March 21, 2014

Debbie Love, Director of AdmissionsWe are excited to welcome Debbie Love, our new Director of Admissions, to the Austin campus. Debbie has worked in Admissions for over 40 years and has had the opportunity to work for many different types of schools and meet many different types of students.

I asked Debbie to tell us a little bit about her experience and how she feels about coming to the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts and here’s what she had to say:

Escoffier: So, Debbie, tell me what stands out to you about culinary students from your experience in working with so many different types of people.
Love: I am amazed at how different types of programs attract different types of students. I have worked several different times in my career with culinary students and let me tell you, they are the most passionate and energetic! Im very excited to be working with culinary students. I love the fact that they are passionate and creative and have a desire to prepare and present food in a beautiful way. The passion that comes to the table with culinary students has always been amazing to me.

Escoffier: What excites you about being here in Austin and working with our school?
Love: First off, I think that the tradition and the history connected to Auguste Escoffier is amazing. I love the European feel of the school. Realizing that Escoffier was a self-made individual who is really at the foundation of the “Chef” and the culinary industry is at the foundation of everything we teach here. Knowing how the staff at this campus feel about the students and that they want the best of the best quality for everything we do with the students makes me really excited to be here. You combine the history of the school with the modern kitchens and the technology and expertise of the Chefs and this makes a wonderful combination of things. It’s not just wonderful for me as an individual, but for the students. I get excited because they’re really going to benefit from this as a total experience. It’s not just what you learn in the kitchen. It’s the history of the culinary world!

Escoffier: What’s your favorite food? Is there anything you’re hoping to try here?
Love: Oh! Anything chicken-related. I know. I know. But, you can make chicken one hundred and fifty different ways and I promise you, I’m probably going to like all of them!