adult students

See how you can empower your culinary dreams as an adult learner! Navigate through resources tailored for mature students seeking to professionally pursue their affinity for culinary arts.

Success Stories 14 min read

“See as Much as You Can”: Chef Instructor Gregory Bonath’s Lifelong Embrace of Curiosity

With the support of family and mentors, Chef Gregory left his small town behind and embarked on a unique culinary career that has culminated at Escoffier.

April 26, 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

Should Restaurant Owners Go to Culinary School?

Ever wonder if going to culinary school is worth it or not? Learn more about the benefits of attending culinary school as a restaurant owner.

January 25, 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
Success Stories 10 min read

From Scrubs to Aprons: A Chef’s Incredible Journey from the ER to the Kitchen

Embark on Chef Dawn's remarkable odyssey, transitioning from the fast-paced world of nursing to the creative realm of a Chef Instructor.

December 4, 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
Value of Culinary Education 12 min read

The History of Culinary Arts Education in the U.S.

From the first culinary school in the U.S. to the launch of the best-selling cookbook, explore America’s vibrant history of culinary arts education.

August 28, 2023
Success Stories 9 min read

Escoffier Student Suhalia Gant Trades Push Ups For Pastry

Escoffier graduate Suhalia Gant went from personal trainer to pastry cook. Find out how Escoffier’s online baking & pastry program helped her get there.

July 19, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

How to Become a Food Writer

Becoming a food writer could be a rewarding career if you enjoy writing and the culinary arts! Here’s how you can take the next step.

June 20, 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
Culinary & Pastry Careers 11 min read

How Auguste Escoffier Global Solutions Is Helping Culinary Employers Develop a Stronger Workforce

Discover programs from Auguste Escoffier Global Solutions—and how both employees and employers can benefit. Training initiatives, job searching, externships, and more.

June 8, 2023
Financing Your Education 15 min read

GI Bill® for Culinary School: A Guide for Active Military, Veterans, & Their Families

The GI Bill® programs can help active-duty and veterans to pay for education they may want after their service, including college or culinary school!

June 7, 2023
Financing Your Education 11 min read

How to Make a Budget as a Culinary School Student: A Step-by-Step Guide

Create a budget as a culinary student with our step-by-step guide. Manage your finances to help achieve your culinary dreams without breaking the bank.

May 31, 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
Value of Culinary Education 13 min read

How You Can Get into Culinary School

A formal culinary education can open up many doors to a career in the food industry. Here’s how you can get into culinary school.

March 30, 2023
Baking & Pastry Arts 6 min read

5 Ways Chefs Can Continue Their Culinary Education

How do professional chefs stay up-to-date with contemporary culinary techniques, trends, and more? Explore the best culinary education for chefs today!

November 11, 2022

A Day in the Life of an Online Culinary Student

A day in the life of an online culinary student includes video lessons, cooking demonstrations, discussion boards, and more.

October 5, 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
Value of Culinary Education 10 min read

Why Older Students Should Consider Culinary School

While some people think culinary school is for younger students, there isn’t an age limit! Here’s why older students can excel in culinary school.

June 21, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

Am I Too Old to Become a Chef?

It’s okay if high school was a long time ago, and you’re on a 2nd (or 3rd) career. You’re still not too old to become a chef or go to culinary school.

April 28, 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

Should I Go To Culinary School? A Guide For Deciding

You can’t answer “Should I go to culinary school” until you’ve answered some other questions first. Use this worksheet to help you think it through.

January 5, 2022
Financing Your Education 9 min read

A Guide to Paying Back Student Loans

If you’re approaching graduation, you’re probably wondering how to pay back your student loans. Here’s what you need to know, and some helpful strategies!

October 22, 2021
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

How Older Workers Can Change Careers and Enter the Culinary Industry

Older adults have different challenges and obligations than young ones. Here’s how they can get started in a new career in the culinary industry.

July 12, 2021
Culinary Arts 3 min read

2021 Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Graduates Scoff at COVID

The definition of Perseverance is: continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure or opposition. But there is...

May 6, 2021
Culinary Arts 3 min read

Escoffier 2021 Spring Break Culinary Challenge

This past month students from the entire student body of Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts were challenged to create...

April 22, 2021
Press Releases 3 min read

Boulder-Based Culinary School Earns Prestigious Military-Friendly® Designation

CHICAGO, April 8, 2021 — Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts’ Boulder campus, an accredited culinary school in the U.S. that offers campus-based...

April 13, 2021
Culinary Arts 20 min read

Black History Month – The Escoffier Perspective

This month we’ve experienced a world-wide focus on Black history. Throughout February we featured Escoffier faculty and alumni, including online...

February 25, 2021
Culinary Arts 2 min read

Our Top 5 Blogs of 2020

In case you missed them, here are the most popular articles that Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts published in 2020.

December 29, 2020
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

Rhonda Adkins: Escoffier Graduate But Forever Student

Never stop learning…that’s Escoffier Online graduate Rhonda Adkins’ take on life. A 22 year veteran of the United States Air...

September 28, 2020
Austin Student Life 2 min read

Reflections of Our 2020 Austin Campus Graduates

While 2020 seems to be the year of unpredictability, we can undoubtedly state that at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary...

July 29, 2020
Boulder Student Life 2 min read

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
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

Managing Your Career During COVID-19

Yesterday we were honored to have Culinary Agents founder and CEO, Alice Cheng join us for a virtual event hosted...

July 10, 2020

Escoffier Boulder Named 2020-2021 Military Friendly® Culinary School

Escoffier Boulder is proud to be a 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School. Learn what this designation means and how we support our military and veteran students.

July 6, 2020
Press Releases 2 min read

Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Honors 1,500+ Graduates in Virtual Commencement Ceremony

BOULDER, CO (June 25, 2020) –– More than 1,500 culinary students from Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts’ Boulder campus (residential and distance-learning online...

July 1, 2020
Food Entrepreneurship 7 min read

Escoffier Graduate Quyen Trinh Elevates the Vietnamese Dining Experience by opening Anise Modern Vietnamese Eatery

Quyen Trinh is a graduate of the Escoffier Diploma in Culinary Arts program at the Boulder Campus and owner of...

June 24, 2020
Culinary & Pastry Careers 6 min read

The Certified Master Chef; Ron DeSantis – Passion for the Craft

According to Chef Ron DeSantis, CMC, the key to successful ‘cheffing’ is to never stop learning. His sentiments echoed during...

June 5, 2020
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