career change

Navigate a career transition into the culinary industry! Uncover real-world stories, advice, and resources for individuals looking to make a transformative pivot to pursue their passion.

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
Success Stories 14 min read

“See as Much as You Can”: Chef Instructor Gregory Bonath’s Lifelong Embrace of Curiosity

With the support of family and mentors, Chef Gregory left his small town behind and embarked on a unique culinary career that has culminated at Escoffier.

April 26, 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
Food Entrepreneurship 9 min read

How to Start a Meal Prep Business

Ready to start a meal prep business? Find out how this business model combines culinary artistry, personal chef services, and catering!

January 4, 2024
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
Success Stories 10 min read

From Scrubs to Aprons: A Chef’s Incredible Journey from the ER to the Kitchen

Embark on Chef Dawn's remarkable odyssey, transitioning from the fast-paced world of nursing to the creative realm of a Chef Instructor.

December 4, 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
Food Entrepreneurship 15 min read

How to Become a Food Influencer

Spend your days creating content and sharing it with your online audience as a foodie influencer. Here’s how to get started.

October 25, 2023
Food Entrepreneurship 11 min read

Kitchen Incubators: What They Are & Why You Might Use One

Kitchen incubators can be a way for small food businesses to access commercial kitchen equipment and business advice in one location.

October 19, 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
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
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
Food Entrepreneurship 17 min read

How to Open a Coffee Shop: A Step-By-Step Guide

Wondering how to start your own coffee shop? Find out what you need to know in our step-by-step guide.

August 25, 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

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
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

Escoffier Student Suhalia Gant Trades Push Ups For Pastry

Escoffier graduate Suhalia Gant went from personal trainer to pastry cook. Find out how Escoffier’s online baking & pastry program helped her get there.

July 19, 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
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

How to Become a Food Writer

Becoming a food writer could be a rewarding career if you enjoy writing and the culinary arts! Here’s how you can take the next step.

June 20, 2023
Health & Wellness Careers 12 min read

What Is Holistic Nutrition and Wellness?

What is holistic nutrition and wellness exactly? Explore several career options and the education you may need to enter this thriving field.

June 16, 2023
Value of Culinary Education 12 min read

Learning How to Cook: A Guide for Beginners

If you want to learn how to cook, start here. Tips for practicing techniques, conversion tables, and how to take the next steps beyond beginner.

June 5, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 48 min read

How to Become a Chef: The Essential Guide

How to earn the title of “chef” with the broadest application across the professional food service industry.

May 30, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 9 min read

Which Culinary Career Is Right For You? 5 Tips for Choosing a Career in Food

Even if you know you want to work in food, choosing a career can be difficult. Check these tips for selecting a career in food.

April 12, 2023

Which Degree Do You Need to Become a Nutritionist?

Do you enjoy healthy cooking and creating nutritious recipes? Find out the type of education you may need to start a career as a nutritionist.

April 3, 2023
Food Entrepreneurship 14 min read

8 Career Paths If You Want to Be a Food Entrepreneur

If you’re interested in merging business with the culinary world, consider these 8 careers for food entrepreneurs.

March 20, 2023
Food Entrepreneurship 6 min read

5 Tips For How To Become a Personal Chef

Jumping into a career as a personal chef? Here are five tips to help you set your new business up for success, from marketing to networking.

March 17, 2023
Food Entrepreneurship 14 min read

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Home-Based Catering Business

Here are the key steps to follow to start a home-based catering business.

March 3, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 37 min read

The Essential Guide to Careers in Foodservice

Explore careers in the food industry, from restaurants to artisan producers to hospitality workers. A future in food can mean much more than cooking!

February 10, 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
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
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

A Day in the Life of an Online Culinary Student

A day in the life of an online culinary student includes video lessons, cooking demonstrations, discussion boards, and more.

October 5, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

5 Alternative Careers Out of Culinary School

Not all culinary students become chefs. Here are five alternative careers culinary school graduates can pursue.

October 4, 2022
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