April 11, 2014

Escoffier Hosts High School Farm-to-Table Open House

Over 300 students attended to learn about our Farm To Table® Experience

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Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts is proud to be the first registered farm-to-table educational curriculum in the nation, due to the hard work and efforts of our current instructors and student volunteers.

The High School Open House highlighted our Farm To Table® Experience for visiting students as well as:

  • A tour of our school’s onsite 9,000 square foot urban Agricultural Learning Center
  • Mystery Basket Challenge with ingredients from local farms
  • Chef demonstrations of cake decorating, a whole pig roast and whole fish butchery

When we asked Marcus McMellon, our Campus Director, what he thought about having so many visitors on campus, here’s what he had to say:

“When we broke ground on our Agricultural Learning Center, we had a vision to share the center with students to illustrate how food is grown and the importance fresh whole foods play in our daily lives. We are proud of the progress we have made, which is attributed to the hard work and efforts of our current instructors and student volunteers.”

 

Here’s what Debbie Love, our Director of Admissions, had to say about the event:

“We always look forward to opening our doors to students and their teachers to provide them with important insight into this education and the dedication it takes to succeed in the culinary industry as well as relevant information that will further enhance seasonal and sustainable cooking methods associated with the Master Chef, Auguste Escoffier.”

Read more about our Open House in Austin Food Magazine.