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.

Culinary & Pastry Careers 9 min read

How New Chefs Can Stand Out in the Kitchen

If you’re a new chef who wants to make a great impression, read through our roundup of important chef skills and tips for success.

August 4, 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 & Pastry Careers 8 min read

The Highest Paying Culinary Jobs and Positions

Culinary salaries vary based on education, experience, market, and more. Learn about five of the highest paying culinary jobs to see if they may be a good fit for you.

July 7, 2021

Job or School: Why Not Both?

Culinarians debating between getting a culinary job or a professional chef’s education shouldn’t choose one—they should choose both. Here’s why, and how it can be done.

July 1, 2021
Baking & Pastry Arts 8 min read

From Motorsports to Making Tortes: Escoffier Certified Master Pastry Chef® Frank Vollkommer

Meet Certified Master Pastry Chef®, Culinary Olympics Gold Medalist, Escoffier Director of Culinary Industry Development, and motorcycle racer Frank Vollkommer. Learn about his impressive culinary career.

June 21, 2021
Austin Student Life 3 min read

Escoffier’s Austin Campus is Kick’n It with New Soccer Stadium Culinary Partnership

As if Austin soccer fans weren’t excited enough over their new Austin FC team, they also have unique food and...

June 17, 2021
Culinary & Pastry Careers 11 min read

How to Become a Restaurant Manager

The life of a restaurant manager is different every day. Learn how to start on this path, the types of management jobs, and the skills you’ll need to get there.

June 16, 2021
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
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

What Escoffier Chef Instructors Love Most About Their Jobs

Escoffier Chef Instructors share what lights them up in their culinary school jobs, from sharing their passion to providing mentorship and more.

May 14, 2021

Education: The Most Important Chef’s Tool

Setting yourself up for culinary success means taking advantage of every tool at your disposal. At top of the list is a high-quality culinary education!

May 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 & Pastry Careers 6 min read

Why a Culinary Degree Doesn’t Automatically Make You a “Chef”

Why aren’t culinary school graduates called “chefs?” Learn why experience and education combined are so important to earning the title of Chef in a professional kitchen.

April 21, 2021
Culinary Arts 9 min read

Pet Peeves About Professional Kitchens: Escoffier Chef Instructors “Get Real” About Kitchen Life

Learn about kitchen pet peeves from Escoffier’s Chef Instructors. Avoid these missteps so you can excel in the professional kitchen!

April 16, 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
Baking & Pastry Arts 10 min read

Master Baker Colette Christian on Perseverance and Never Giving Up

Not long ago, the commercial kitchen was a man’s world. But pioneers like Master Baker Colette Christian made a space for themselves, and the female chefs that followed.

March 19, 2021
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

How to Find a Mentor to Help You in Your Culinary Career

You know you want to find a culinary mentor. But where should you look? Here are some resources where you find guidance throughout your culinary career.

March 15, 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 & Pastry Careers 6 min read

4 Traits All Restaurants Look for in Hiring New Chefs

What are the 4 traits restaurants look for when hiring new chefs? How can students learn these skills in culinary school?

February 11, 2021
Culinary & Pastry Careers 6 min read

Do You Eat Chaos for Breakfast? Great: You’ll Thrive in a Kitchen

Think you have what it takes to work in a commercial kitchen? Here’s how to know if you’ll thrive in this high-energy environment!

February 10, 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
World of Food & Drink 5 min read

Is The Long-Term Chef Shortage Over…or Just Paused?

Over the past decade there was a massive shortage of trained chefs, and then COVID-19 happened. What’s next? Will the long-term shortage return?

January 25, 2021
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

How Chefs Can Build Standout Resumes

Tips and tricks to make your chef resume the best it can be. Share your skills, impress the hiring manager, and earn that interview!

January 20, 2021

From Education to Entrepreneur: Benefits of One-on-One Chef Mentoring

Don’t leave your dream of owning a restaurant to fate. Get a chef mentor to help you set a goal and hold you accountable.

January 4, 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 Arts 6 min read

4 Non-Cooking Skills That All Chefs Need

Turns out cooking is only part of what a chef does! Here are four important non-cooking skills that chefs need to keep their kitchens running successfully.

November 11, 2020

4 Reasons Why Employers Pay More For Culinary School Graduates

Employers expect certain things out of culinary school graduates — and they may be willing to pay more to get them. So what makes a degree or diploma so valuable?

October 7, 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
Culinary & Pastry Careers 9 min read

Your First Job In A Professional Kitchen

A successful culinary career requires both patience and dedication. Here are some tips for finding your first job and building your career in a professional kitchen.

July 20, 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

Community College Culinary School Versus Dedicated Culinary Schools: The Case for Specialization

Community college culinary school or dedicated culinary school...which is the right choice for you? Explore the benefits of each before you decide.

June 10, 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
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

Culinary School Graduates Will Require New Skills Post-COVID-19

Culinary school graduates will need to bring to the table not just an eye and taste for good and creative cuisine, but fundamental business skills in order to win in the post-COVID-19 economy.

May 18, 2020
Culinary Arts 6 min read

3 Tips For Becoming an Environmentally-Conscious Chef

Your diners are becoming environmentally-conscious. Here’s how to start thinking about ways to shift your restaurant’s focus to keep and build your customer base.

May 11, 2020

3 Ways Culinary School Can Boost Your Career

If you’re seeking opportunities for career advancement, a culinary diploma could be a great way to stand out versus other job applicants.

April 13, 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 4 min read

Acing Your First Interview Out of Culinary School

This advice can help recent Boulder culinary school graduates make the most of their education leave a positive impression following their interviews.

October 24, 2019
Culinary & Pastry Careers 4 min read

Navigating the Culinary Job Market

Breaking into the culinary job market is exciting, if not a little intimidating. Here are a few stones to turn over first.

October 14, 2019
Food Entrepreneurship 4 min read

Business and Entrepreneurship: The Other ‘Arts’ of Culinary School

There is another art to the culinary industry - that of business and entrepreneurship. Culinary school helps you prepare for both.

July 16, 2019
Austin Student Life 1 min read

Culinary Educator Workshop For Teachers: July 20, 2019

July 20, 2019 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Hone your cooking skills and take continued education classes at our Austin...

May 28, 2019
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