October 28th, is not only Auguste Escoffier’s 174th birthday, but is also the official Escoffier Day as proclaimed by the Mayor of Boulder, Sam Weaver. This is a special day for all of us here at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary this year as well.
Today, in particular, we celebrate Auguste’s legacy, honor his memory, as well as promote the preservation of his name and many achievements in the culinary industry. Our Boulder campus baking and pastry students and faculty created these beautiful desserts to celebrate.
The cake, vanilla chiffon with vanilla American style buttercream filling and chocolate American style buttercream icing, was created by our chef instructors while students aided in the decoration by practicing techniques for building the cake, coloring icing, and constructing buttercream roses.
The chocolate sketch of Auguste himself was also crafted by our talented baking and pastry instructors.
The decadent chocolate chiffon cupcakes were prepared by our faculty and decorated with colored American style buttercream by pastry students.
Everyone on campus was welcome to enjoy–with social distancing of course. Pieces of cake and cupcakes were individually wrapped and distributed to faculty and students in their classrooms.
Earlier this month, as part of our celebration we took part in National Cake Decorating Day. We partnered with some of the most influential cake decorators across the country. They created some true works of art helping us celebrate our 10th anniversary with a nod to Auguste and our school. In case you missed it, here are a few photos of these amazing creations. Check out our Instagram account for all the photos.
Here at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, we think the king of chefs himself said it best, “A cook is a man with a can opener, a chef is an artist.” And if our first 10 years are a signal of the future, then there are many more artists to come.
Happy Birthday Auguste, and Happy Escoffier Day!