career advancement

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.

Value of Culinary Education 20 min read

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Culinary School

Find out the essential criteria to help you evaluate and choose the right culinary school for you.

June 17, 2024
Value of Culinary Education 12 min read

How Much Education Might You Need to Become a Chef?

Do you need professional training as a chef to succeed? Explore the value of chef education and if it may be right for you.

June 6, 2024
Boulder Student Life 9 min read

7 Restaurants in Boulder Every Culinary Student Should Visit

Indulge in Boulder's finest dining against a backdrop of Rocky Mountain vistas. Discover the don’t-miss restaurants to inspire your culinary creativity.

May 23, 2024
Hospitality Careers 16 min read

How to Get a Job in the Hospitality Industry

Looking for jobs in hospitality? Our guide breaks down what you may need and how you might land a position.

May 22, 2024
Hospitality Careers 14 min read

How You Can 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.

May 22, 2024
Recipes & Techniques 10 min read

Table Setting Etiquette 101: A Brief Guide

The right table setting is a great way to establish ambiance for your event or restaurant. Find out the proper way to set a table for basic, casual, or formal settings.

May 10, 2024
Culinary & Pastry Careers 11 min read

What Is Food Tourism? A Guide to Culinary Career Opportunities

Foodie adventures and dream jobs await! Explore how you can combine culinary passion and travel with a career in food tourism.

May 9, 2024
Recipes & Techniques 6 min read

How to Butterfly Cut Meats and Poultry

Find out what a butterfly cut is, why it’s important, and the proper technique in this butterfly cutting guide.

April 30, 2024
Baking & Pastry Arts 20 min read

Commercial Baking: A Guide to Scaling Your Bakery Business

Take your bakery business to the next level with this guide to help you scale successfully.

April 19, 2024
Baking & Pastry Arts 11 min read

A Guide to Sourdough Bread: Recipes, Traditions & Baking Tips

Get started making your own delicious sourdough bread from home! Our guide can give you the insights and information you might need to excel.

March 29, 2024
Value of Culinary Education 14 min read

How International Students Can Get a US-based Culinary Education

Want to study culinary arts in the U.S. but can’t get here? Our guide can tell you how international students can study culinary arts online at Escoffier.

March 25, 2024
Success Stories 9 min read

Everyone’s Favorite Cookie Guy: Wes Duckworth’s Story from Escoffier to Entrepreneur

Dive into Wes Duckworth's journey, where resilience, innovation, and a profound love for cookies converge.

March 18, 2024
Culinary Arts 9 min read

Knife Skills: 10 Knife Cuts Every Professional Cook Should Know

Knife skills can make or break your career in the kitchen, so check out these ten knife cuts all serious cooks need to know!

March 7, 2024
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.

February 28, 2024
Culinary & Pastry Careers 15 min read

Are the Culinary Arts a Good Career Choice For You?

Discover whether your love of food could lead you to a career in the culinary arts, with inside advice from current chefs and former students.

February 23, 2024
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
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 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
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
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