume writing assistance
You may gain valuable insights and best practices for creating a professional resume tailored to your career goals. Have a career advisor review and make suggestions for improvement, getting you closer to the position you're seeking.
Job interview preparation & practice
Practice your interview skills with real interview questions. Get feedback on ways you can improve your professional presentation in interviews, from those knowledgeable about the industry.
Externship search assistance
Get assistance in developing an externship that aligns with your career goals and launches your career in the industry. As a requirement for graduation, externships allow for hands-on application of skills and knowledge learned in your classes, plus valuable networking opportunities in the industry.
Job search & planning assistance
Receive valuable on-going career assistance after graduation. Stay updated on industry employment trends and opportunities available with Escoffier's employer partners and other key industry employers in your market.
Access to alumni mentorship
Develop relationships with Escoffier's alumni who can help answer your questions, make introductions, and provide helpful support along your career journey. Take advantage of as much or as little mentorship as you need.
Access to employer partner network
Stay up-to-date on job openings and other career opportunities from the Escoffier employer partner network, which includes some of the biggest names in the restaurant and hospitality industries.
Online career center
Browse helpful online tools and tips for making the most of your career search. Access materials to help you prepare for various real-world situations on the job, as well as troubleshoot any questions you may have.
FINANCIAL AID (for those who qualify)
Scholarship opportunity assistance
Our Financial Aid experts help you understand scholarship options that could be available to you, both inside and outside of Escoffier.
Financial aid application assistance
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines a student's aid eligibility for federal grants and/or loans. Get support from our experts who can ensure that you are supplying the most accurate information possible.
Understanding financing & loan options
Receive assistance with understanding the eligibility requirements and processes for financing your education. Speak to a Financial Aid advisor one-on-one and get your questions answered thoroughly.
Monthly payment plan options
Use a monthly financing plan to pay for the portion of your tuition not covered by financial aid, scholarships, or grants. A Financial Aid advisor can help you understand and explore your options.
Veteran & military GI bill assistance
Escoffier's residential and online programs are approved by the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training for the administration of VA Education benefits to those eligible.
WORLD-CLASS INSTITUTION
Nationally accredited institution (ACCET)
Escoffier's Boulder campus (residential and online programs) is licensed and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools, and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally-recognized accrediting agency. Accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process, which assists institutions with continuous improvement, positive student outcomes, and overall operational quality by striving to meet and exceed established standards of educational and institutional quality.
Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board
Escoffier's Boulder campus is approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board.
International Association of Culinary Professionals
Escoffier is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), an organization that offers awards, sponsorship, and more.
World Association of Chef Societies
Escoffier is a member of the World Association of Chef Societies (WACS). Headquartered in Paris, the WACS represents chefs at all levels and across all specialties worldwide.
Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training
Escoffier is an approved institution under the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training, an organization that inspects and approves education and training programs for veterans and their eligible dependents throughout the state of Colorado.
SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT
Balance work & family obligations
Don't sacrifice your current job or family life to further your education. Attend school flexibly, online, and around your existing schedule.
Access to alumni mentorship
Get guidance from someone who's been there. Connect with a former graduate who can help talk through important decisions and provide support on your culinary career journey.
Recorded live sessions
Take advantage of flexible options like recorded content, in case you need to miss a class. Watch later at a time that's convenient for you.
Phone-based technical support
Get help with questions about the platform and troubleshoot any technical issues with a real person.
DEGREE EXCLUSIVE FEATURES
Business & professional communications
Build and practice effective communication skills specific to the hospitality industry. Navigate different communication styles and study effective listening methods. Skills in verbal and nonverbal communication, conflict resolution, cultural differences in communication, and debate techniques can help prepare you for a professional culinary career.
Foodservice math & accounting
Get introduced to managerial accounting concepts and their applications to specific operations within the hospitality industry. The fundamentals of culinary math and accounting can help you maintain a full range of customer services in your career.
Technical writing for the hospitality industry
Prepare for writing in the hospitality or foodservice industries. Write a variety of documents for supervisors, colleagues, and customers such as explaining a problem or product, preparing a proposal, or illustrating a project, tailoring your writing to different audiences and purposes.
The science of nutrition
Investigate the basic principles of nutrition, including various nutrients, food sources, and their utilization in the body for growth and health throughout life. Discuss contemporary and global nutritional issues for a wider, more informed perspective on nutrition science.
LIVE INSTRUCTION
Live virtual classroom
Engage with seamless distance learning delivery methods, which include a variety of opportunities through lecture and lab activities. Interact with your instructors and peers from virtually any device.
1-on-1 instructor interaction & feedback
Get answers to your most pressing questions from industry experts who are also your instructors. Receive valuable feedback on your work, so you can continue to hone your skills, preparing yourself for a professional work environment.
Online discussion forums
Utilize a discussion board to voice your thoughts, questions, and personal experiences regarding the concepts explored in class. Dive into course topics and gain new perspectives as you interact with your peers and instructors.
Ongoing knowledge checks
Ensure you're staying on track and gaining the knowledge you need with periodic quizzes, tests, and assignments. This system can help you stay accountable to progression in your studies and eventual career path.
ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS AND METHODS
Food entrepreneurship culinary foundations
Discover a vast range of foundational culinary practices, which include food safety & sanitation, professional foodservice equipment, culinary knife skills, flavor profiles, and an understanding of stocks, sauces, and soups. Explore conversion methods and standard measurements, as well as cost analysis, portion sizing, and food costing.
Food styling & photography
Dive into professional photography techniques with the camera on your smartphone! Along with an intro to photography, discover modern food styling tips, as well as photography props, lighting, and overall composition that may enhance your dishes on social media.
American regional cuisine
Discover a rich interpretation of American Regional cuisines through the examination of history, traditional and indigenous ingredients, flavor components, and cooking techniques. With this knowledge, apply classical and contemporary cooking techniques, plate design, and application of proper sanitation techniques.
Western European cuisines
Gain a rich interpretation of Western European cuisines through the examination of history, traditional and indigenous ingredients, flavor components, and cooking techniques. With this knowledge, apply classical and contemporary cooking techniques, plate design, and application of proper sanitation techniques.
Doughs and leaveners
Understand bakeshop techniques that cover mixing methods related to dough, ingredient function, and effective leavening agents. Discover best ways to produce an array of quick-doughs and batters, flatbreads, yeast-raised-doughs, various formations, and related accompaniments.
Professional in-person externship
Apply the skills you've learned in practical ways to real-world situations through hands-on experience in an operational restaurant or related business externship. Work in a professional environment putting your newly acquired knowledge into practice and building valuable industry relationships.
2 Externships
BUSINESS AND DEVELOPMENT SKILLS
Menu design & management
Evaluate all aspects of menu planning and design, from visual design to price analysis and making use of available resources. Explore different types of food and beverage menus and their practical application as an important financial and communication tool.
Entrepreneurship
Prepare for an entrepreneurial journey in the culinary field and explore topics such as business planning, pricing, credit management, government regulation, and legal concerns. Discover how to instill business ethics and promote leadership when you launch your own foodservice company.
Purchasing & cost control
Ensure your foodservice business remains profitable by grasping key money management skills such as purchasing, receiving, inventory management, and menu pricing. Explore ways to minimize costs and maintain a full range of customer services. Also expand your culinary math skills with an overview of storeroom operations, inventory, portion control, as purchased and edible portions, ingredient conversions, and recipe costing.
Foodservice management
Evaluate various types of commercial food service operations, and how to manage each using the principles of good service. Study hierarchies of management and the skills needed to succeed as a manager: training, motivating, and disciplining employees, and creating a safe and positive work environment.
Hospitality marketing
Discover how to elevate guest services through a management philosophy that underscores marketing principles. Become more attuned to understanding, predicting, and influencing consumer behavior through theoretical knowledge and applied strategies.
Social media content development
Explore how content creation is a pivotal component of your promotional strategy. Create achievable content goals, understand how various platforms function, how to serve your target audience, ways to maintain your content calendar, and analyze key performance analytics.
Food blogging & recipe development
Get introduced to creating a thriving food blog and discover how to publish recipes specific to your business. Leverage relevant blogging techniques such as keywords, search engine optimization, and revenue generation.
CAREER & EXTERNSHIP SERVICES
Resume writing assistance
You may gain valuable insights and best practices for creating a professional resume tailored to your career goals. Have a career advisor review and make suggestions for improvement, getting you closer to the position you're seeking.
Job interview preparation & practice
Practice your interview skills with real interview questions. Get feedback on ways you can improve your professional presentation in interviews, from those knowledgeable about the industry.
Externship search assistance
Get assistance in developing an externship that aligns with your career goals and launches your career in the industry. As a requirement for graduation, externships allow for hands-on application of skills and knowledge learned in your classes, plus valuable networking opportunities in the industry.
Job search & planning assistance
Receive valuable on-going career assistance after graduation. Stay updated on industry employment trends and opportunities available with Escoffier's employer partners and other key industry employers in your market.
Access to alumni mentorship
Develop relationships with Escoffier's alumni who can help answer your questions, make introductions, and provide helpful support along your career journey. Take advantage of as much or as little mentorship as you need.
Access to employer partner network
Stay up-to-date on job openings and other career opportunities from the Escoffier employer partner network, which includes some of the biggest names in the restaurant and hospitality industries.
Online career center
Browse helpful online tools and tips for making the most of your career search. Access materials to help you prepare for various real-world situations on the job, as well as troubleshoot any questions you may have.
FINANCIAL AID (for those who qualify)
Scholarship opportunity assistance
Our Financial Aid experts help you understand scholarship options that could be available to you, both inside and outside of Escoffier.
Financial aid application assistance
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines a student's aid eligibility for federal grants and/or loans. Get support from our experts who can ensure that you are supplying the most accurate information possible.
Understanding financing & loan options
Receive assistance with understanding the eligibility requirements and processes for financing your education. Speak to a Financial Aid advisor one-on-one and get your questions answered thoroughly.
Monthly payment plan options
Use a monthly financing plan to pay for the portion of your tuition not covered by financial aid, scholarships, or grants. A Financial Aid advisor can help you understand and explore your options.
Veteran & military GI bill assistance
Escoffier's residential and online programs are approved by the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training for the administration of VA Education benefits to those eligible.
WORLD-CLASS INSTITUTION
Nationally accredited institution (ACCET)
Escoffier's Boulder campus (residential and online programs) is licensed and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools, and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally-recognized accrediting agency. Accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process, which assists institutions with continuous improvement, positive student outcomes, and overall operational quality by striving to meet and exceed established standards of educational and institutional quality.
Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board
Escoffier's Boulder campus is approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board.
International Association of Culinary Professionals
Escoffier is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), an organization that offers awards, sponsorship, and more.
World Association of Chef Societies
Escoffier is a member of the World Association of Chef Societies (WACS). Headquartered in Paris, the WACS represents chefs at all levels and across all specialties worldwide.
Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training
Escoffier is an approved institution under the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training, an organization that inspects and approves education and training programs for veterans and their eligible dependents throughout the state of Colorado.
SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT
Balance work & family obligations
Don't sacrifice your current job or family life to further your education. Attend school flexibly, online, and around your existing schedule.
Access to alumni mentorship
Get guidance from someone who's been there. Connect with a former graduate who can help talk through important decisions and provide support on your culinary career journey.
Recorded live sessions
Take advantage of flexible options like recorded content, in case you need to miss a class. Watch later at a time that's convenient for you.
Phone-based technical support
Get help with questions about the platform and troubleshoot any technical issues with a real person.
DEGREE EXCLUSIVE FEATURES
Business & professional communications
Build and practice effective communication skills specific to the hospitality industry. Navigate different communication styles and study effective listening methods. Skills in verbal and nonverbal communication, conflict resolution, cultural differences in communication, and debate techniques can help prepare you for a professional culinary career.
Foodservice math & accounting
Get introduced to managerial accounting concepts and their applications to specific operations within the hospitality industry. The fundamentals of culinary math and accounting can help you maintain a full range of customer services in your career.
Technical writing for the hospitality industry
Prepare for writing in the hospitality or foodservice industries. Write a variety of documents for supervisors, colleagues, and customers, such as explaining a problem or product, preparing a proposal, or illustrating a project, tailoring your writing to different audiences and purposes.
The science of nutrition
Investigate the basic principles of nutrition, including various nutrients, food sources, and their utilization in the body for growth and health throughout life. Discuss contemporary and global nutritional issues for a wider, more informed perspective on nutrition science.
World history & culture from a culinary perspective
Explore the transformative role of food and its evolving influence over history, culture, politics, and religion. Dive into food customs and social awareness selected food patterns. Develop a stronger appreciation for the dishes you create by understanding how food has impacted society organization, industrial development, military conflict, and economic expansion.
LIVE INSTRUCTION
Live virtual classroom
Engage with seamless distance learning delivery methods, which include a variety of opportunities through lecture and lab activities. Interact with your instructors and peers from virtually any device.
1-on-1 instructor interaction & feedback
Get answers to your most pressing questions from industry experts who are also your instructors. Receive valuable feedback on your work, so you can continue to hone your skills, preparing yourself for a professional work environment.
Online discussion forums
Utilize a discussion board to voice your thoughts, questions, and personal experiences regarding the concepts explored in class. Dive into course topics and gain new perspectives as you interact with your peers and instructors.
Ongoing knowledge checks
Ensure you're staying on track and gaining the knowledge you need with periodic quizzes, tests, and assignments. This system can help you stay accountable to progression in your studies and eventual career path.
PLANT-BASED SKILLS AND METHODS
Plant-based culinary foundations
Gain knowledge about food allergens, levels of severity, and measures you can take in your future career as a chef to keep guests safe and included. Familiarize yourself with traditional culinary tools, utensils, and equipment as well as those unique to the plant-based kitchen. Explore common plant-based substitutions used in various cuisines.
Foundations of plant-based pastry
Create plant-based frozen desserts and prepare fruit-based and raw desserts, cookies, bars, and confections using a variety of ingredients such as cream-based sauces, puddings, fillings, nuts, and seeds. Get comfortable with the techniques needed to preserve plant-based pastry dishes and maintain flavor.
Seasonal plant-based cuisine
Explore seasonal plant-based cooking and the benefits of farm-to-table cooking using ingredients available during various seasons of the year. Discover how to find and select seasonally fresh vegetables at supermarkets and farmers' markets, and how to optimally prepare them for the best dining results.
Plant-based approaches to wellness
Examine philosophies of wellness unique to plant-based eating, such as Whole Food Plant-Based, Raw, Ayurveda, and Macro. Study the intersection of physical and mental wellbeing as they relate to the foods we eat, and look at trending diets and how to prepare dishes and accommodate allergy restrictions within a plant-based culinary framework.
Professional in-person externship
Apply the skills you've learned in practical ways to real-world situations through a hands-on externship. Work in a professional kitchen environment putting your newly acquired knowledge into practice and building valuable industry relationships.
2 Externships
Cultural influences
Embark on a culinary journey around the world through exposure to the traditions, customs, and ingredients unique to specific countries such as Japan, Italy, Greece, India, France, and Vietnam. Apply the skills you cultivate throughout this program to assemble culturally authentic dishes, preparing you to work in a variety of restaurant types.
BUSINESS & SCIENCE SKILLS
Menu design
Dive into aspects of menu planning and design, from visual design to price analysis and making use of available resources. Explore different types of food and beverage menus and their practical application as an important financial and communication tool.
Entrepreneurship
Cover topics like business planning, pricing, credit management, government regulation, and legal concerns. Also explore business ethics and the crucial role and importance of management and leadership in an entrepreneurial career.
Food service management
Evaluate various types of commercial food service operations, and how to manage each using the principles of good service. Study hierarchies of management and the skills needed to succeed as a manager: training, motivating, and disciplining employees, and creating a safe and positive work environment.
CAREER & EXTERNSHIP SERVICES
Resume writing assistance
You may gain valuable insights and best practices for creating a professional resume tailored to your career goals. Have a career advisor review and make suggestions for improvement, getting you closer to the position you're seeking.
Job interview preparation & practice
Practice your interview skills with real interview questions. Get feedback on ways you can improve your professional presentation in interviews, from those knowledgeable about the industry.
Externship search assistance
Get assistance in developing an externship that aligns with your career goals and launches your career in the industry. As a requirement for graduation, externships allow for hands-on application of skills and knowledge learned in your classes, plus valuable networking opportunities in the industry.
Job search & planning assistance
Receive valuable on-going career assistance after graduation. Stay updated on industry employment trends and opportunities available with Escoffier's employer partners and other key industry employers in your market.
Access to alumni mentorship
Develop relationships with Escoffier's alumni who can help answer your questions, make introductions, and provide helpful support along your career journey. Take advantage of as much or as little mentorship as you need.
Access to employer partner network
Stay up-to-date on job openings and other career opportunities from the Escoffier employer partner network, which includes some of the biggest names in the restaurant and hospitality industries.
Online career center
Browse helpful online tools and tips for making the most of your career search. Access materials to help you prepare for various real-world situations on the job, as well as troubleshoot any questions you may have.
FINANCIAL AID (for those who qualify)
Scholarship opportunity assistance
Our Financial Aid experts help you understand scholarship options that could be available to you, both inside and outside of Escoffier.
Financial aid application assistance
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines a student's aid eligibility for federal grants and/or loans. Get support from our experts who can ensure that you are supplying the most accurate information possible.
Understanding financing and loan options
Receive assistance with understanding the eligibility requirements and processes for financing your education. Speak to a Financial Aid advisor one-on-one and get your questions answered thoroughly.
Monthly payment plan options
Use a monthly financing plan to pay for the portion of your tuition not covered by Financial Aid, scholarships, or grants. A Financial Aid advisor can help you understand and explore your options.
Veteran & military GI bill assistance
Escoffier's residential and online programs are approved by the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training for the administration of VA Education benefits to those eligible.
WORLD-CLASS INSTITUTION
Nationally accredited institution (ACCET)
Escoffier's Boulder campus (residential and online programs) is licensed and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools, and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally-recognized accrediting agency. Accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process, which assists institutions with continuous improvement, positive student outcomes, and overall operational quality by striving to meet and exceed established standards of educational and institutional quality.
Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board
Escoffier's Boulder campus is approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board.
International Association of Culinary Professionals
Escoffier is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), an organization that offers awards, sponsorship, and more.
World Association of Chef Societies
Escoffier is a member of the World Association of Chef Societies (WACS). Headquartered in Paris, the WACS represents chefs at all levels and across all specialties worldwide.
Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training
Escoffier is an approved institution under the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training, an organization that inspects and approves education and training programs for veterans and their eligible dependents throughout the state of Colorado.
SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT
Balance work & family obligations
Don't sacrifice your current job or family life to further your education. Attend school flexibly, online, and around your existing schedule.
Access to alumni mentorship
Get guidance from someone who's been there. Connect with a former graduate who can help talk through important decisions and provide support on your culinary career journey.
Recorded live sessions
Take advantage of flexible options like recorded content, in case you need to miss a class. Watch later at a time that's convenient for you.
Phone-based technical support
Get help with questions about the platform and troubleshoot any technical issues with a real person.
DEGREE EXCLUSIVE FEATURES
Business & professional communications
Build and practice effective communication skills specific to the hospitality industry. Navigate different communication styles and study effective listening methods. Skills in verbal and nonverbal communication, conflict resolution, cultural differences in communication, and debate techniques can help prepare you for a professional culinary career.
Foodservice math & accounting
Get introduced to managerial accounting concepts and their applications to specific operations within the hospitality industry. The fundamentals of culinary math and accounting can help you maintain a full range of customer services in your career.
Technical writing for the hospitality industry
Prepare for writing in the hospitality or foodservice industries. Write a variety of documents for supervisors, colleagues, and customers, such as explaining a problem or product, preparing a proposal, or illustrating a project, tailoring your writing to different audiences and purposes.
The science of nutrition
Investigate the basic principles of nutrition, including various nutrients, food sources, and their utilization in the body for growth and health throughout life. Discuss contemporary and global nutritional issues for a wider, more informed perspective on nutrition science.
LIVE INSTRUCTION
Live virtual classroom
Engage with seamless distance learning delivery methods, which include a variety of opportunities through lecture and lab activities. Interact with your instructors and peers from virtually any device.
1-on-1 instructor interaction & feedback
Get answers to your most pressing questions from industry experts who are also your instructors. Receive valuable feedback on your work, so you can continue to hone your skills, preparing yourself for a professional work environment.
Online discussion forums
Utilize a discussion board to voice your thoughts, questions, and personal experiences regarding the concepts explored in class. Dive into course topics and gain new perspectives as you interact with your peers and instructors.
Ongoing knowledge checks
Ensure you're staying on track and gaining the knowledge you need with periodic quizzes, tests, and assignments. This system can help you stay accountable to progression in your studies and eventual career path.
HOLISTIC NUTRITION SKILLS AND METHODS
Holistic nutrition
Explore the basic principles of human nutrition, emphasizing nutrients, food sources, and their role in growth, development, maintenance, and general health. Dive into contemporary and global nutritional issues.
Fundamentals of healthy baking
Discover proper scaling and measuring in the bakeshop, formula conversion, ingredient function and identification, mixing methods and substitutions for nutritionally based recipes that rival the classics.
Nutritional cooking & special diets
Adjust classical cooking methods and techniques to obtain more nutritious foods as part of the overall diet. Modify culinary techniques to achieve nutritionally sound menus that focus on addressing disease prevention and/or supporting health in those with certain diagnoses, and maximize nutrient retention in food preparation and storage.
Exploring wellness concepts
Examine theories of each wellness concept introduced, discussing real world examples and identifying opportunities for coaching within appropriate scenarios. Look at your own behaviors in the context of trying to live to be over 100 years old and explore recommendations to help achieve a long, pleasant aging experience.
Professional in-person externship
Apply the skills you've learned in practical ways to real-world situations through hands-on experience in an operational restaurant or related business externship. Work in a professional environment putting your newly acquired knowledge into practice and building valuable industry relationships.
2 Externships
BUSINESS AND COACHING SKILLS
Menu design
Dive into aspects of menu planning and design, from visual design to price analysis and making use of available resources. Explore different types of food and beverage menus and their practical application as an important financial and communication tool.
Entrepreneurship
Explore business planning, pricing, credit management, government regulation, and legal concerns, as well as how to navigate leadership and business ethics in the holistic nutrition and wellness industry.
Purchasing & cost control
Study and practice money management skills to not only keep your restaurant in business, but also turn a profit. You can explore purchasing, receiving, inventory management, and menu pricing, plus how to minimize costs while maintaining a full range of customer services.
Coaching techniques & practices
Utilize psychology-based concepts to get prepared for a role as a health coach. Emphasis is based on transformative learning and the interpersonal influence of the coach to help clients meet goals that previously were out of reach.
CAREER & EXTERNSHIP SERVICES
Resume writing assistance
You may gain valuable insights and best practices for creating a professional resume tailored to your career goals. Have a career advisor review and make suggestions for improvement, getting you closer to the position you're seeking.
Job interview preparation & practice
Practice your interview skills with real interview questions. Get feedback on ways you can improve your professional presentation in interviews, from those knowledgeable about the industry.
Externship search assistance
Get assistance in developing an externship that aligns with your career goals and launches your career in the industry. As a requirement for graduation, externships allow for hands-on application of skills and knowledge learned in your classes, plus valuable networking opportunities in the industry.
Job search & planning assistance
Receive valuable on-going career assistance after graduation. Stay updated on industry employment trends and opportunities available with Escoffier's employer partners and other key industry employers in your market.
Access to alumni mentorship
Develop relationships with Escoffier's alumni who can help answer your questions, make introductions, and provide helpful support along your career journey. Take advantage of as much or as little mentorship as you need.
Access to employer partner network
Stay up-to-date on job openings and other career opportunities from the Escoffier employer partner network, which includes some of the biggest names in the restaurant and hospitality industries.
Online career center
Browse helpful online tools and tips for making the most of your career search. Access materials to help you prepare for various real-world situations on the job, as well as troubleshoot any questions you may have.
FINANCIAL AID (for those who qualify)
Scholarship opportunity assistance
Our Financial Aid experts help you understand scholarship options that could be available to you, both inside and outside of Escoffier.
Financial aid application assistance
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines a student's aid eligibility for federal grants and/or loans. Get support from our experts who can ensure that you are supplying the most accurate information possible.
Understanding financing & loan options
Receive assistance with understanding the eligibility requirements and processes for financing your education. Speak to a Financial Aid advisor one-on-one and get your questions answered thoroughly.
Monthly payment plan options
Use a monthly financing plan to pay for the portion of your tuition not covered by financial aid, scholarships, or grants. A Financial Aid advisor can help you understand and explore your options.
Veteran & military GI bill assistance
Escoffier's residential and online programs are approved by the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training for the administration of VA Education benefits to those eligible.
WORLD-CLASS INSTITUTION
Nationally accredited institution (ACCET)
Escoffier's Boulder campus (residential and online programs) is licensed and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools, and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally-recognized accrediting agency. Accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process, which assists institutions with continuous improvement, positive student outcomes, and overall operational quality by striving to meet and exceed established standards of educational and institutional quality.
Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board
Escoffier's Boulder campus is approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board.
International Association of Culinary Professionals
Escoffier is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), an organization that offers awards, sponsorship, and more.
World Association of Chef Societies
Escoffier is a member of the World Association of Chef Societies (WACS). Headquartered in Paris, the WACS represents chefs at all levels and across all specialties worldwide.
Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training
Escoffier is an approved institution under the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training, an organization that inspects and approves education and training programs for veterans and their eligible dependents throughout the state of Colorado.
SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT
Balance work & family obligations
Don't sacrifice your current job or family life to further your education. Attend school flexibly, online, and around your existing schedule.
Access to alumni mentorship
Get guidance from someone who's been there. Connect with a former graduate who can help talk through important decisions and provide support on your culinary career journey.
Recorded live sessions
Take advantage of flexible options like recorded content, in case you need to miss a class. Watch later at a time that's convenient for you.
Phone-based technical support
Get help with questions about the platform and troubleshoot any technical issues with a real person.
DEGREE EXCLUSIVE FEATURES
Business & professional communications
Build and practice effective communication skills specific to the hospitality industry. Navigate different communication styles and study effective listening methods. Skills in verbal and nonverbal communication, conflict resolution, cultural differences in communication, and debate techniques can help prepare you for a professional culinary career.
Foodservice math & accounting
Get introduced to managerial accounting concepts and their applications to specific operations within the hospitality industry. The fundamentals of culinary math and accounting can help you maintain a full range of customer services in your career.
World history & culture from a culinary perspective
Explore the transformative role of food and its evolving influence over history, culture, politics, and religion. Dive into food customs and social awareness selected food patterns. Develop a stronger appreciation for the dishes you create by understanding how food has impacted society organization, industrial development, military conflict, and economic expansion.
Advanced holistic nutrition
Build a solid foundation for managing a client's metabolic and wellness needs through nutrition, hydration, sleep, exercise, stress management, and environmental considerations. Utilize your findings to offer balanced, progressive assessments in your professional practice.
LIVE INSTRUCTION
Live virtual classroom
Engage with seamless distance learning delivery methods, which include a variety of opportunities through lecture and lab activities. Interact with your instructors and peers from virtually any device.
1-on-1 instructor interaction & feedback
Get answers to your most pressing questions from industry experts who are also your instructors. Receive valuable feedback on your work, so you can continue to hone your skills, preparing yourself for a professional work environment.
Online discussion forums
Utilize a discussion board to voice your thoughts, questions, and personal experiences regarding the concepts explored in class. Dive into course topics and gain new perspectives as you interact with your peers and instructors.
Ongoing knowledge checks
Ensure you're staying on track and gaining the knowledge you need with periodic quizzes, tests, and assignments. This system can help you stay accountable to progression in your studies and eventual career path.
BUSINESS & HOSPITALITY SKILLS
Professionalism & service standards
Develop your understanding of hygiene, guest service, and communication standards. Having this foundational knowledge can help you maintain a professional manner in a hospitality setting, restaurant, or any industry.
Menu design & management
Explore different types of food and beverage menus and their applications. Dive into aspects of menu planning and design, ranging from visual design to price analysis to making use of available resources, in order to create a menu that serves as both a financial tool and a communication tool.
Catering & event operations
Discover the procedures for preparing an event to client specifications, with an emphasis on organizing and planning. Prepare for a fast-paced career by creating project plans, forecasting needs, and finding strategies for coordinating multiple departments.
Foundations in human resources
Look at your career and others' through a human resources lens, specifically using the employee "life cycle" of recruiting, onboarding and training, compensation, and performance evaluation. Prepare to navigate the industry with greater ease and professionalism.
Leadership & development
Prepare for a leadership role by gathering the tools to effectively motivate and coach employees on an individual basis, as well as how to plan and drive organizational change. These transferable skills can serve you in both managerial and supporting roles throughout your career.
Foodservice math & accounting
Get introduced to managerial accounting concepts and their applications to specific operations within the hospitality industry. The fundamentals of culinary math and accounting can help you maintain a full range of customer services in your career.
Beverage service operations
Explore how to manage beverage operations in a legal and profitable environment. Gain in-depth knowledge of laws and regulations regarding beverage operations, as well as budgeting, menu planning, and inventory control to provide this increasingly expected service to your customers.
Facilities operations & compliance
Focus on the physical space of a food and beverage operation. Dive into the necessary local, state, and federal government regulations for food and beverage spaces, how to plan for emergencies, and become familiar with building and equipment maintenance.
Operations technology & innovation
Get to know basic practices of automation using hospitality technologies. Discuss the pros and cons of automating various tasks and the money-saving capabilities of various technologies, with an emphasis on information management.
Building your own business
Set yourself apart from the competition by becoming knowledgeable about business planning, pricing, credit management, government regulation, legal concerns, and business ethics. Then complete and present a business plan for a food service operation, preparing for a career in management, leadership, or entrepreneurship.
Professional in-person externship
Apply the skills you've learned in practical ways to real-world situations through hands-on experience in an operational restaurant or related business externship. Work in a professional environment putting your newly acquired knowledge into practice and building valuable industry relationships.
CAREER & EXTERNSHIP SERVICES
Resume writing assistance
You may gain valuable insights and best practices for creating a professional resume tailored to your career goals. Have a career advisor review and make suggestions for improvement, getting you closer to the position you're seeking.
Job interview preparation & practice
Practice your interview skills with real interview questions. Get feedback on ways you can improve your professional presentation in interviews, from those knowledgeable about the industry.
Externship search assistance
Get assistance in developing an externship that aligns with your career goals and launches your career in the industry. As a requirement for graduation, externships allow for hands-on application of skills and knowledge learned in your classes, plus valuable networking opportunities in the industry.
Job search & planning assistance
Receive valuable on-going career assistance after graduation. Stay updated on Industry employment trends and opportunities available with Escoffier's employer partners and other key industry employers in your market.
Access to alumni mentorship
Develop relationships with Escoffier's alumni who can help answer your questions, make introductions, and provide helpful support along your career journey. Take advantage of as much or as little mentorship as you need.
Access to employer partner network
Stay up-to-date on job openings and other career opportunities from the Escoffier employer partner network, which includes some of the biggest names in the restaurant and hospitality industries.
Online career center
Browse helpful online tools and tips for making the most of your career search. Access materials to help you prepare for various real-world situations on the job, as well as troubleshoot any questions you may have.
FINANCIAL AID (for those who qualify)
Scholarship opportunity assistance
Our Financial Aid experts help you understand scholarship options that could be available to you, both inside and outside of Escoffier.
Financial aid application assistance
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines a student's aid eligibility for federal grants and/or loans. Get support from our experts who can ensure that you are supplying the most accurate information possible.
Understanding financing & loan options
Receive assistance with understanding the eligibility requirements and processes for financing your education. Speak to a Financial Aid advisor one-on-one and get your questions answered thoroughly.
Monthly payment plan options
Use a monthly financing plan to pay for the portion of your tuition not covered by financial aid, scholarships, or grants. A Financial Aid advisor can help you understand and explore your options.
Veteran & military GI bill assistance
Escoffier's residential and online programs are approved by the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training for the administration of VA Education benefits to those eligible.
WORLD-CLASS INSTITUTION
Nationally accredited institution (ACCET)
Escoffier's Boulder campus (residential and online programs) is licensed and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools, and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally-recognized accrediting agency. Accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process, which assists institutions with continuous improvement, positive student outcomes, and overall operational quality by striving to meet and exceed established standards of educational and institutional quality.
Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board
Escoffier's Boulder Campus is approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board.
International Association of Culinary Professionals
Escoffier is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), an organization that offers awards, sponsorship, and more.
World Association of Chef Societies
Escoffier is a member of the World Association of Chef Societies (WACS). Headquartered in Paris, the WACS represents chefs at all levels and across all specialties worldwide.
Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training
Escoffier is an approved institution under the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training, an organization that inspects and approves education and training programs for veterans and their eligible dependents throughout the state of Colorado.
SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT
Balance work & family obligations
Don't sacrifice your current job or family life to further your education. Attend school flexibly, online, and around your existing schedule.
Access to alumni mentorship
Get guidance from someone who's been there. Connect with a former graduate who can help talk through important decisions and provide support on your culinary career journey.
Recorded live sessions
Take advantage of flexible options like recorded content, in case you need to miss a class. Watch later at a time that's convenient for you.
Phone-based technical support
Get help with questions about the platform and troubleshoot any technical issues with a real person.
SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION
4 learning kitchens
Utilize industry standard equipment in the 3 culinary kitchens and 1 bakeshop, including tools like Robot Coup blitzers, sous vide circulators, convection ovens, grills, ranges, griddles, and more.
Average class size of 16-20
Classes are capped at 20 students, with the average being 16-20. These smaller classes allow you to feel comfortable participating and getting to know your instructors and peers well.
1-on-1 instructor interaction & feedback
All instructors have office hours, so you can receive the support you need inside and outside of the classroom.
Ongoing knowledge checks
Ensure you're staying on track and gaining the knowledge you need with periodic quizzes, tests, and assignments. This system can help you stay accountable to progression in your studies and eventual career path.
KITCHEN SKILLS AND METHODS
Knife skills
Discover both foundational cutting techniques and more advanced knife skills, then practice putting them to use. Have the opportunity to learn the mise en place system, which can keep you efficient and effective in a fast-paced restaurant environment.
Cooking techniques
Design and experiment with your own unique blend of ingredients. Practice recipe techniques to carry with you into the future.
Flavor profile training
Begin to develop your palate and expand your sensory awareness, enhancing your ability to critically evaluate food and find pairings that work.
Professional kitchen externship
This 6-week program allows you to practice your skills in a professional kitchen in your local area, aligning with your career interests and goals.
2 Externships
Farm To Table® Experience
Connect the food on the plate to its source by working with local farmers and ranchers. Participate in delivering food from the farm directly to the customer as you focus on nutritional benefits, sustainability, ethics, and biodiversity.
PRACTICAL BUSINESS SKILLS
Menu planning & design
Dive into aspects of menu planning and design, from visual design to price analysis and making use of available resources. Explore different types of food and beverage menus and their practical application as an important financial and communication tool.
Culinary entrepreneurship
Explore business planning, pricing, credit management, government regulation, and legal concerns, as well as how to navigate leadership and business ethics in the industry. Complete and present a business plan for a food service operation.
Business planning & pricing
Navigate the business side of the culinary industry by finding best practices for minimizing costs, pricing menu items appropriately, receiving and managing inventory, and maintaining a full range of customer services.
Food service math & accounting
Get introduced to managerial accounting concepts and their applications to specific operations within the hospitality industry. The fundamentals of culinary math and accounting can help you maintain a full range of customer services in your career.
World History and Culture from a Culinary Perspective
This course examines the role of food and its contribution and influence over history, culture, religion, economics, and politics. Food customs and attitudes are also explored, as well as social awareness of selected food patterns and customs.
CAREER & EXTERNSHIP SERVICES
Resume writing assistance
You may gain valuable insights and best practices for creating a professional resume tailored to your career goals within the culinary industry. Have a career advisor review and make suggestions for improvement, getting you closer to the position you're seeking.
Job interview preparation & practice
Practice your interview skills with real interview questions. Get feedback on ways you can improve your professional presentation in interviews, from those knowledgeable about the industry.
Externship search assistance
Get assistance in developing an externship that aligns with your career goals and launches your career in the industry. As a requirement for graduation, externships allow for hands-on application of skills and knowledge learned in your classes, plus valuable networking opportunities in the industry.
Job search & planning assistance
Receive valuable on-going career assistance after graduation. Stay updated on industry employment trends and opportunities available with Escoffier's employer partners and other key industry employers in your market.
Access to alumni mentorship
Develop relationships with Escoffier's alumni who can help answer your questions, make introductions, and provide helpful support along your career journey. Take advantage of as much or as little mentorship as you need.
Access to employer partner network
Stay up-to-date on job openings and other career opportunities from the Escoffier employer partner network, which includes some of the biggest names in the restaurant and hospitality industries.
Online career center
Browse helpful online tools and tips for making the most of your career search. Access materials to help you prepare for various real-world situations on the job, as well as troubleshoot any questions you may have.
FINANCIAL AID (for those who qualify)
Scholarship opportunity assistance
Our Financial Aid experts help you understand scholarship options that could be available to you, both inside and outside of Escoffier.
Financial aid application assistance
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines a student's aid eligibility for federal grants and/or loans. Get support from our experts who can ensure that you are supplying the most accurate information possible.
Understanding financing & loan options
Receive assistance with understanding the eligibility requirements and processes for financing your education. Speak to a Financial Aid advisor one-on-one and get your questions answered thoroughly.
Monthly payment plan options
Use a monthly financing plan to pay for the portion of your tuition not covered by financial aid, scholarships, or grants. A Financial Aid advisor can help you understand and explore your options.
Veteran & military GI bill assistance
Escoffier's residential and online programs are approved by the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training for the administration of VA Education benefits to those eligible.
BOULDER CAMPUS EXPERIENCE
Partnerships with local farmers
Boulder-area farms like McCauley Family Farm, Brown's Farm, and Bookcliff Vineyards provide students hands-on experience in the Farm To Table® Experience. The Boulder Farmers Market and plenty of farm-to-table restaurants mean easy access to fresh, locally-grown foods.
Mountain recreation
Take a break from studying to explore the world-renowned Flatirons, a prominent feature on the Rocky Mountain Front Range, or the many mountain lakes and reservoirs. Hike, mountain bike, rock climb, or snowshoe — there's no shortage of outdoor recreation in Boulder!
Best place to live
With its educational institutions, stunning mountain views, bustling restaurant scene, and high quality of life, Boulder has been ranked as the #1 Best Place to Live, according to U.S. News & World Report.
WORLD-CLASS INSTITUTION
Nationally accredited institution (ACCET)
Escoffier's Boulder campus (residential and online programs) is licensed and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools, and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally-recognized accrediting agency. Accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process, which assists institutions with continuous improvement, positive student outcomes, and overall operational quality by striving to meet and exceed established standards of educational and institutional quality.
Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board
Escoffier's Boulder campus is approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board.
International Association of Culinary Professionals
Escoffier is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), an organization that offers awards, sponsorship, and more.
World Association of Chef Societies
Escoffier is a member of the World Association of Chef Societies (WACS). Headquartered in Paris, the WACS represents chefs at all levels and across all specialties worldwide.
Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training
Escoffier is an approved institution under the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training, an organization that inspects and approves education and training programs for veterans and their eligible dependents throughout the state of Colorado.
SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT
Access to alumni mentorship
Develop relationships with Escoffier's alumni who can help answer your questions, make introductions, and provide helpful support along your career journey. Take advantage of as much or as little mentorship as you need.
Academic advisor program
Academic advisors are available as often as you need or desire to assist you through any academic or attendance issues. They can even help with questions that come up regarding personal challenges that could affect your education.
SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION
4 learning kitchens
Utilize industry standard equipment in the 3 culinary kitchens and 1 bakeshop, including tools like Robot Coup blitzers, sous vide circulators, convection ovens, grills, ranges, griddles, and more.
Average class size of 16-20
Classes are capped at 20 students, with the average being 16-20. These smaller classes allow you to feel comfortable participating and getting to know your instructors and peers well.
1-on-1 instructor interaction & feedback
All instructors have office hours, so you can receive the support you need inside and outside of the classroom.
Ongoing knowledge checks
Ensure you're staying on track and gaining the knowledge you need with periodic quizzes, tests, and assignments. This system can help you stay accountable to progression in your studies and eventual career path.
PASTRY SKILLS AND METHODS
Professional bakeshop fundamentals
Explore the basics of professional bakeshop work, including mise en place, baking math, and safety and sanitation practices. Practice the fundamental techniques of pastry and baking, learning multiple methods for creating doughs and desserts.
Cake design & decorating
Prepare for a career in a professional bakeshop by practicing the classic mixing methods used to create a wide variety of American and European cakes and tortes, and developing your ability to bake on a production timeline. Study elements of cake decorating, including icings, frostings, assembly, and piping.
Pastry recipe techniques
Practice pastry recipe techniques, using educated and creative approaches to ingredient selection. From yeast doughs to cookie doughs to pies, breads, cakes, and custards, come up with your own spin on classic pastry recipes.
Pastry and confection styles & techniques
Investigate the various techniques and methods used in a bakeshop that are required for professional dessert-making. Practice storing, melting, and tempering chocolate, making confections, fruit desserts, and petit fours, and even get lessons on frozen desserts, including ice cream and gelato.
Professional pastry externship
Apply the skills you've learned in practical ways to real-world situations. Gain valuable hands-on experience in a professional kitchen or bakeshop and develop the skills necessary for a career in pastry arts. This immersive experience also allows you to develop industry contacts and build working relationships.
2 externships
Global & contemporary cuisine
Navigate various regions of the world through readings, discussions, and practical assignments. Explore geographical and cultural influences on desserts from around the world, and discover how to identify common ingredients and their key flavors.
PRACTICAL BUSINESS SKILLS
Menu design & management
Dive into aspects of menu planning and design, from visual design to price analysis and making use of available resources. Explore different types of food and beverage menus and their practical application as an important financial and communication tool.
Building your own business
Prepare for an entrepreneurial culinary journey by exploring such topics as business planning, pricing, credit management, government regulation, legal concerns, and business ethics. Practice managing and leading, and complete a business plan for a food service operation that you present to your peers.
Food & beverage cost control
Get introduced to the fundamentals that minimize costs and maintain a full range of customer services. Explore purchasing, receiving, inventory management, and menu pricing, storeroom operations, inventory, and more.
Food service management
Evaluate various types of commercial food service operations, and how to manage each using the principles of good service. Study hierarchies of management and the skills needed to succeed as a manager: training, motivating, and disciplining employees, and creating a safe and positive work environment.
World History and Culture from a Culinary Perspective
This course examines the role of food and its contribution and influence over history, culture, religion, economics, and politics. Food customs and attitudes are also explored, as well as social awareness of selected food patterns and customs.
CAREER & EXTERNSHIP SERVICES
Resume writing assistance
You may gain valuable insights and best practices for creating a professional resume tailored to your career goals within the culinary industry. Have a career advisor review and make suggestions for improvement, getting you closer to the position you're seeking.
Job interview preparation & practice
Practice your interview skills with real interview questions. Get feedback on ways you can improve your professional presentation in interviews, from those knowledgeable about the industry.
Externship search assistance
Get assistance in developing an externship that aligns with your career goals and launches your career in the industry. As a requirement for graduation, externships allow for hands-on application of skills and knowledge learned in your classes, plus valuable networking opportunities in the industry.
Job search & planning assistance
Receive valuable on-going career assistance after graduation. Stay updated on industry employment trends and opportunities available with Escoffier's employer partners and other key industry employers in your market.
Access to alumni mentorship
Develop relationships with Escoffier's alumni who can help answer your questions, make introductions, and provide helpful support along your career journey. Take advantage of as much or as little mentorship as you need.
Access to employer partner network
Stay up-to-date on job openings and other career opportunities from the Escoffier employer partner network, which includes some of the biggest names in the restaurant and hospitality industries.
Online career center
Browse helpful online tools and tips for making the most of your career search. Access materials to help you prepare for various real-world situations on the job, as well as troubleshoot any questions you may have.
FINANCIAL AID (for those who qualify)
Scholarship opportunity assistance
Our Financial Aid experts help you understand scholarship options that could be available to you, both inside and outside of Escoffier.
Financial aid application assistance
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines a student's aid eligibility for federal grants and/or loans. Get support from our experts who can ensure that you are supplying the most accurate information possible.
Understanding financing & loan options
Receive assistance with understanding the eligibility requirements and processes for financing your education. Speak to a Financial Aid advisor one-on-one and get your questions answered thoroughly.
Monthly payment plan options
Use a monthly financing plan to pay for the portion of your tuition not covered by financial aid, scholarships, or grants. A Financial Aid advisor can help you understand and explore your options.
Veteran & military GI bill assistance
Escoffier's residential and online programs are approved by the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training for the administration of VA Education benefits to those eligible.
BOULDER CAMPUS EXPERIENCE
Partnerships with local farmers
Boulder-area farms like McCauley Family Farm, Brown's Farm, and Bookcliff Vineyards provide students hands-on experience in the Farm To Table® Experience. The Boulder Farmers Market and plenty of farm-to-table restaurants mean easy access to fresh, locally-grown foods.
Mountain recreation
Take a break from studying to explore the world-renowned Flatirons, a prominent feature on the Rocky Mountain Front Range, or the many mountain lakes and reservoirs. Hike, mountain bike, rock climb, or snowshoe — there's no shortage of outdoor recreation in Boulder!
Best place to live
With its educational institutions, stunning mountain views, bustling restaurant scene, and high quality of life, Boulder has been ranked as the #1 Best Place to Live, according to U.S. News & World Report.
WORLD-CLASS INSTITUTION
Nationally accredited institution (ACCET)
Escoffier's Boulder campus (residential and online programs) is licensed and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools, and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally-recognized accrediting agency. Accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process, which assists institutions with continuous improvement, positive student outcomes, and overall operational quality by striving to meet and exceed established standards of educational and institutional quality.
Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board
Escoffier's Boulder Campus is approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board.
International Association of Culinary Professionals
Escoffier is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), an organization that offers awards, sponsorship, and more.
World Association of Chef Societies
Escoffier is a member of the World Association of Chef Societies (WACS). Headquartered in Paris, the WACS represents chefs at all levels and across all specialties worldwide.
Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training
Escoffier is an approved institution under the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training, an organization that inspects and approves education and training programs for veterans and their eligible dependents throughout the state of Colorado.
SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT
Access to alumni mentorship
Develop relationships with Escoffier's alumni who can help answer your questions, make introductions, and provide helpful support along your career journey. Take advantage of as much or as little mentorship as you need.
Academic advisor program
Academic advisors are available as often as you need or desire to assist you through any academic or attendance issues. They can even help with questions that come up regarding personal challenges that could affect your education.
SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION
4 learning kitchens
Utilize industry standard equipment in the 3 culinary kitchens and 1 bakeshop, including tools like Robot Coup blitzers, sous vide circulators, convection ovens, grills, ranges, griddles, and more.
Average class size of 16-20
Classes are capped at 20 students, with the average being 16-20. These smaller classes allow you to feel comfortable participating and getting to know your instructors and peers well.
1-on-1 instructor interaction & feedback
All instructors have office hours, so you can receive the support you need inside and outside of the classroom.
Ongoing knowledge checks
Ensure you're staying on track and gaining the knowledge you need with periodic quizzes, tests, and assignments. This system can help you stay accountable to progression in your studies and eventual career path.
PLANT-BASED SKILLS AND METHODS
Plant-based culinary foundations
Gain knowledge about food allergens, levels of severity, and measures you can take in your future career as a chef to keep guests safe and included. Familiarize yourself with traditional culinary tools, utensils, and equipment, as well as those unique to the plant-based kitchen. Explore common plant-based substitutions used in various cuisines.
Foundations of plant-based pastry
Create plant-based frozen desserts and prepare fruit-based and raw desserts, cookies, bars, and confections using a variety of ingredients such as cream-based sauces, puddings, fillings, nuts, and seeds. Get comfortable with the techniques needed to preserve plant-based pastry dishes and maintain flavor.
Seasonal plant-based cuisine
Explore seasonal plant-based cooking and the benefits of farm-to-table cooking using ingredients available during various seasons of the year. Discover how to find and select seasonally fresh vegetables at supermarkets and farmer's markets, and how to optimally prepare them for the best dining results.
Professional plant-based externship
Apply the skills you've learned in practical ways to real-world situations through a hands-on plant-based culinary externship. Work in a professional kitchen environment putting your newly acquired knowledge into practice and building valuable industry relationships.
Cultural influences
Embark on a culinary journey around the world through exposure to the traditions, customs, and ingredients unique to specific countries such as Japan, Italy, Greece, India, France, and Vietnam. Apply the skills you cultivate throughout this program to prepare culturally authentic dishes, preparing you to work in a variety of restaurant types.
BUSINESS & SCIENCE SKILLS
Menu design
Dive into aspects of menu planning and design, from visual design to price analysis and making use of available resources. Explore different types of food and beverage menus and their practical application as an important financial and communication tool.
Entrepreneurship
Explore business planning, pricing, credit management, government regulation, and legal concerns, as well as how to navigate leadership and business ethics in the industry. Complete and present a business plan for a food service operation.
Plant-based approaches to wellness
Examine philosophies of wellness unique to plant-based eating, such as Whole Food Plant-Based, Raw, Ayurveda, and Macro. Study the intersection of physical and mental wellbeing as they relate to the foods we eat, and look at trending diets and how to prepare dishes and accommodate allergy restrictions within a plant-based culinary framework.
CAREER & EXTERNSHIP SERVICES
Resume writing assistance
You may gain valuable insights and best practices for creating a professional resume tailored to your career goals within the culinary industry. Have a career advisor review and make suggestions for improvement, getting you closer to the position you're seeking.
Job interview preparation & practice
Practice your interview skills with real interview questions. Get feedback on ways you can improve your professional presentation in interviews, from those knowledgeable about the industry.
Externship search assistance
Get assistance in developing an externship that aligns with your career goals and launches your career in the industry. As a requirement for graduation, externships allow for hands-on application of skills and knowledge learned in your classes, plus valuable networking opportunities in the industry.
Job search & planning assistance
Receive valuable on-going career assistance after graduation. Stay updated on industry employment trends and opportunities available with Escoffier's employer partners and other key industry employers in your market.
Access to alumni mentorship
Develop relationships with Escoffier's alumni who can help answer your questions, make introductions, and provide helpful support along your career journey. Take advantage of as much or as little mentorship as you need.
Access to employer partner network
Stay up-to-date on job openings and other career opportunities from the Escoffier employer partner network, which includes some of the biggest names in the restaurant and hospitality industries.
Online career center
Browse helpful online tools and tips for making the most of your career search. Access materials to help you prepare for various real-world situations on the job, as well as troubleshoot any questions you may have.
FINANCIAL AID (for those who qualify)
Scholarship opportunity assistance
Our Financial Aid experts help you understand scholarship options that could be available to you, both inside and outside of Escoffier.
Financial aid application assistance
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines a student's aid eligibility for federal grants and/or loans. Get support from our experts who can ensure that you are supplying the most accurate information possible.
Understanding financing & loan options
Receive assistance with understanding the eligibility requirements and processes for financing your education. Speak to a Financial Aid advisor one-on-one and get your questions answered thoroughly.
Monthly payment plan options
Use a monthly financing plan to pay for the portion of your tuition not covered by financial aid, scholarships, or grants. A Financial Aid advisor can help you understand and explore your options.
Veteran & military GI bill assistance
Escoffier's residential and online programs are approved by the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training for the administration of VA Education benefits to those eligible.
BOULDER CAMPUS EXPERIENCE
Partnerships with local farmers
Boulder-area farms like McCauley Family Farm, Brown's Farm, and Bookcliff Vineyards provide students hands-on experience in the Farm To Table® Experience. The Boulder Farmers Market and plenty of farm-to-table restaurants mean easy access to fresh, locally-grown foods.
Mountain recreation
Take a break from studying to explore the world-renowned Flatirons, a prominent feature on the Rocky Mountain Front Range, or the many mountain lakes and reservoirs. Hike, mountain bike, rock climb, or snowshoe — there's no shortage of outdoor recreation in Boulder!
Best place to live
With its educational institutions, stunning mountain views, bustling restaurant scene, and high quality of life, Boulder has been ranked as the #1 Best Place to Live, according to U.S. News & World Report.
WORLD-CLASS INSTITUTION
Nationally accredited institution (ACCET)
Escoffier's Boulder campus (residential and online programs) is licensed and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools, and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally-recognized accrediting agency. Accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process, which assists institutions with continuous improvement, positive student outcomes, and overall operational quality by striving to meet and exceed established standards of educational and institutional quality.
Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board
Escoffier's Boulder Campus is approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board.
International Association of Culinary Professionals
Escoffier is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), an organization that offers awards, sponsorship, and more.
World Association of Chef Societies
Escoffier is a member of the World Association of Chef Societies (WACS). Headquartered in Paris, the WACS represents chefs at all levels and across all specialties worldwide.
Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training
Escoffier is an approved institution under the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training, an organization that inspects and approves education and training programs for veterans and their eligible dependents throughout the state of Colorado.
SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT
Access to alumni mentorship
Develop relationships with Escoffier's alumni who can help answer your questions, make introductions, and provide helpful support along your career journey. Take advantage of as much or as little mentorship as you need.
Academic advisor program
Academic advisors are available as often as you need or desire to assist you through any academic or attendance issues. They can even help with questions that come up regarding personal challenges that could affect your education.
SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION
6 learning kitchens
Utilize industry standard equipment in the 5 culinary learning kitchens and 1 designated pastry kitchen, including brands like RobotCoupe, Kitchen Aid, and VitaPrep, plus a professional smoker.
Average class size 16-20
Classes are capped at 20 students, with the average being 16-20. These smaller classes allow you to feel comfortable participating and getting to know your instructors and peers well.
1-on-1 instructor interaction & feedback
All instructors have office hours, so you can receive the support you need inside and outside of the classroom.
Ongoing knowledge checks
Ensure you're staying on track and gaining the knowledge you need with periodic quizzes, tests, and assignments. This system can help you stay accountable to progression in your studies and eventual career path.
KITCHEN SKILLS AND METHODS
Knife skills
Discover both foundational cutting techniques and more advanced knife skills, then practice putting them to use. Have the opportunity to learn the mise en place system, which can keep you efficient and effective in a fast-paced restaurant environment.
Recipe techniques
Design and experiment with your own unique blend of ingredients. Practice recipe techniques to carry with you into the future.
Flavor profile training
Begin to develop your palate and expand your sensory awareness, enhancing your ability to critically evaluate food and find pairings that work.
Professional kitchen externship
This 6-week program allows you to practice your skills in a professional kitchen in your local area, aligning with your career interests and goals.
2 Externships
Farm To Table® Experience
Connect the food on the plate to its source by working with local farmers and ranchers. Participate in delivering food from the farm directly to the customer as you focus on nutritional benefits, sustainability, ethics, and biodiversity.
PRACTICAL BUSINESS SKILLS
Menu planning & design
Dive into aspects of menu planning and design, from visual design to price analysis and making use of available resources. Explore different types of food and beverage menus and their practical application as an important financial and communication tool.
Employee training
Prepare for a leadership role by gathering the tools to effectively motivate and coach employees on an individual basis, as well as how to plan and drive organizational change. These transferable skills can serve you in both managerial and supporting roles throughout your career.
Purchasing
Study and practice money management skills to not only keep your restaurant in business, but also turn a profit. Explore purchasing, receiving, inventory management, and menu pricing, plus how to minimize costs while maintaining a full range of customer services.
Quality standards
Study the theory and chemistry of the culinary arts and how to prepare items to a high standard. Prepare for high standards of professionalism and quality in your future career.
Professional communications
Build and practice effective communication skills specific to the hospitality industry. Navigate different communication styles and study effective listening methods. Skills in verbal and nonverbal communication, conflict resolution, cultural differences in communication, and debate techniques can help prepare you for a professional culinary career.
Technical writing
Write a variety of documents for supervisors, colleagues, and customers such as explaining a problem or product, preparing a proposal, or illustrating a project, tailoring your writing to different audiences and purposes. Or, if it suits you, even prepare for a writing career in the culinary industry.
CAREER & EXTERNSHIP SERVICES
Resume writing assistance
You may gain valuable insights and best practices for creating a professional resume tailored to your career goals within the culinary industry. Have a career advisor review and make suggestions for improvement, getting you closer to the position you're seeking.
Job interview preparation & practice
Practice your interview skills with real interview questions. Get feedback on ways you can improve your professional presentation in interviews, from those knowledgeable about the industry.
Externship search assistance
Get assistance in developing an externship that aligns with your career goals and launches your career in the industry. As a requirement for graduation, externships allow for hands-on application of skills and knowledge learned in your classes, plus valuable networking opportunities in the industry.
Job search & planning assistance
Receive valuable on-going career assistance after graduation. Stay updated on industry employment trends and opportunities available with Escoffier's employer partners and other key industry employers in your market.
Access to alumni mentorship
Develop relationships with Escoffier's alumni who can help answer your questions, make introductions, and provide helpful support along your career journey. Take advantage of as much or as little mentorship as you need.
Access to employer partner network
Stay up-to-date on job openings and other career opportunities from the Escoffier employer partner network, which includes some of the biggest names in the restaurant and hospitality industries.
Online career center
Browse helpful online tools and tips for making the most of your career search. Access materials to help you prepare for various real-world situations on the job, as well as troubleshoot any questions you may have.
FINANCIAL AID (for those who qualify)
Scholarship opportunity assistance
Our Financial Aid experts help you understand scholarship options that could be available to you, both inside and outside of Escoffier.
Financial aid application assistance
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines a student's aid eligibility for federal grants and/or loans. Get support from our experts who can ensure that you are supplying the most accurate information possible.
Understanding financing & loan options
Receive assistance with understanding the eligibility requirements and processes for financing your education. Speak to a Financial Aid advisor one-on-one and get your questions answered thoroughly.
Monthly payment plan options
Use a monthly financing plan to pay for the portion of your tuition not covered by financial aid, scholarships, or grants. A Financial Aid advisor can help you understand and explore your options.
Veteran & military GI bill assistance
Escoffier's Financial Aid experts help navigate funding options for active military or veteran students, as well as certain family members, to pursue their culinary dreams.
AUSTIN CAMPUS EXPERIENCE
Agricultural Learning Center
Escoffier's Austin campus boasts a thriving urban garden and greenhouse, complete with picnic tables for outdoor lunches or study sessions. Students in the Farm To Table® block of their culinary programs work in the garden, gleaning valuable lessons on sustainability, seasonal planting techniques, and best practices for harvesting.
Food festival scene
Food festivals abound year-round in Austin. From the Austin City Limits Music Festival to the Food & Wine Festival to the prestigious film festival and conference South by Southwest, there's never a dull moment for Austin-based foodies.
Central location
The Austin campus is centrally located to downtown Austin, a city bursting with a variety of cuisines and activities. With easy access to employment opportunities in recognized restaurants and enough arts and culture to keep a budding social life, it's no wonder Austin is the #3 Best Place to Live, according to U.S. News & World Report.
WORLD-CLASS INSTITUTION
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Escoffier's Austin campus is authorized as an Associate of Applied Science Degree-granting institution through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Council on Occupational Education and the accrediting commission
Escoffier is nationally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and the accrediting commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
World Association of Chef Societies
Escoffier is a member of the World Association of Chef Societies (WACS). Headquartered in Paris, the WACS represents chefs at all levels and across all specialties worldwide.
American Culinary Federation Education Foundation
Escoffier's Diploma in Culinary Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF).
SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT
Access to alumni mentorship
Develop relationships with Escoffier's alumni who can help answer your questions, make introductions, and provide helpful support along your career journey. Take advantage of as much or as little mentorship as you need.
Academic advisor program
Academic advisors are available as often as you need or desire to assist you through any academic or attendance issues. They can even help with questions that come up regarding personal challenges that could affect your education.
SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION
6 learning kitchens
Utilize industry standard equipment in the 5 culinary learning kitchens and 1 designated pastry kitchen, including brands like RobotCoupe, Kitchen Aid, and VitaPrep, plus a professional smoker.
Average class size 16-20
Classes are capped at 20 students, with the average being 16-20. These smaller classes allow you to feel comfortable participating and getting to know your instructors and peers well.
1-on-1 instructor interaction & feedback
All instructors have office hours, so you can receive the support you need inside and outside of the classroom.
Ongoing knowledge checks
Ensure you're staying on track and gaining the knowledge you need with periodic quizzes, tests, and assignments. This system can help you stay accountable to progression in your studies and eventual career path.
PASTRY SKILLS AND METHODS
Professional bakeshop fundamentals
Explore the basics of professional bakeshop work, including mise en place, baking math, and safety and sanitation practices. Practice the fundamental techniques of pastry and baking, learning multiple methods for creating doughs and desserts.
Cake design & decorating
Prepare for a career in a professional bakeshop by practicing the classic mixing methods used to create a wide variety of American and European cakes and tortes, and developing your ability to bake on a production timeline. Study elements of cake decorating, including icings, frostings, assembly, and piping.
Pastry recipe techniques
Practice pastry recipe techniques, using educated and creative approaches to ingredient selection. From yeast doughs to cookie doughs to pies, breads, cakes, and custards, come up with your own spin on classic pastry recipes.
Pastry and confection styles & techniques
Discover a wide array of baking and pastry mixing methods and techniques. Experiment with classic pastry doughs, pate a choux, fried doughs, pies and tarts, custards, quick breads, scones, muffins, cookies, brownies and bars, as well as dessert sauces.
Professional pastry externship
Apply the skills you've learned in practical ways to real-world situations. Gain valuable hands-on experience in a professional kitchen or bakeshop and develop the skills necessary for a career in pastry arts. This immersive experience also allows you to develop industry contacts and build working relationships.
2 Externships
Global & contemporary cuisine
Navigate various regions of the world through readings, discussions, and practical assignments. Explore geographical and cultural influences on desserts from around the world, and discover how to identify common ingredients and their key flavors.
BUSINESS AND SCIENCE SKILLS
Menu design & management
Dive into aspects of menu planning and design, from visual design to price analysis and making use of available resources. Explore different types of food and beverage menus and their practical application as an important financial and communication tool.
The science of nutrition
Investigate the basic principles of nutrition, including various nutrients, food sources, and their utilization in the body for growth and health throughout life. Discuss contemporary and global nutritional issues for a wider, more informed perspective on nutrition science.
Purchasing practices
Study and practice money management skills to not only keep your restaurant in business but also turn a profit. Explore purchasing, receiving, inventory management, and menu pricing, plus how to minimize costs while maintaining a full range of customer services.
Technical writing for the hospitality industry
Write a variety of documents for supervisors, colleagues, and customers such as explaining a problem or product, preparing a proposal, or illustrating a project, tailoring your writing to different audiences and purposes. Or, if it suits you, even prepare for a writing career in the culinary industry.
Restaurant Operations
Study the hierarchy of management in food service and the skills needed to succeed as a manager: training employees, motivating them, disciplining them, and creating a safe and positive work environment.
CAREER & EXTERNSHIP SERVICES
Resume writing assistance
You may gain valuable insights and best practices for creating a professional resume tailored to your career goals within the culinary industry. Have a career advisor review and make suggestions for improvement, getting you closer to the position you're seeking.
Job interview preparation & practice
Practice your interview skills with real interview questions. Get feedback on ways you can improve your professional presentation in interviews, from those knowledgeable about the industry.
Externship search assistance
Get assistance in developing an externship that aligns with your career goals and launches your career in the industry. As a requirement for graduation, externships allow for hands-on application of skills and knowledge learned in your classes, plus valuable networking opportunities in the industry.
Job search & planning assistance
Receive valuable on-going career assistance after graduation. Stay updated on industry employment trends and opportunities available with Escoffier's employer partners and other key industry employers in your market.
Access to alumni mentorship
Develop relationships with Escoffier's alumni who can help answer your questions, make introductions, and provide helpful support along your career journey. Take advantage of as much or as little mentorship as you need.
Access to employer partner network
Stay up-to-date on job openings and other career opportunities from the Escoffier employer partner network, which includes some of the biggest names in the restaurant and hospitality industries.
Online career center
Browse helpful online tools and tips for making the most of your career search. Access materials to help you prepare for various real-world situations on the job, as well as troubleshoot any questions you may have.
FINANCIAL AID (for those who qualify)
Scholarship opportunity assistance
Our Financial Aid experts help you understand scholarship options that could be available to you, both inside and outside of Escoffier.
Financial aid application assistance
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines a student's aid eligibility for federal grants and/or loans. Get support from our experts who can ensure that you are supplying the most accurate information possible.
Understanding financing & loan options
Receive assistance with understanding the eligibility requirements and processes for financing your education. Speak to a Financial Aid advisor one-on-one and get your questions answered thoroughly.
Monthly payment plan options
Use a monthly financing plan to pay for the portion of your tuition not covered by financial aid, scholarships, or grants. A Financial Aid advisor can help you understand and explore your options.
Veteran & military GI bill assistance
Escoffier's Financial Aid experts help navigate funding options for active military or veteran students, as well as certain family members, to pursue their culinary dreams.
AUSTIN CAMPUS EXPERIENCE
Agricultural Learning Center
Escoffier's Austin campus boasts a thriving urban garden and greenhouse, complete with picnic tables for outdoor lunches or study sessions. Students in the Farm To Table® block of their culinary programs work in the garden, gleaning valuable lessons on sustainability, seasonal planting techniques, and best practices for harvesting.
Food festival scene
Food festivals abound year-round in Austin. From the Austin City Limits Music Festival to the Food & Wine Festival to the prestigious film festival and conference South by Southwest, there's never a dull moment for Austin-based foodies.
Central location
The Austin campus is centrally located to downtown Austin, a city bursting with a variety of cuisines and activities. With easy access to employment opportunities in recognized restaurants and enough arts and culture to keep a budding social life, it's no wonder Austin is the #3 Best Place to Live, according to U.S. News & World Report.
WORLD-CLASS INSTITUTION
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Escoffier's Austin campus is authorized as an Associate of Applied Science Degree-granting institution through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Council on Occupational Education and the accrediting commission
Escoffier is nationally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and the accrediting commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
World Association of Chef Societies
Escoffier is a member of the World Association of Chef Societies (WACS). Headquartered in Paris, the WACS represents chefs at all levels and across all specialties worldwide.
American Culinary Federation Education Foundation
Escoffier's Diploma in Pastry Arts program and Associate of Applied Science Degree in Pastry Arts programs are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF).
SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT
Access to alumni mentorship
Develop relationships with Escoffier's alumni who can help answer your questions, make introductions, and provide helpful support along your career journey. Take advantage of as much or as little mentorship as you need.
Academic advisor program
Academic advisors are available as often as you need or desire to assist you through any academic or attendance issues. They can even help with questions that come up regarding personal challenges that could affect your education.
READY TO
GET STARTED?
REQUEST INFO
REQUEST INFO
READY TO
GET STARTED?
REQUEST INFO
REQUEST INFO
READY TO
GET STARTED?
REQUEST INFO
REQUEST INFO
READY TO
GET STARTED?
REQUEST INFO
REQUEST INFO
READY TO
GET STARTED?
REQUEST INFO
REQUEST INFO
READY TO
GET STARTED?
REQUEST INFO
READY TO
GET STARTED?
REQUEST INFO
REQUEST INFO
READY TO
GET STARTED?
REQUEST INFO
REQUEST INFO
READY TO
GET STARTED?
REQUEST INFO
READY TO
GET STARTED?
REQUEST INFO
REQUEST INFO
READY TO
GET STARTED?
REQUEST INFO
REQUEST INFO
Online Culinary Arts Toolkit

Online Culinary Arts Toolkit

The Online Culinary Arts Toolkit contains utensil kits with Y peeler, chlorine test strips, scraper, cutlery tube set, 14” polyurethane pastry bag, 10” German steel sharpener, digital probe thermometer, Escali Pico scale, 12” high-temperature spoon, 8” chef’s knife, 6” boning knife, 3.5" paring knife, mercer ruler and a double zip case.

Included at
no extra charge

Success Coach Program

When life gets in the way of your plans, Escoffier's success coaches are here to help. Are you facing a family crisis? Struggling with how to balance work obligations with school? There's always a way forward, and a success coach can help you through any challenge, to ensure that you get to graduation and turn your dreams into a reality.

Included at
no extra charge

Online Pastry Arts Toolkit

Online Pastry Arts Toolkit

The Online Pastry Arts Toolkit contains utensil kits with bench scraper, plastic bowl scraper, large heat-resistant scraper, 3.5” paring knife, fine zester, plain & star decorating tips, 12” wavy edge slicer, 8" offset spatula, 14” polyurethane pastry bag, 10” piano wire whip, 1” pastry brush, pastry tube set, 8” chef’s knife, digital probe thermometer, Escali Pico scale, #907 flower nail tip, 4 1/4" offset spatula, chlorine test strips and a double zip case.

Included at
no extra charge

Success Coach Program

When life gets in the way of your plans, Escoffier's success coaches are here to help. Are you facing a family crisis? Struggling with how to balance work obligations with school? There's always a way forward, and a success coach can help you through any challenge, to ensure that you get to graduation and turn your dreams into a reality.

Included at
no extra charge

Online Food Entrepreneurship Toolkit

Online Food Entrepreneurship Toolkit

The Online Food Entrepreneurship Toolkit contains utensil kits with Y peeler, chlorine test strips, scraper, cutlery tube set, 14” polyurethane pastry bag, 10” German steel sharpener, digital probe thermometer, Escali Pico scale, 12” high-temperature spoon, 8” chef’s knife, 6” boning knife, 3.5" paring knife, mercer ruler and a double zip case.

Included at
no extra charge

Success Coach Program

When life gets in the way of your plans, Escoffier's success coaches are here to help. Are you facing a family crisis? Struggling with how to balance work obligations with school? There's always a way forward, and a success coach can help you through any challenge, to ensure that you get to graduation and turn your dreams into a reality.

Included at
no extra charge

Online Plant-Based Culinary Arts Toolkit

Online Plant-Based Culinary Arts Toolkit

The Online Plant-Based Culinary Arts Toolkit contains utensil kits with bench scraper, plastic bowl scraper, fine zester, 4 1/4" offset spatula, 8" offset spatula, chlorine test strips, 8” chef’s knife, 3.5” paring knife, 10” German steel sharpener, 12” high-temperature tan spoon, 12” wavy edge slicer, 1” pastry brush, 10" piano wire whip, 12" pastry bags, digital probe thermometer, Mercer ruler, pastry tube set, Y peeler, Escali Pico scale and a double zip case.

Included at
no extra charge

Success Coach Program

When life gets in the way of your plans, Escoffier's success coaches are here to help. Are you facing a family crisis? Struggling with how to balance work obligations with school? There's always a way forward, and a success coach can help you through any challenge, to ensure that you get to graduation and turn your dreams into a reality.

Included at
no extra charge

Online Holistic Nutrition & Wellness Toolkit

Online Holistic Nutrition & Wellness Toolkit

The Online Holistic Nutrition & Wellness Toolkit contains utensil kits with a 10" German steel sharpener, 10" piano wire whip, 12" hi-temp spoon, 3.5" paring knife, 6" boning knife, 8" chef's knife, chlorine test strips, digital probe thermometer, large heat-resistant scraper, plastic bowl scraper, Y peeler and a double zip case.

Included at
no extra charge

Success Coach Program

When life gets in the way of your plans, Escoffier's success coaches are here to help. Are you facing a family crisis? Struggling with how to balance work obligations with school? There's always a way forward, and a success coach can help you through any challenge, to ensure that you get to graduation and turn your dreams into a reality.

Included at
no extra charge

Success Coach Program

When life gets in the way of your plans, Escoffier's success coaches are here to help. Are you facing a family crisis? Struggling with how to balance work obligations with school? There's always a way forward, and a success coach can help you through any challenge, to ensure that you get to graduation and turn your dreams into a reality.

Included at
no extra charge

Boulder Campus Culinary Arts Toolkit

Boulder Campus Culinary Arts Toolkit

The Boulder Campus Culinary Arts Toolkit contains the official Escoffier uniform with chef's coat, pants, apron, and skull cap; utensil kits with bench scraper, large heat-resistant scraper, fine zester, 4 1/4" offset spatula, 8” chef’s knife, 6” boning knife, 8” bread knife, 3.5” paring knife, 6" fork, 10” German steel sharpener, 11” granton slicer, high heat fish turner, fish bone pliers, measuring spoon set, kitchen shears, pocket thermometer, Y peeler, cutlery tube set, mercer ruler and a double zip case.

Included at
no extra charge

Boulder Campus Academic Advisors

When life gets in the way of your plans, Escoffier can help! Whether it's facing a family crisis or struggling with how to balance work obligations with school, there's always a way forward. Our academic advisors can help you through any challenge, to ensure that you get to graduation and make your dreams a reality.

Included at
no extra charge

Boulder Campus Pastry Arts Toolkit

Boulder Campus Pastry Arts Toolkit

The Boulder Campus Pastry Arts Toolkit contains the official Escoffier uniform with chef's coat, pants, apron, and skull cap; utensil kits with bench scraper, 3.5” paring knife, 2 3/4" pizza cutter, large heat-resistant scraper, 4 1/4" offset spatula, 8" offset spatula, measuring spoon set, candy/deep fry thermometer, fine zester, decorating tips, 12” wavy edge slicer, hobby knife, #70 stainless steel scoop, kitchen shears, measuring cup set, 12" plastic ruler, 3" pastry brush, large pastry comb, 1" & 7/8" double melon baller, 8” chef’s knife, round cutter set, silicone bake mat, pocket thermometer, Y peeler, #22 star tube, #230 bismark tube, #6 plain tube, plastic bowl scraper and a double zip case.

Included at
no extra charge

Boulder Campus Academic Advisors

When life gets in the way of your plans, Escoffier can help! Whether it's facing a family crisis or struggling with how to balance work obligations with school, there's always a way forward. Our academic advisors can help you through any challenge, to ensure that you get to graduation and make your dreams a reality.

Included at
no extra charge

Boulder Campus Plant-Based Culinary Arts Toolkit

Boulder Campus Plant-Based Culinary Arts Toolkit

The Boulder Campus Plant-Based Culinary Arts Toolkit contains the official Escoffier uniform with chef's coat, pants, apron, and skull cap; utensil kits with bench scraper, fine zester, 4 1/4" offset spatula, 8” chef’s knife, 3.5” paring knife, 10” German steel sharpener, Y peeler, mercer ruler, 1" pastry brush, 10" piano wire whip, 12" pastry bags, 12" high temperature tan spoon, 12" wavy edge slicer, 8" offset spatula, chlorine test strips, digital probe thermometer, Escali Pico scale, pastry tube set, plastic bowl scraper and a double zip case.

Included at
no extra charge

Boulder Campus Academic Advisors

When life gets in the way of your plans, Escoffier can help! Whether it's facing a family crisis or struggling with how to balance work obligations with school, there's always a way forward. Our academic advisors can help you through any challenge, to ensure that you get to graduation and make your dreams a reality.

Included at
no extra charge

Austin Campus Culinary Arts Toolkit

Austin Campus Culinary Arts Toolkit

The Austin Campus Culinary Arts Toolkit contains the official Escoffier uniform with chef's coat, pants, apron, and skull cap; utensil kits with bench scraper, large heat-resistant scraper, fine zester, 4 1/4" offset spatula, 8” chef’s knife, 6” boning knife, 8” bread knife, 3.5” paring knife, 6" fork, 10” German steel sharpener, 11” granton slicer, high heat fish turner, fish bone pliers, measuring spoon set, kitchen shears, pocket thermometer, Y peeler, cutlery tube set, mercer ruler and a double zip case.

Included at
no extra charge

Austin Campus Academic Advisors

When life gets in the way of your plans, Escoffier can help! Whether it's facing a family crisis or struggling with how to balance work obligations with school, there's always a way forward. Our academic advisors can help you through any challenge, to ensure that you get to graduation and make your dreams a reality.

Included at
no extra charge

Austin Campus Pastry Arts Toolkit

Austin Campus Pastry Arts Toolkit

The Austin Campus Pastry Arts Toolkit contains the official Escoffier uniform with chef's coat, pants, apron, and skull cap; utensil kits with bench scraper, 3.5” paring knife, 2 3/4" pizza cutter, large heat-resistant scraper, 4 1/4" offset spatula, 8" offset spatula, measuring spoon set, candy/deep fry thermometer, fine zester, decorating tips, 12” wavy edge slicer, hobby knife, #70 stainless steel scoop, kitchen shears, measuring cup set, 12" plastic ruler, 3" pastry brush, large pastry comb, 1" & 7/8" double melon baller, 8” chef’s knife, round cutter set, silicone bake mat, pocket thermometer, Y peeler, #22 star tube, #230 bismark tube, #6 plain tube, plastic bowl scraper and a double zip case.

Included at
no extra charge

Austin Campus Academic Advisors

When life gets in the way of your plans, Escoffier can help! Whether it's facing a family crisis or struggling with how to balance work obligations with school, there's always a way forward. Our academic advisors can help you through any challenge, to ensure that you get to graduation and make your dreams a reality.

Included at
no extra charge

100% Transparency in Pricing

At Escoffier, we treat you as we like to be treated when we’re making big decisions: with honesty and fairness. ALL of the fees and costs displayed here will not increase for the entirety of your chosen program.

Even better: our financial aid team can describe to you—in simple terms—all of the aid available to you if you apply and qualify, along with all of the forms and documentation you’ll need to apply.

Yes, You Can Afford Culinary School!**

The cost for Escoffier is substantially less compared to the other schools I researched. And you can’t put a price tag on knowledge and education.”*
Brent Unruh
Boulder Culinary Arts Graduate
**Consider your situation and resources to determine what is affordable and on budget, for you.

Online Culinary Arts FAQs

Are the online culinary program costs per year or the entire program?
The tuition and fees displayed above are for the entire program. All of the fees and costs will not increase for the entirety of your chosen program.
Can you get financial aid for culinary school?
Financial aid is available to qualifying students who apply. Our specialized staff can help guide you through this process. Find out more about Financial Aid.
How long does it take to complete the online culinary arts programs?
The Diploma in Culinary Arts and Operations takes 60 weeks. The Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Culinary Arts can also be completed in 60 weeks, depending on the diploma program you’ve already completed.
Can you get scholarships for the online culinary programs?
Yes, there are many options for culinary school scholarships. Be sure to ask us about our helpful handbook, The Complete Guide to Culinary School Scholarships.
Can I continue working while I'm enrolled in culinary school?
Yes, you can continue working while enrolled in school. If you miss a live session due to work or other circumstances, you have the option to watch recordings of the live instruction at a later time.
How do most students pay for culinary school?
Most students use financial aid and/or loans to help pay for culinary school. Financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants can help reduce the cost of tuition for eligible students. In fact, 74% of Boulder students who entered postsecondary education for the first time received some financial assistance in 2020-21 for those who applied and qualified.3
What is the "net price" for culinary school, and how is it calculated?
Estimated net price is calculated by subtracting estimated total grant aid from the estimated total cost of attendance.4 Each student receives an estimated net price after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

Online Baking & Pastry Arts FAQs

Are listed prices per year or for the entire online baking & pastry program?
The listed tuition and fees for the baking & pastry programs are for the entire program. All of the fees and costs will not increase for the entirety of your chosen program.
Can you get financial aid for baking & pastry school?
Financial aid is available for the baking & pastry diploma and Associate degree programs to qualifying students who apply. Our specialized staff can help guide you through this process. Find out more about Financial Aid.
How long does it take to complete the online pastry arts programs?
The Diploma in Professional Pastry Arts takes 60 weeks to complete. The Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Baking and Pastry can also be completed in 60 weeks, depending on the diploma program you’ve already completed.
Can you get scholarships for baking & pastry school?
Yes, there are scholarships available to pastry arts and baking students. Be sure to see our handbook, The Complete Guide to Culinary School Scholarships.
Can I continue working while I'm enrolled in baking & pastry school?
Yes, you can continue working while enrolled in baking school. You have the option to watch recordings of the live instruction at a later time if you have to miss a live class session.
How do most students pay for baking & pastry school?
Most students use some form of financial aid or loans to cover the costs of their baking & pastry education. Financial aid is available to eligible students. In fact, 74% of Boulder students who entered postsecondary education for the first time received some financial assistance in 2020-21 for those who applied and qualified.3
What is "net price" for baking school?
Estimated net price for your pastry arts education is calculated by subtracting estimated total grant aid from the estimated total cost of attendance.4 Each student receives an estimated net price after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

Online Food Entrepreneurship FAQs

Are listed prices for the entire online food entrepreneurship program or per year?
The tuition and fees displayed above are for the entire Food Entrepreneurship program. All of the fees and costs will not increase for the entirety of your chosen program.
How do I apply for financial aid?
Financial aid is available for the Food Entrepreneurship programs to qualifying students who apply. Our specialized staff can help guide you through this process. Find out more about Financial Aid.
How long does it take to complete the food entrepreneurship programs?
The Food Entrepreneurship Diploma takes 60 weeks total to complete. The Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Food Entrepreneurship takes 84 weeks total.
How can I learn about scholarships that could be available?
We encourage all students to apply for as many scholarship opportunities as they can. We also have a resource to help you: The Complete Guide to Culinary School Scholarships.
Can I have a job while I'm enrolled in the program?
Many students continue working while enrolled in school. Live class sessions are recorded, so you can view recordings whenever you are unable to participate live.
How do most students pay for the food entrepreneurship programs?
Student loans and financial aid in the form of grants and scholarships can all be used to help pay for your education. Financial aid is available to eligible students. In fact, 74% of Boulder students who entered postsecondary education for the first time received some financial assistance in 2020-21 for those who applied and qualified.3
What is "net price" and how is it calculated?
Estimated net price is calculated by subtracting estimated total grant aid from the estimated total cost of attendance.4 Each student receives an estimated net price after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

Online Plant-Based Culinary Arts FAQs

Are these prices per year or for entire online plant-based program?
The costs shown above are for the entire plant-based program. All of the fees and costs will not increase for the entirety of your chosen program.
Can you get financial aid to help pay for the plant-based programs?
Financial aid is available for plant-based culinary arts programs to qualifying students who apply. Our financial aid staff can help. For more information, see: Financial Aid.
How long does it take to complete the online plant-based programs?
The Diploma in Plant-Based Culinary Arts takes 60 weeks to complete. The Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Plant-Based Culinary Arts takes 84 weeks to complete.
Are there scholarships that can help pay for school?
We encourage all plant-based students to apply for as many scholarships as they can. Also see our handbook, The Complete Guide to Culinary School Scholarships.
Can I continue working while I'm enrolled in the online plant-based programs?
Yes, many students continue working while enrolled in culinary school. You can attend the live classes if it works with your schedule, or listen to a recording of the live class instruction.
How do most students pay for school?
Most students use some combination of scholarships, grants, and/or loans to help cover the costs of their plant-based programs. Financial aid is available to qualifying students who apply. In fact, 74% of Boulder students who entered postsecondary education for the first time received some financial assistance in 2020-21 for those who applied and qualified.3
What is "net price" and how is it calculated?
Estimated net price is calculated by subtracting estimated total grant aid from the estimated total cost of attendance.4 Each student receives an estimated net price after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

Online Holistic Nutrition & Wellness FAQs

Are listed prices for the entire program or per year?
The tuition and fees displayed above are for the entire Holistic Nutrition & Wellness program. All of the fees and costs will not increase for the entirety of your chosen program.
How do I apply for financial aid?
Financial aid is available for Holistic Nutrition & Wellness programs to qualifying students who apply. Our specialized staff can help guide you through this process. Find out more about Financial Aid.
How long does it take to complete the holistic nutrition & wellness programs?
The Diploma in Holistic Nutrition and Wellness takes 60 weeks to complete. The Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Holistic Nutrition and Wellness takes 84 weeks to complete.
How can I learn about scholarships that could be available?
We encourage all students to apply for as many scholarship opportunities as they can. We also have a resource to help you: The Complete Guide to Culinary School Scholarships.
Can I have a job while I'm enrolled in the program?
Many students continue working while enrolled in school. Live class sessions are recorded, so you can view recordings whenever you are unable to participate live.
How do most students pay for the Holistic Nutrition and Wellness programs?
Student loans and financial aid in the form of grants and scholarships can all be used to help pay for your education. Financial aid is available to eligible students. In fact, 87% of Austin students and 74% of Boulder students who entered postsecondary education for the first time received some financial assistance in 2020-21 for those who applied and qualified. 3
What is "net price" and how is it calculated?
Estimated net price is calculated by subtracting estimated total grant aid from the estimated total cost of attendance.4 Each student receives an estimated net price after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

Online Hospitality & Restaurant Operations Management FAQs

Are these prices for the entire program or per year?
The prices shown cover the entire program. All of the fees and costs will not increase for the entirety of your chosen program.
Is financial aid available for this program?
Yes, financial aid is available to qualifying students. Learn more about Financial Aid.
How long does it take to complete the online Hospitality & Restaurant Operations Management program?
The Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Operations Management can be completed in 60 weeks.
Are there scholarships available for the hospitality program?
Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships prior to and even after enrolling. Also, ask about our handbook, The Complete Guide to Culinary School Scholarships.
Can I continue working while I'm a student?
Yes, students may continue to work while enrolled in the program. The live interactive classes are recorded and can be viewed later if it conflicts with work.
How do most students pay for school?
To pay for school, most students will use grants, scholarships, and/or student loans. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. In fact, 74% of Boulder students who entered postsecondary education for the first time received some financial assistance in 2020-21 for those who applied and qualified. 3
What is the "net price" and how is it calculated?
Estimated net price is calculated by subtracting estimated total grant aid from the estimated total cost of attendance.4 Each student receives an estimated net price after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

Boulder Campus Culinary Arts FAQs

Are the Boulder campus culinary arts prices per year or for the whole program?
The displayed prices are for the entire program. All of the fees and costs will not increase for the entirety of your chosen program.
Is financial aid available on the Boulder campus?
Yes, financial aid is available to qualifying students who apply. Our specialized staff can help guide you through this process. Learn more about financial aid.
How long are the Boulder campus culinary arts programs?
The Diploma in Culinary Arts takes 30 weeks to complete. The Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Culinary Arts takes 60 weeks to complete.
Are there scholarships, and how can I apply?
Boulder campus students are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships as they can. Ask us about our handbook, The Complete Guide to Culinary School Scholarships.
How do most people pay for school?
Most people will pay for school using scholarships, grants, and/or student loans. Financial aid is available to qualifying students. In fact, 74% of Boulder students who entered postsecondary education for the first time received some financial assistance in 2020-21 for those who applied and qualified.3
What does "net price" mean?
Estimated net price is calculated by subtracting estimated total grant aid from the estimated total cost of attendance.4 Each student receives an estimated net price after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

Boulder Campus Baking & Pastry Arts FAQs

Are the pastry arts program prices per year or for the whole program?
The prices are for the entire baking & pastry program. All of the fees and costs will not increase for the entirety of your chosen program.
Is financial aid available on the Boulder campus for pastry arts students?
Financial aid is available to qualifying students who apply. Our specialized staff can help guide you through this process. Learn more about financial aid.
How long does it take to complete the pastry arts programs?
The Diploma in Pastry Arts takes 30 weeks to complete. The Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Baking and Pastry takes 60 weeks to complete.
Are there scholarships? How can I apply?
Boulder campus pastry arts students are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships as they can. Ask us about our handbook, The Complete Guide to Culinary School Scholarships.
How do most people pay for pastry arts school?
Escoffier Boulder students typically pay for school with a combination of scholarships, grants, and/or student loans. Financial aid is available to qualifying students. In fact, 74% of Boulder students who entered postsecondary education for the first time received some financial assistance in 2020-21 for those who applied and qualified.3
What does "net price" mean?
Estimated net price is calculated by subtracting estimated total grant aid from the estimated total cost of attendance.4 Each student receives an estimated net price after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

Boulder Campus Plant-Based Culinary Arts FAQs

Are the plant-based program prices per year or for the whole program?
The prices displayed are for the entire program. All of the fees and costs will not increase for the entirety of your chosen program.
Is financial aid available for the plant-based programs?
Financial aid is available to those who apply and qualify. Our specialized staff can help guide you through this process. Learn more about financial aid.
How long does it take to complete the residential plant-based program?
The Diploma in Plant-Based Cuisine program takes 42 weeks to complete.
Are there scholarships, and how can I apply?
Boulder campus students are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships as they can. Be sure to ask us about our handbook, The Complete Guide to Culinary School Scholarships.
How do most people pay for plant-based culinary school?
Scholarships, grants, and/or student loans are typically used to help students pay for plant-based culinary school. Financial aid is available to qualifying students. In fact, 74% of Boulder students who entered postsecondary education for the first time received some financial assistance in 2020-21 for those who applied and qualified.3
What does "net price" mean?
Estimated net price is calculated by subtracting estimated total grant aid from the estimated total cost of attendance.4 Each student receives an estimated net price after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

Austin Campus Culinary Arts FAQs

Are the prices shown per year or for the full culinary arts program in Austin?
The costs shown are for the Austin campus culinary arts programs. All of the fees and costs will not increase for the entirety of your chosen program.
Is financial aid available at Escoffier's Austin campus?
Yes, financial aid is available to qualifying students who apply. Our specialized staff can help guide you through this process. Find out more about Financial Aid.
How long does it take to complete the Austin campus culinary arts programs?
The Diploma in Culinary Arts takes roughly 30 weeks to complete. The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts takes 60 weeks to complete.
Are scholarships available to Austin campus culinary arts students?
Yes; students are encouraged to apply early and often for scholarships. To learn more, ask us about our handbook, The Complete Guide to Culinary School Scholarships.
How do most students pay for the cost of school at the Austin campus?
Qualifying students can pay for culinary school using scholarships, financial aid, and student loans. In fact, 87% of Austin students who entered postsecondary education for the first time received some financial assistance in 2020-21 for those who applied and qualified.3
What does "net price" mean?
Estimated net price is calculated by subtracting estimated total grant aid from the estimated total cost of attendance.4 Each student receives an estimated net price after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

Austin Campus Baking & Pastry Arts FAQs

Are the Austin campus baking & pastry program prices per year or for the whole program?
The Austin campus baking & pastry program prices are the full program price. All of the fees and costs will not increase for the entirety of your chosen program.
Is financial aid available for the Austin Campus pastry arts programs?
Financial aid is available to qualifying students who apply. Our specialized staff can help guide you through this process. Find out more about Financial Aid.
How long does it take to complete the baking & pastry programs at the Austin Campus?
The Diploma in Pastry Arts takes roughly 30 weeks to complete. The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Pastry Arts takes 60 weeks to complete.
Are there scholarships available to pastry arts students in Austin?
Yes; students are encouraged to apply early and often for scholarships. To learn more, ask us about our helpful handbook, The Complete Guide to Culinary School Scholarships.
How do most students pay for the Austin Pastry Arts programs?
Qualifying students can pay for culinary school using scholarships, financial aid, and student loans. In fact, 87% of Austin students who entered postsecondary education for the first time received some financial assistance in 2020-21 for those who applied and qualified.3
What does "net price" mean?
Estimated net price is calculated by subtracting estimated total grant aid from the estimated total cost of attendance.4 Each student receives an estimated net price after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

Honest Prices.
No Surprises.

All Tuition and Fees Will Not Increase for the Entirety of Your Chosen Program.

female chef with crossed arms in leather apron
Because I had the opportunity to try anything in school, I was more confident in bringing different flavor profiles to my cakes and pastries in the shop. My coworkers would also look to me for on the job insights and information because of my schooling.”*
Escoffier Graduate Lezlie Mills Gibbs
Lezlie Mills Gibb
Pastry Arts Graduate
What you won't get just at a restaurant setting is the variety of mentors at a culinary school like Escoffier. You're exposed to more than ten executive chefs essentially, and you're surrounded by them every single day for over a year. Having that kind of wealth of mentorship at your fingertips is absolutely invaluable and is something you'd never get in a simple restaurant environment.”*
Escoffier Graduate Shane Witter Hicks
Shane Witters Hicks
Culinary Arts Graduate
Farm-to-table means a lot to me. One of the major deciding factors for me to choose Escoffier over other schools was the Farm To Table section available to us here. Studying farms in Colorado was something I decided was absolutely necessary for my education.”*
Escoffier Graduate Kadie Sardo
Kadie Sardo
Boulder Campus Graduate
Escoffier was the first online school I saw. I’m proud of the fact that I chose to become part of the Escoffier family. I can text any one of my Chef Instructors, and they’ll answer my questions right away. I can call them up and say, 'Chef, I have a question.'”*
Escoffier Graduate Coy Pierce
Coy Pierce
Culinary Arts Graduate
As an active-duty soldier, online school is a great way to further my education. There is a big need for people with culinary arts training in my career, but not a lot of time.”*
Escoffier Graduate Michael Allen
Michael Allen
Culinary Arts Graduate, Chocolatier, and winner of 5 gold medals at JCTE Cooking Competition
I work more than 40 hours a week, I travel, and I also balance family life with my husband and two dogs. Escoffier online has made it possible for me to join a class live or watch an archived session at 10:30 at night when I have had a long day. I can wake up early to get my assignments done, and I know that an instructor or fellow student is there to help me navigate the waters.”*
Escoffier Graduate Shari Spooner
Shari Spooner
Culinary Arts Graduate
Having access to the school online means it is now possible to receive the culinary education I always desired, while still being able to grow my business and take care of my busy family.”*
Escoffier Graduate Kristen Douglas
Kristen Douglas
Culinary Arts Graduate
I didn’t want to go to a school where I would get lost in a class of 40 students. Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts was smaller, which meant more interaction with my Chef Instructor. Not only was the school perfect, but it was in a city I had always wanted to explore – Austin, Texas. At that point my decision was made.”*
Escoffier Graduate Antoinette Williams
Antoinette Williams
Austin Culinary Arts Graduate
A huge benefit to coming here is Austin’s vibrant festival scene. We are the festival capital. We have an ACL, we have the awesome Food & Wine Festival, we have Hot Luck, we have the Lamb Jam. There are festivals all the time. And it's such a good opportunity for students to get out and meet celebrity chefs.”*
Escoffier Graduate Robyn McArthur
Robyn McArthur
Executive Chef of Academics, Austin Campus
I absolutely loved the small class sizes because of the hands-on learning. We were all starting fresh together and we could learn and grow and adapt as a team. That’s exactly what the program did for my cohort.”*
Escoffier Graduate Colton Ragland
Colton Ragland
Culinary Arts Graduate
I talk with many prospective students who are wondering if it's worth going to culinary school. And in my position and in my career, it's absolutely necessary. You have to have a culinary school background in order to enter the R&D field.”*
Escoffier Graduate Chris McAdams
Chris McAdams
Research Chef & Consultant, Boulder Campus Graduate

The "Fine Print"

Listed prices include a non-refundable $25 application fee. A computer, tablet, or mobile phone is required to participate in our online programs. If you do not already have a device, you may choose to pay an additional $250 Technology Fee which covers the cost of a Google Chromebook. Prior to starting, a $25 deposit is required to receive your Google Chromebook.

The tuition for the Associate Degree assumes that the degree is taken fully online. When a student enrolls in the Associate Degree program as a graduate from the online Diploma in Culinary Arts and Operations program, after qualified transfer credits, the remaining tuition is estimated based on the current rate at the time of transfer.

Listed prices include a non-refundable $25 application fee. A computer, tablet, or mobile phone is required to participate in our online programs. If you do not already have a device, you may choose to pay an additional $250 Technology Fee which covers the cost of a Google Chromebook. Prior to starting, a $25 deposit is required to receive your Google Chromebook.

The tuition for the Associate Degree assumes that the degree is taken fully online. When a student enrolls in the Associate Degree program as a graduate from the online Diploma in Professional Pastry Arts program, after qualified transfer credits, the remaining tuition is estimated based on the current rate at the time of transfer.

Listed prices include a non-refundable $25 application fee. A computer, tablet, or mobile phone is required to participate in our online programs. If you do not already have a device, you may choose to pay an additional $250 Technology Fee which covers the cost of a Google Chromebook. Prior to starting, a $25 deposit is required to receive your Google Chromebook.

The tuition for the Associate Degree assumes that the degree is taken fully online. When a student enrolls in the Associate Degree program as a graduate from the online Diploma in Food Entrepreneurship program, after qualified transfer credits, the remaining tuition is estimated based on the current rate at the time of transfer.

Listed prices include a non-refundable $25 application fee. A computer, tablet, or mobile phone is required to participate in our online programs. If you do not already have a device, you may choose to pay an additional $250 Technology Fee which covers the cost of a Google Chromebook. Prior to starting, a $25 deposit is required to receive your Google Chromebook.

The tuition for the Associate Degree assumes that the degree is taken fully online. When a student enrolls in the Associate Degree program as a graduate from the online Diploma in Plant-Based Culinary Arts program, after qualified transfer credits, the remaining tuition is estimated based on the current rate at the time of transfer.

Listed prices include a non-refundable $25 application fee. A computer, tablet, or mobile phone is required to participate in our online programs. If you do not already have a device, you may choose to pay an additional $250 Technology Fee which covers the cost of a Google Chromebook. Prior to starting, a $25 deposit is required to receive your Google Chromebook.

The tuition for the Associate Degree assumes that the degree is taken fully online. When a student enrolls in the Associate Degree program as a graduate from the online Diploma in Holistic Nutrition and Wellness program, after qualified transfer credits, the remaining tuition is estimated based on the current rate at the time of transfer.

Listed prices include a non-refundable $25 application fee. A computer, tablet, or mobile phone is required to participate in our online programs. If you do not already have a device, you may choose to pay an additional $250 Technology Fee which covers the cost of a Google Chromebook. Prior to starting, a $25 deposit is required to receive your Google Chromebook.

The Diploma in Culinary Arts program price includes a tuition cost of $17,644 and equipment & supplies cost of $450. The Associate Degree price includes a tuition of $36,090, equipment & supplies cost of $450, and course packs cost of $200. Tuition and fee prices do not include the cost of books. Students may choose to purchase books when enrolling.

On-campus room and board are not included in the tuition. Off-campus housing services are available.

The Diploma in Pastry Arts program price includes a tuition cost of $17,644 and equipment & supplies cost of $450. The Associate Degree price includes a tuition of $36,090, equipment & supplies cost of $450, and course packs cost of $200. Tuition and fee prices do not include the cost of books. Students may choose to purchase books when enrolling.

On-campus room and board are not included in the tuition. Off-campus housing services are available.

The Diploma in Plant-Based Cuisine program price includes a tuition cost of $23,659 and equipment & supplies cost of $450. Tuition and fee prices do not include the cost of books. Students may choose to purchase books when enrolling.

On-campus room and board are not included in the tuition. Off-campus housing services are available.

The Culinary Arts Diploma price includes a tuition cost of $21,428, uniform cost of $150, and toolkit cost of $300. The Associate Degree price includes a tuition of $36,720, uniform cost of $150, toolkit cost of $300, and course packs cost of $200. Tuition and fee prices do not include the cost of books. Students may choose to purchase books when enrolling.

On-campus room and board are not included in the tuition. Off-campus housing services are available.

The Pastry Arts Diploma price includes a tuition cost of $21,428, uniform cost of $150, and toolkit cost of $300. The Associate Degree price includes a tuition of $36,720, uniform cost of $150, toolkit cost of $300, and course packs cost of $200. Tuition and fee prices do not include the cost of books. Students may choose to purchase books when enrolling.

On-campus room and board are not included in the tuition. Off-campus housing services are available.

REQUEST INFORMATION

Let's stay in touch! Get the King of Chefs email newsletter delivered to your inbox weekly. You'll get everything you need to know about culinary & pastry careers, food entrepreneurship, financing your culinary education, and more.

Email Address*