Celebrate the achievements of Escoffier’s esteemed alumni! Explore their culinary journeys post-graduation, showcasing the value of an Escoffier education on diverse careers in the culinary world.

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
World of Food & Drink 9 min read

How Restaurants Get Michelin Stars: A Brief History of the Michelin Guide

A Michelin star rating is one of the most prestigious honors a restaurant can receive. Learn how restaurants get stars and how the Michelin Guide started.

February 9, 2024

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

How the Escoffier Alumni Association Can Transform Your Career Path

Explore why you should join the Escoffier Alumni Association, which includes access to mentorship, resources, and more!

July 26, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 10 min read

5 Important Networking Tips for All Chefs

Chefs who want more industry connections have to go out there and find them. Here are 5 networking tips for chefs to help you get started!

July 7, 2023
Success Stories 10 min read

Boulder Student Oscar Beltran Turns an Externship Into a Winning Opportunity

Boulder Culinary Arts student Oscar Beltran built skills and found confidence at Escoffier… then crushed the competition in his externship!

January 23, 2023
Food Entrepreneurship 10 min read

Veteran Lance McWhorter Finds a Home in the Kitchen After His Military Service

Army and Navy veteran Lance McWhorter shares his successful journey from military to contractor to executive chef & restaurant owner. Get inspired!

May 31, 2021
Food Entrepreneurship 11 min read

Escoffier Graduate Talks About Going Plant-Based — in Culinary School and in Life

Meet plant-based chef, entrepreneur, and Escoffier graduate Shane Witters Hicks, and get his advice for vegetarian students attending culinary school.

May 26, 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
Recipes & Techniques 4 min read

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with S’more Dessert Tacos

Often thought of as Mexican Independence Day, today’s Cinco de Mayo commemoration is actually a celebration of the unlikely victory...

May 5, 2021
Culinary Arts 5 min read

How Chef Auguste Escoffier’s Legacy of Innovation and Training Chefs Worldwide Lives On

Auguste Escoffier is a world-famous culinary icon, known as the founder of modern cuisine. Learn more about his legacy and the works of his great-grandson, Michel Escoffier.

May 3, 2021
Food Entrepreneurship 7 min read

From Kenya to Colorado: Chef Arnold Safari on Starting a Restaurant During COVID-19

Learn how Chef Safari made Colorado his new home, and how he knew he was ready to start a restaurant during the coronavirus pandemic.

April 1, 2021
Culinary Arts 17 min read

Women’s History Month: Professional Reflections of Women In Culinary

The first publicly held celebration specifically honoring women was in 1978. An observance that honored the often overlooked contributions of...

March 31, 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
Food Entrepreneurship 10 min read

Escoffier Alumna Tiffany Moore Gets Her Restaurant Funded

How US Army veteran Tiffany Moore overcame health challenges to pursue her dream of opening a new restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia.

February 15, 2021

Why Culinary School is So Important For Networking and Career Building as a Chef

Networking for chefs is a career-long endeavor. But Escoffier students get a head start during culinary school. Here’s why that matters.

February 8, 2021
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
Culinary Arts 10 min read

10 Years In and We’re Just Getting Started

“Everything is so unstable in these times of progress at any cost, and social customs and methods of life alter...

September 16, 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
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
Success Stories 7 min read

From Escoffier Graduate to Michelin Star Restaurant Cook

Recently we caught up with Alex Weis, who went from Escoffier graduate to Michelin Star restaurant cook, to chat about...

December 14, 2019
Culinary & Pastry Careers 6 min read

Alumni Spotlight: Aleta Diederich

For Aleta Diederich, there were two possible routes her life would take her: doctor or chef. After working as an...

July 11, 2019
Boulder Student Life 2 min read

Boulder Grads Redefine Pomp and Circumstance at 2019 Ceremony

The most recent graduating class from the Boulder, Colorado campus of Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts had plenty to...

June 26, 2019
Boulder Student Life 2 min read

7 Denver Chefs Join Escoffier Panel Discussion at “Making The Cut” Event

Active students and alumni gathered at Under The Sun Eatery and Pizzeria in Boulder, CO on September 26th, 2018 for...

December 11, 2018
Press Releases 3 min read

Escoffier Leads Special Induction for America’s Test Kitchen Celebrities

America’s Test Kitchen personalities Julia Collin Davison, Bridget Lancaster and Jack Bishop became part of one of the most prestigious...

October 25, 2018
Press Releases 1 min read

Escoffier Alumni Association Celebrates Over 500 Members

The Escoffier Alumni Association is happy to announce that it has reached over 500 members. Beginning less than a year...

September 5, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

How and where culinary arts graduates are pursuing their passions

Students have a wide variety of passions related to the culinary world. With an online culinary arts degree, they can begin their journey toward rewarding work in the industry.

May 7, 2018
Culinary & Pastry Careers 5 min read

From Thomas Keller to Thailand: Graham Heldreth Spotlight

In the fourteen years since Graham Heldreth graduated from culinary school, his career’s taken him everywhere from Thomas Keller’s famous...

April 9, 2018
Success Stories 3 min read

Online Graduate Wins 5 Gold Medals at JCTE Military Cooking Competition

Elaborate cakes resembling fine-art sculptures standing 3 feet tall; perfectly plated dishes reminiscent of 3-Michelin starred restaurants; soldiers trading in...

March 20, 2018
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

Austin Graduate Spotlight: Mary Rodriguez

If Mary Rodriguez told you one thing about being a pastry chef, it would be that the sweet tooth that...

May 12, 2017
Boulder Student Life 6 min read

Boulder Campus Spotlight: Liz Aragon

Like many other chefs, cooking wasn’t something Liz Aragon set out to do. In fact, her ultimate career goal was...

May 10, 2017
Boulder Student Life 4 min read

Boulder Student Spotlight: Breanna Ortiz

As a work-study student in Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts‘ purchasing department, Breanna Ortiz has learned more than she...

March 29, 2017
Boulder Student Life 5 min read

Boulder Student Spotlight: Mahsa Savadkouhi

Mahsa Savadkouhi’s mission in the culinary arts world is simple: to introduce as many people to the unique flavors of...

March 27, 2017
Boulder Student Life 4 min read

Boulder Student Spotlight: Suzanne Armstrong

When it came down to lining up her externship, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Boulder student Suzanne Armstrong thought...

March 8, 2017
Boulder Student Life 3 min read

Boulder Student Spotlight: Ramona Brown

As a career changer, Ramona Brown has a bit of an advantage over the majority of her culinary school peers: years...

March 2, 2017
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Online Culinary Arts Student Spotlight: Tonya Avalos

One look at Tonya Avalos’ photos and one thing is clear: she’s extremely talented. You can also tell that this...

February 23, 2017
Culinary Arts 3 min read

Student Spotlight: Pedro Gandara

For most of our students, a love for the culinary arts begins in childhood kitchens cooking with family and friends....

February 22, 2017
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