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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.

Why Study at a French Culinary Institute?

Discover why you should study at a French culinary institute…including exploring French cooking techniques, ingredients, and dining experiences.

February 3, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

How to Prepare for an Executive Chef Interview

Prepare for your executive chef interview and stage request by exploring our top interview tips. Unpack common questions and skills you might need.

January 27, 2023
Food Entrepreneurship 11 min read

How Much Can It Cost to Start a Restaurant?

If you’re interested in food entrepreneurship, you may be wondering: how much does it cost to start a restaurant? Here are some costs you can expect.

January 25, 2023

What to Expect When You Attend Cooking School

What will you find when you attend cooking school at Escoffier? A variety of in-depth programs, flexible campus options, expert Chef Instructors, and more.

January 19, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

10 Common Interview Questions for a Chef Position

Ready to start your career as a professional chef? Here’s a list of the chef interview questions.

January 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
Food Entrepreneurship 9 min read

7 Side Hustles Great Cooks Can Start for Extra Cash

If you’re a cook looking for extra cash, consider one of these culinary side hustles. Options include catering events, selling food products, and blogging.

December 29, 2022
Food Entrepreneurship 10 min read

How Many Employees Does It Take to Run a Restaurant?

Discover the perfect team size for your restaurant's success! Learn how factors like cuisine, size, and service hours shape the ideal staffing strategy for a thriving restaurant business.

December 21, 2022
Culinary Arts 7 min read

5 Experiences that All Great Chefs Should Have

Whether you start your own restaurant, write a cookbook, or train under elite chefs, here are experiences all chefs should have.

December 6, 2022
Value of Culinary Education 11 min read

How to Train Your Restaurant Employees

The Work and Learn program by Auguste Escoffier Global Solutions can help restaurants educate employees with online degrees and diplomas or custom training programs.

November 30, 2022
Culinary Arts 6 min read

What Is a Maillard Reaction?

Discover how the Maillard reaction affects the most important aspects of your culinary masterpiece, including flavor, color, and aroma!

November 22, 2022
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

7 Reasons to Get an Online Hospitality Degree

Get an online hospitality degree without uprooting your life or quitting your job. Explore industry technology & bring your unique experience to the field.

October 28, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

How to Become a Pitmaster

Your ultimate guide on how to become a pitmaster or BBQ expert. Follow a step-by-step process to start on this path!

October 17, 2022

How to Manage Your Time as an Online Culinary Arts Student

Time-saving strategies for busy or working online culinary school students, who want to succeed in their education.

October 14, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

8 Steps Restaurants Can Take to Prepare for Inflation

Tips to cut restaurant costs as everything from food to labor to utilities gets more expensive. Plus find out what’s contributing to worldwide inflation.

October 13, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

What Does It Take to Be a Line Cook?

Thinking about starting a career as a line cook? Find out how to become a cook, what your daily responsibilities might look like, and how to advance.

October 11, 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
Culinary & Pastry Careers 9 min read

The Difference Between a Professional Cook and a Chef

Curious about the main differences between a professional chef and cook? Here are the key distinctions between each of these important kitchen roles!

September 14, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 10 min read

What Culinary Training Do You Need for a Professional Cooking Career?

Culinary training is a long-term endeavor that starts with safety and sanitation, knife skills, flavors, and cooking techniques. Start at culinary school!

September 12, 2022
Financing Your Education 9 min read

How Long Does It Take to Pay Back Student Loan Debt…And Is It Worth It?

Is it worth it to spend years repaying student loan debt? If that investment gets you closer to your career goals, then it just may be.

September 9, 2022
Hospitality Careers 7 min read

Careers a Hospitality & Restaurant Operations Management Degree Can Prepare You For

Discover thousands of careers you can pursue now with a Hospitality & Restaurant Operations Management degree from Escoffier!

August 29, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 10 min read

What Does It Mean to Be a Professional Cook?

A professional cook prepares and cooks food for a living, but is not necessarily a chef. Learn the difference and how you could start cooking professionally.

August 26, 2022

How Do You Take Virtual Cooking Classes?

With a combo of reading, live sessions, cooking practice, and personalized feedback, virtual cooking classes can be a smart way to learn the culinary arts!

August 25, 2022
Health & Wellness Careers 7 min read

Dietitian vs. Nutritionist: What is the Difference?

Both nutritionists and dietitians work with food and health, but a dietitian is often more regulated and educated than a nutritionist.

August 15, 2022
Value of Culinary Education 11 min read

Is Culinary School a Waste of Money?

Education in creative pursuits might sometimes seem like a “waste of money.” Learn how culinary school can be a good investment.

August 11, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

5 Effective Ways Chefs Can Communicate With Wait Staff

Great chefs are also skilled communicators. Here are five ways chefs can improve communication with wait staff.

August 9, 2022
World of Food & Drink 8 min read

The Future of Culinary Education Is Here: This Is What It Looks Like

As the world changes, so does culinary school. Here’s what the future of culinary education might have in store.

August 4, 2022
Culinary Arts 6 min read

5 Culinary Apps All Chefs Should Have

Here are the top culinary apps every chef should have: creating recipes, managing inventory, food trends and more.

August 2, 2022
Food Entrepreneurship 8 min read

How GLEAM & Escoffier’s Mentorship Program Can Guide Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Escoffier has teamed up with the GLEAM network to offer mentorship opportunities to student and alumni entrepreneurs. Check out these success stories!

August 1, 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
Culinary & Pastry Careers 9 min read

How To Get A Job As A Pastry Chef

Are you hoping to start a career in baking and pastry? Learn what restaurant managers look for when hiring a pastry chef.

July 28, 2022
Culinary Arts 9 min read

How to Communicate Effectively in the Kitchen

Check out these tips on how to communicate in the kitchen for both a productive and safe foodservice operation.

July 25, 2022
Hospitality Careers 8 min read

What Skills Do You Need for a Career in Hospitality and Tourism?

Learn about the important skills you need to start a successful career in the hospitality and tourism industry.

July 21, 2022
Culinary Arts 8 min read

7 Tips for Becoming a Faster Cook

If you’re looking to increase your speed in the kitchen, check out these tips for becoming a faster cook.

July 20, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 9 min read

What Chefs Look For When Hiring Culinary School Graduates

Before you begin a professional cooking career, learn about what chefs may look for when hiring culinary school graduates.

July 18, 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
Food Entrepreneurship 11 min read

The Pros and Cons of Becoming an Uber Eats Restaurant Partner

If you want to offer food delivery, consider working with a delivery company. Here are some of the pros and cons of becoming an Uber Eats restaurant partner.

July 8, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

5 More Ways to Manage Your Time as a Chef

Kitchens are busy places and chefs have to efficiently manage their time. Here are five time management techniques that chefs can adopt.

July 4, 2022

Is Getting a Degree in Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Worth It?

Yes it is! Holistic nutrition and wellness is about more than just healthy eating. It could be the first step to an exciting and lucrative career in health!

June 30, 2022
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