Boulder Student Life

Dive into the enriching student experiences at Escoffier’s Boulder campus! Get insight into local externships and lively social scenes, capturing the artistic mountain town’s essence through this curated collection of articles.

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Why Attend Culinary School in Boulder

Interested in attending culinary school in Boulder? Find out what Escoffier’s campus in Boulder, Colorado, has to offer, and see if it might be right for you.

September 27, 2023
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Boulder Student Chris Marhevka Blends Social Work and Culinary Arts

Follow associate degree student Chris Marhevka as shifts his boundless energy from social work to culinary arts on Escoffier’s Boulder campus.

September 28, 2022
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Culinary School Social Life: What Culinary Students Do For Fun in Boulder

World-class food, gorgeous scenery, a charming shopping district—there’s no shortage of fun things for culinary students to do in Boulder!

July 12, 2022
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7 Best Bakeries in Boulder that Every Pastry Student Should Visit

These seven Boulder bakeries offer specialty treats, unique flavor combinations, late-night delivery services, and more!

January 29, 2022
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Escoffier Boulder Challenge – November Block

Our new shortened block format provides the opportunity for all Boulder Campus students, especially those newly enrolled, to have a...

December 17, 2020
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Escoffier Boulder Challenge – September Block

As our cooking challenge has been getting more competitive each week we are now proceeding with shortened blocks, giving all...

November 5, 2020
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Escoffier Boulder Challenge – The Reboot!

Back by popular demand, the Escoffier Boulder Challenge is a way for Boulder Campus students to show off their cooking skills by...

September 17, 2020
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Thoughts From Our 2020 Boulder Campus and Online Graduates

It’s true that 2020 is shaping up to become the year of uncertainty. However, one thing we know IS certain,...

July 29, 2020
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Escoffier Boulder Student Challenge

Show off your creative quarantine kitchen skills and join Escoffier Boulder’s weekly cooking challenge for your chance to win gift...

April 20, 2020
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The School-Life Balance in Culinary or Pastry School

Are you thinking of becoming a culinary or pastry arts student at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder,...

March 11, 2020
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Why You Should Attend a Culinary School Open House

Students looking to attend culinary school should treat it like they would if they were going on to a state...

January 29, 2020
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Boulder Is Front and Center in the March Toward Sustainable Cooking

If you're a culinary arts student at the Auguste Escoffier Boulder Culinary Campus and you aspire to contribute to sustainable service, then you're in the right place at just the right time.

November 21, 2019
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Boulder Grads Redefine Pomp and Circumstance at 2019 Ceremony

The most recent graduating class from the Boulder, Colorado campus of Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts had plenty to...

June 26, 2019
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7 Denver Chefs Join Escoffier Panel Discussion at “Making The Cut” Event

Active students and alumni gathered at Under The Sun Eatery and Pizzeria in Boulder, CO on September 26th, 2018 for...

December 11, 2018
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Escoffier Boulder Job Fair January 5th!

January 5, 2018 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Escoffier Campus Kitchens Join us at the upcoming campus job fair. Meet...

December 14, 2017
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Boulder Campus Spotlight: Liz Aragon

Like many other chefs, cooking wasn’t something Liz Aragon set out to do. In fact, her ultimate career goal was...

May 10, 2017
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Boulder Student Spotlight: Breanna Ortiz

As a work-study student in Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts‘ purchasing department, Breanna Ortiz has learned more than she...

March 29, 2017
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Boulder Student Spotlight: Mahsa Savadkouhi

Mahsa Savadkouhi’s mission in the culinary arts world is simple: to introduce as many people to the unique flavors of...

March 27, 2017
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Boulder Student Spotlight: Suzanne Armstrong

When it came down to lining up her externship, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Boulder student Suzanne Armstrong thought...

March 8, 2017
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Boulder Student Spotlight: Ramona Brown

As a career changer, Ramona Brown has a bit of an advantage over the majority of her culinary school peers: years...

March 2, 2017
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Interview With Disney At Our Boulder Campus: April 5, 2017

Disney Is Coming To Campus! April 5, 2017 WHERE: Escoffier Boulder 637 South Broadway, Suite H, Boulder, CO 80305 RSVP: By...

February 7, 2017
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October 2016 Boulder Campus Graduation

The Boulder culinary school celebrated its latest batch of culinary and pastry graduates at its October 9th graduation ceremony at the...

October 26, 2016
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Disney Comes To Escoffier Schools Boulder

October 6, 2016: Walt Disney World’s chef recruiter, Pauli Milotte, made a trip to the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary...

October 7, 2016
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Chef Instructor Spotlight: Marcus Lepke

By: Benjamin Faurer Chef Marcus Lepke has worked in the culinary arts for over 20 years. His journey began in his...

September 29, 2016
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Second Student Pop-Up Restaurant A Major Success

For the second time since we began our partnership in May, an Escoffier student has created a pop-up restaurant with...

July 22, 2016
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Escoffier School Warms up the Holidays in Boulder with “Cookies for the Community”

  Culinary Students Prepare More Than 30 Dozen Cookies for Boulder Bridge House Community Table   BOULDER, Colo (December 18,...

December 21, 2015
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Connie Ruel Delivering Commencement Speech At Upcoming Boulder Graduation

Ruel is a National Restaurateur, Author and Culinary Consultant BOULDER, Colo (September 30, 2015) – The Auguste Escoffier School of...

October 2, 2015
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6 Boulder Restaurant Patios To Soak Up The Sun On

For those who want to make the most out of the summer months, we've put together a list of the best patios in Boulder.

July 23, 2015
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Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Participates In VA2K Walk

By: Ryan Hodros, Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts Graduate Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Participates In VA2K Walk To...

May 27, 2015
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Boulder restaurants going to court over name dispute

According to The Coloradoan, the popular Boulder-based restaurant known as The Kitchen is suing a Loveland-based establishment called Next Door for infringing upon its branding.

March 5, 2015
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High-Protein Snacks For Your Colorado Adventures

Between the Colorado mountains and streams, skiing and bouldering you're going to find yourself in need of a quick, high-energy snack. Try these ideas to keep you fueled while on the go.

February 12, 2015
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Amazing brunch spots in Denver

Never fear, though, if you're a local looking for a new, tasty thrill or just find yourself in Denver for a few days, take a look at these few amazing brunch spots

February 3, 2015
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4 Cooking Show Surprises To Be Aware Of

By: Ryan Hodros, Culinary Arts Student An interesting thing more or less fell into my lap over the past few weeks—I...

January 23, 2015
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The Escoffier Treatment

By: Ryan Hodros, Culinary Arts Student Earlier this week, I discussed what you can do if and when you hit the...

January 19, 2015
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Coping with Criticism in the Kitchen

By: Ryan Hodros, Culinary Arts Student Student Criticism is a hard thing to cope with. You pour your heart and soul...

December 11, 2014
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Transitioning From Culinary School To Externship

By: Ryan Hodros, Culinary Arts Student After the drama and gut-wrenching stress of culmination, not to mention the fairly regular routine...

November 21, 2014
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Faculty Spotlight: Chef Jean-Claude Cavalera

By: Ryan Hodros, Culinary Arts Student Each member of the staff at Auguste Escoffier has a resume worth envying, but none...

October 3, 2014
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New Perspectives: Alex McCall, aka Frenchie Renard

For this installment of New Perspectives, I moved from the pastry side of the house to interview one of my...

September 26, 2014
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Diversity and Experience

Spending nearly seven years in a corporate environment, a word I quickly got desensitized to was “diversity.” It’s on posters,...

September 24, 2014
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Chef Instructor Spotlight: Chef Kyle Marston

By: Ryan Hodros, Culinary Arts Student We recently finished the Regional cuisines block of the culinary arts program with Chef Kyle Marston.  As...

August 26, 2014
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