WORLD FAMOUS SCHOOL EXPANDING IN BOULDER
Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Celebrates Expansion and Escoffier Day in Boulder
BOULDER, Colo (September 25, 2014) – The Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts located at 637 South Broadway in Boulder is excited to announce that Thursday, October 9, 2014 has been declared “Escoffier Day” by the Boulder City Council. The declaration is a celebration of the world-renowned school’s expansion plans and to honor the visit of special guest Michel Escoffier to the campus. Michel Escoffier, the great grandson of Master Chef Auguste Escoffier and president of the Escoffier Museum and Foundation in Villanueve – Loubet, France is also a distinguished member of the school’s advisory board.
During his visit, Mr. Escoffier will spend time with students, alumni and staff as well as oversee the induction of local culinary professionals Eric Skokan, Chef and Owner of Black Cat Bistro and Bramble & Hare; Jean Claude Cavalera, Chef Instructor at the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts; Jesper Jonnson, Executive Chef of the Warwick Hotel in Denver; Joan Brewster, Executive Director of the Colorado Chef’s Association; and Kirk T. Bachmann, Campus President of the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts into the prestigious Disciples d’Escoffier – a premier International culinary society. With more than 20,000 members worldwide, the organization honors the memory of Auguste Escoffier, promotes and preserves his work and promotes culinary education and apprenticeships encouraging young people to discover the desire and motivation to work as professional chefs.
“We are thrilled with the overwhelming success of our school. It is an honor and privilege to have a day named after Escoffier, internationally recognized as perhaps the most famous chef in history and who is as influential and relevant today as he was a century ago,” said Kirk T. Bachmann, Campus President of the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts.
The school is hosting an Open House for interested culinary students on Saturday, October 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is welcome to tour the school and learn more about its culinary and pastry programs including its highly popular Farm To Table® Experience.
About the Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts
The Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts offer professional culinary arts programs based on the methods, principles and systems of Auguste Escoffier, the international culinary icon and the source of modern cooking. Students have the opportunity to learn history and context directly from the Escoffier family, and expert chef instructors.
The Schools’ Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts certificate programs offer rigorous industry skills training, the Farm To Table ® Experience as well as, grounding in the standards of professionalism and excellence sought by employers. Campuses are located in Boulder, Colorado and Austin, Texas. www.escoffier.edu
In addition to ground campuses, the Escoffier Online Culinary Academy is the first-ever online culinary school, offering professional culinary training for aspiring chefs and food enthusiasts alike. Modeled after the most prestigious culinary institutes in the world and inspired by the world-renowned Escoffier name, Escoffier Online offers a comprehensive curriculum of cooking techniques and fundamentals. www.escoffieronline.com
About Disciples Escoffier International – USA
The Disciples Escoffier International is the premier gastronomic society established in France to maintain the good name and traditions of French Cuisine. The goals of the Disciples Escoffier International are to honor the memory of Auguste Escoffier, in France and worldwide, promoting and preserving his work and maintaining the great culinary traditions; to promote culinary education and apprenticeship encouraging young people to discover the desire and motivation to work as a professional chef. The Disciples Escoffier International continues to work in close cooperation with schools, establishing contacts between professionals and students; to organize culinary events worthy of these traditions; to honor those in the culinary profession who work to maintain the high standards of French haute cuisine and to unite all Disciples Escoffier from around the world and in the true “Esprit Escoffier”.
Today, there is a worldwide membership of more than 20,000 that includes a large membership in France China, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Benelux, Canada, Mexico, Portugal, Thailand Germany, South Africa, Morocco, Russia and the United States. It is in this spirit that the Disciples Escoffier International – USA strives to develop a national membership, establish a culinary scholarship fund and continue its charitable endeavors.
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Kirk T. Bachmann, Campus President, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts
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