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Find out how you can propel your culinary career to new heights! Dive into strategies and insights that may foster professional growth—which could position you for success in a competitive industry.

Recipes & Techniques 6 min read

5 Decorative Bread Scoring Techniques

Discover the art of decorative bread scoring and elevate your bread's appearance with beautiful patterns and designs.

February 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

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
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
Food Entrepreneurship 10 min read

How to Transition Your Food Truck to a Restaurant

Looking to grow your food truck business? Opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant could be your next move! Discover key points to consider as you develop your plan.

January 5, 2024
Culinary Arts 10 min read

How to Find Work-Life Balance as a Chef

You love being a chef, but it can be a tough job. We’ll show you how you can find work-life balance as a professional chef.

December 21, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 10 min read

Is It Time for a New Restaurant Job?

It’s a big decision, but sometimes changing jobs can be right for your career. Let’s put this in perspective, and discuss how to change jobs the right way.

December 15, 2023
Food Entrepreneurship 10 min read

How to Market a Personal Chef Business

Discover strategies for attracting clients and showcasing your skills using this guide for marketing your personal chef business.

December 6, 2023
Hospitality Careers 13 min read

How You Can Become an Event Planner

Discover how you can become an event planner, including some key steps you can take and some attributes that can help you thrive in this exciting career.

November 28, 2023
Success Stories 10 min read

From Military Service to Pastry: Escoffier’s Trenin Nubiru’s Unexpected Career Shift

Discover Trenin Nubiru's incredible journey from military engineer to pastry artisan.

November 22, 2023
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
Culinary & Pastry Careers 9 min read

How to Organize Your Home Kitchen Like a Professional Chef

To set up a home kitchen like a professional chef, efficiency and organization are key.

October 20, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 13 min read

How to Become a Pastry Chef

Curious about how you can turn your passion for baking into a career? Discover how to become a pastry chef, including skills and certifications!

October 3, 2023
Boulder Student Life 10 min read

Why Attend Culinary School in Boulder

Interested in attending culinary school in Boulder? Find out what Escoffier’s campus in Boulder, Colorado, has to offer, and see if it might be right for you.

September 27, 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 & Pastry Careers 13 min read

How to Become a Food & Beverage Director

Find out how you can become a food & beverage director by learning the key steps involved in landing this job, in addition to its main responsibilities.

September 19, 2023
Hospitality Careers 10 min read

How a Degree or Diploma Can Propel Your Hospitality Career

Want to jump-start your hospitality career? A degree in Hospitality & Restaurant Operations Management or in Culinary Arts may give you an advantage.

September 18, 2023
Value of Culinary Education 11 min read

How Long Can It Take to Become a Chef?

Passionate about cooking and want to move into the role of chef? Explore the pathway toward this profession!

September 14, 2023
Baking & Pastry Arts 7 min read

Confectionery Arts: The Sweet Side of Baking & Pastry

What are the confectionery arts? See how this niche blends creativity with technique to produce sweet results in the baking and pastry world.

September 13, 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
Food Entrepreneurship 12 min read

What Makes a Restaurant Successful?

What makes restaurants successful? Explore elements of a top-performing restaurant, as well as some industry terms and marketing tidbits.

September 5, 2023
Baking & Pastry Arts 10 min read

Do You Need Pastry School to Be a Pastry Chef?

Passionate about pastry arts? Have you considered pastry chef training? Find out if you really need to attend pastry school to become a pastry chef.

September 4, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 12 min read

How to Become a Food Stylist: A Career Guide

Curious to learn what a food stylist does and what it might take to be one? Explore how to become a food stylist, along with some secrets of the trade.

August 31, 2023
Value of Culinary Education 11 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
Austin Student Life 8 min read

Why Attend Culinary School in Austin

Interested in attending culinary school in Austin? Find out what Escoffier’s campus in Austin, Texas, has to offer, and see if it might be right for you.

August 24, 2023

What Credentials Do You Need to Be a Plant-Based Chef?

Explore the credentials you may need to become a plant-based chef and discover how obtaining an education can open up job opportunities.

August 18, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 12 min read

Executive Chef vs Head Chef: What Is the Difference?

Explore the difference between executive chefs and head chefs. Learn what these roles have in common, how they differ, and which you might pursue.

August 17, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 10 min read

What Is a Sous Chef?

What is a sous chef? Explore the essential job responsibilities, leadership skills, and education you may need to excel in this role!

August 11, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 10 min read

How to Make a Professional Culinary Portfolio

A professional culinary portfolio is invaluable when seeking employment or clients. Learn the essential components to make your portfolio sizzle.

August 10, 2023

What Can You Learn from a Culinary School Externship?

Explore why it’s important to secure a culinary school externship and how it can benefit your future career!

August 7, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 10 min read

How to Become a Recipe Developer

A recipe developer career can be a great fit at all stages of a culinary career. Find out what experience and skills can help you become a recipe developer.

August 4, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 11 min read

How to Become a Traveling Chef

Thinking about a career as a traveling chef? Discover which opportunities are out there, how to find them, and if you have what it takes.

August 2, 2023
Hospitality Careers 13 min read

How to Become a Hotel Manager

Get the steps you may need to become a hotel manager, from education to experience to certifications. Discover the types of hotels and hotel managers.

July 31, 2023
Hospitality Careers 11 min read

How You Can Get a Job on a Cruise Ship

Curious about how to get a job on a cruise ship? Explore the education, training, and skills you may need to start a hospitality job on the sea!

July 28, 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 9 min read

How to Become a Food Critic: A Step-By-Step Guide

Thinking about becoming a food critic? Learn more about this exciting career, and how a culinary school degree or diploma could help you break into it.

July 20, 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
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
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

How to Become a Sommelier

Find out how to become a sommelier, from education to experience to licensing requirements. Plus, alternative careers if you don’t fancy fine dining.

July 3, 2023
Success Stories 11 min read

Chef Instructor Eric Jenkins’ Journey From Farm House to White House

A short stint in the Army turned into 24 years with stops all over the world—including at the White House. Chef Eric cooked for four U.S. presidents!

June 26, 2023
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