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Find out how you can achieve your educational goals with excellence! Explore insights and strategies for academic success, which can ensure a fulfilling journey in your culinary education.

How Long Does it Take to Get an Online Culinary Arts Degree?

Discover the online culinary arts timeline that can help you advance your culinary career from the comfort of your home.

July 12, 2024

What’s an Online Culinary School Success Coach and Why Do You Need One?

If you run into challenges during culinary school, a dedicated Success Coach can help support you.

July 1, 2024
Value of Culinary Education 14 min read

What Are the Different Chef Certifications?

Cooks and chefs can obtain numerous chef certifications. Here are some of the most popular options.

June 20, 2024
Success Stories 17 min read

The Unlikely Leap: How an Injury Transformed a Ballet Dancer into a Culinary Artist

Discover the inspiring story of a culinary tutor who reshaped her career after a devastating injury.

May 17, 2024
Food Entrepreneurship 13 min read

How Restaurants Can Get Involved in Their Community

Restaurants are often vital parts of their communities. Explore some strategies restaurants can use to give back to the communities that support them.

March 22, 2024
Value of Culinary Education 11 min read

Benefits of Mindfulness for Students in Culinary School

Find out how you can manage stress and thrive in your culinary journey and life with these mindfulness tips for students.

March 15, 2024
Austin Student Life 11 min read

10 Restaurants in Austin Every Culinary Arts Student Should Check Out

Discover the top ten restaurants in Austin, Texas that every culinary arts student should check out. From innovative fusion dishes to traditional Tex-Mex.

March 5, 2024
Value of Culinary Education 11 min read

What to Look for in a Culinary School Curriculum

All culinary schools aren’t the same, so how will you know if a school’s curriculum is right for you? Here are some factors to keep in mind as you compare.

January 30, 2024
Success Stories 10 min read

Beyond Borders: A Tenacious Culinary Graduate’s Inspiring Journey from Ecuador to Austin

Discover Escoffier graduate Estefania Colamarco’s journey from Ecuador to the U.S. as she followed her culinary dreams.

January 24, 2024

Why It’s Important to Find a Peer Mentor in Culinary School

Discover why finding peer mentors in culinary school is important and how it can enhance your learning experience and career in the culinary industry.

January 18, 2024

Why Stress Management Is Important for Culinary Students

Kitchen got you stressed? An expert reveals stress management techniques for culinary students to potentially enhance creativity and improve mental health.

January 15, 2024
Culinary & Pastry Careers 6 min read

What Is a Stagiaire?

You’ve heard the term stagiaire—but what does it mean? Learn the past—and future—of this culinary practice, and why aspiring chefs should care.

January 10, 2024
Value of Culinary Education 10 min read

How Long Does It Take to Finish Culinary School?

Worried you don’t have time to pursue your culinary dreams? Find out how long culinary school, pastry school, and other Escoffier programs take to complete and how many hours a week you can expect to spend on school.

November 15, 2023

How Culinary School Students Can Foster a Sense of Belonging

Discover how students can find community and an invaluable sense of belonging in culinary school.

November 14, 2023

Why Is Goal Setting Important for Culinary School Students?

Why is goal setting important for culinary students? Discover how defining future goals can boost confidence in the kitchen and much more!

October 30, 2023
Success Stories 18 min read

Mentorship in the Mountains: Culinary School Externs Find Guidance at La Marmotte

Escoffier students unleash their culinary potential during their externship at La Marmotte restaurant in Telluride, CO.

September 22, 2023
Culinary Arts 10 min read

How Culinary Students Explore Flavor Profiles

Flavor is a complex combination of taste, aroma, and texture. Learn how culinary students explore flavor profiles!

September 11, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 10 min read

How to Get a Culinary Internship or Externship

Culinary internships and externships allow students to work in professional kitchens and develop skills outside of the culinary school classroom.

September 8, 2023
Value of Culinary Education 12 min read

Is Culinary School a Trade School?

Is culinary school a trade school? Find out how trade school differs from a university, vocation, or tech school, and which one may be for you!

August 30, 2023
Success Stories 9 min read

How a Culinary Education Led Shai Fernandez to the Four Seasons

Culinary Arts student Shai Fernandez wanted to build a culinary career on a foundation of good habits. And he knew that Escoffier could help him build that base!

July 14, 2023
Value of Culinary Education 12 min read

Yes, Online Culinary School Works. Here’s How.

With online culinary school from Escoffier, you can get professional-level training from your own kitchen while juggling family, work, and more.

June 12, 2023
Success Stories 11 min read

Cooking Up Resilience: How Five Culinary School Graduates Turned Challenges into Triumphs

Stories of resilience, overcoming self-doubt, and pushing past barriers from five inspirational Escoffier graduates. Get motivated to pursue your goals!

May 26, 2023

5 Tips for Building a Supportive Network in Culinary School

A support network in culinary school can be critical for success. Explore our top five tips on how to start building yours.

May 18, 2023

Why Is It Important to Go to an Accredited Culinary School?

Discover why you should attend an accredited culinary school to avoid losing time and money. Secure a high-quality education that could help you in your career.

January 11, 2023

How Do You Get Graded in Online Culinary School?

If instructors can’t taste dishes, how do students get graded in online culinary school? Through careful documentation, flavor wheels, photos, and more.

December 26, 2022

The Essential Professional Chef Tools Every Student Needs for Culinary School

One part of improving your cooking skills is learning how to use professional chef tools. Check out some of these tools and how to use them.

December 22, 2022
Success Stories 8 min read

After Homelessness, An Austin Pastry Student Finds Stability in the Kitchen

Escoffier baking & pastry graduate Merisauh Gamble shares how she went from a homeless teen to an educated baker with an externship in Ireland!

November 22, 2022
Success Stories 8 min read

Escoffier Graduate Cassie Wallace Discovers Her Strengths in the Face of Disability

A diagnosis of an auditory processing disorder may have limited the future of this baking and pastry grad. Instead, she is excelling in the industry!

October 19, 2022
Boulder Student Life 11 min read

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

College Not For You? Try Culinary School.

Culinary school can be an alternative to a traditional four-year college degree. Students can gain hands-on experience and skills for a culinary career.

September 6, 2022

Culinary Math & Science: Turning Your High School Education Into a Culinary Career

Cooking is a delicious blend of math, chemistry, and biology. Find out how your high school education can help you in your pursuit of a culinary career.

July 29, 2022

How Full-Time, Working Adults Can Succeed in Online Culinary School

With work, school, and family life, you’re juggling a lot! Here are some tips to help you succeed in online culinary school.

July 27, 2022

Why Earn an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts?

If you’re interested in a culinary career, an associate degree in the culinary arts could be a great starting point. We explain why.

July 15, 2022

A Guide to Culinary School for Vegans and Vegetarians

If you keep animal products out of your diet, you may be wondering if you’ll fit in at culinary school. Learn more about culinary school for vegans and vegetarians.

July 4, 2022

Why Are Internships and Externships Important For Culinary School?

Internships and externships allow students to work in professional kitchens and develop skills outside of the culinary school classroom. Here's how.

June 29, 2022

5 Important Things to Know Before Starting Culinary School

Are you thinking of pursuing an education to advance your cooking skills? Here’s what to know before you enter culinary school.

June 20, 2022

Do You Need to Know How to Cook to Go to Culinary School?

Nervous that you’ll be behind when you start a culinary program? Fortunately, you don’t have to bring cooking knowledge with you. That’s what school is for!

May 27, 2022
Value of Culinary Education 10 min read

Is Culinary School Hard?

Will you be able to make the grade in culinary school? You may find that your program is challenging, but you can have support and guidance along the way.

May 24, 2022

How Online Pastry School Works

Curious about online pastry school? Explore more on this accessible, flexible format for your baking and pastry education.

April 29, 2022

Can You Go to Culinary School With No Prior Experience?

Going to culinary school with no experience is daunting. Find out what you’ll be expected to know—or not know—before your first day in the kitchen classroom.

February 9, 2022
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