November 19, 2020

Our new shortened block format provides the opportunity for all Boulder Campus students, especially those newly enrolled, to have a chance to compete in these weekly matches. The new November block shifts gears a bit and presents challenges focused on techniques rather than ingredients. So let’s get started!

Welcome to the November Block of the Escoffier Boulder Challenge!

The Escoffier Boulder Challenge is a way for Boulder Campus students to show off their cooking skills by participating in a weekly cooking challenge to win gift cards to our favorite local restaurants.

How It Works:

Each Thursday, we announce a new challenge with a featured theme or ingredient. Students prepare a dish that best represents the featured challenge and post a photo of the dish on Instagram using the hashtag #EscoffierBoulderChallenge by the following Wednesday at midnight.

Contest Rules:

Our Chef Instructor judges panel will select three winners based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity and implementation of weekly theme/ingredient

  • Plating and presentation

  • Technique

Weekly Themes:

  • Week 1 Challenge – November 5 – 11: Braising
  • Week 2 Challenge – November 12 – 18: Tools – 1 Chef’s knife, 1 pot and 1 sauté pan
  • Week 3 Challenge – November 19 – 25
  • Week 4 Challenge –
  • Week 5 Challenge –
  • Week 6 Challenge –


Each week three finalists will receive a gift card to redeem at a predetermined local restaurant or may request an Amazon gift card for the amount of:

  • First place: $50
  • Second place: $35
  • Third Place: $25

Week One awards are offered to Annette Scratch to Table

Week One Winners:

Congratulations to all our November Block Week 1 winners. The first technique this block is braising and these dishes were golden. Winners receive a gift card to Annette Scratch to Table.

Week Two Winners:

Our second week was a real skills test where students were only allowed to use 1 Chef’s knife, 1 pot and 1 sauté pan and that equals 2 winners!  Congratulations!