March 11, 2020

Are you thinking of becoming a culinary or pastry arts student at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder, CO or Austin, TX? Aside from the importance of your time in the classroom and during off-site culinary experiences, there is the daily school-life balance to consider. You want to make the most of your total experience while in culinary school so it’s natural to seek out external opportunities to bolster your education and broaden your enjoyment.

Escoffier has two campuses in Boulder, CO and Austin, TX, both nationally ranked as amazing places to live. Oftentimes our graduates make these cities their new home by securing a culinary or pastry position after completing their externship, and gaining their diploma or degree. So, let’s see how your school-city ranks in some important lifestyle categories, all of which you can enjoy while in school, or if you decide to stay long term.

Boulder, CO

(These are rankings for 2019 from Niche.com)
Nicknames: “The Berkeley of the Rockies” and “The People’s Republic of Boulder”

#9 Healthiest Cities and Healthiest Places to Live
#14 Cities with the Best Public Schools
#18 Best Cities to Live and Raise a Family
#24 Best Cities for Outdoor Activities
#49 Best Cities for Young Professionals
#100 Best Cities to Retire

Austin, TX

(These are rankings for 2019 from Niche.com)
Nicknames: “Bat City”, “The Capital City”, “City of the Violet Crown”, “River City”, “Silicon Hills”

#17 Best Cities for Young Professionals
#20 Best Cities to Live
#25 Best Cities to Raise a Family
#28 Cities with Best Public Schools
#60 Most Diverse Cities
#79 Healthiest Cities and Healthiest Places to Live
#95 Best Cities to Retire

As you can see, both of our culinary school host cities are ranked highly in like categories. Not getting lost is the category of ‘Healthiest Cities/Places to Live’, which screams potential for original and varied gastronomy. And paving the way are Escoffier graduates of culinary and pastry arts programs in both Austin and Boulder.