October 24, 2016

Escoffier Schools teams up with Meals on Wheels of Boulder for Auguste Escoffier's 170th birthday

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 24, 2016 — In an exciting venture for Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Boulder, the school will be launching a partnership with Meals on Wheels of Boulder that kicks off on October 28, 2016. The day also coincides with the city of Boulder’s celebration of the father of modern cuisine, Auguste Escoffier, and his 170th birthday.

On that day, students and teachers will work together to bake and decorate dozens of cookies and donate them to the organization. The cookies will then, in turn, be included in that day’s delivery of meals to the area elderly and disabled, at the Meals on Wheels Café as well as a treat for all Meals on Wheels drivers and personnel to enjoy.  Due to the varied dietary restrictions of Meals on Wheels of Boulder recipients, the baked goods will meet an assortment of specialty needs including low-sugar versions for the diabetic clients. Escoffier School of Culinary Arts is excited for this new opportunity to further serve the Boulder community in addition to teaching its students about the importance of charitable service.

In the traditions and philosophies of Auguste Escoffier, the school has a long history of working with local community organizations. Other local partnerships include Operation TBI Freedom, Make-A-Wish America, We Don’t Waste, Boulder Food Rescue, Community Table Kitchen, Boulder County Mental Health Partners, Tennyson Center for Children, Boulder High School Panther Club, Fairview High School Parent Organization and Second Wind Fund.

Auguste Escoffier (October 28 1846 – February 12 1935) was a renowned French chef, restaurateur and culinary writer who modernized and popularized French cuisine. His contributions to the culinary world include, but are not limited to, establishing the brigade system, creating the menu, designing the five mother sauces, promoting farm-to-table cuisine and instituting sanitation standards. His influence on cuisine is felt in kitchens across the world nearly a century later.

Celebrate Escoffier Day in Boulder, Colorado

About Auguste Escoffier School 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 culinary icon and source of modern cuisine. Students have the opportunity to learn history and context directly from the Escoffier family as well as expert chef instructors. Campuses are located in Boulder, Colorado and Austin, Texas.

About Meals on Wheels of Boulder

Since 1969, Meals on Wheels of Boulder has provided more than two million tasty, nutritious meals to our Boulder neighbors who need and want our service, regardless of age or income.  There are thousands of similar independently run programs in the United Statesand more around the world. While the diversity of each program’s services and operations vary widely based on the needs and resources of their communities, they are all committed to supporting their neighbors to live healthier and more nourished lives in their own homes.