career services

Explore a broad range of articles about Escoffier’s Career Services! See how you can traverse the ever-evolving culinary job market, from resume building to interview preparation.

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
Health & Wellness Careers 11 min read

How You Can Become a Health Coach

Love the world of health & wellness? Explore how you can become a health coach, including the training and education you might need to start.

April 2, 2024
Value of Culinary Education 11 min read

Benefits of Mindfulness for Students in Culinary School

Find out how you can manage stress and thrive in your culinary journey and life with these mindfulness tips for students.

March 15, 2024

Why It’s Important to Find a Peer Mentor in Culinary School

Discover why finding peer mentors in culinary school is important and how it can enhance your learning experience and career in the culinary industry.

January 18, 2024

How Culinary School Students Can Foster a Sense of Belonging

Discover how students can find community and an invaluable sense of belonging in culinary school.

November 14, 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

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 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 7 min read

Why Businesses Should Partner with Culinary Schools for Externships

Working with Escoffier’s externs can help restaurants, bakeries, and hotels to fill entry-level positions and maybe find their next rock star hire!

May 15, 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
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
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

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 8 min read

So You Want to Be a Vegan Chef? Here’s How.

Should you go to plant-based culinary school… if you want to become a vegan chef? Here’s what’s necessary (and what’s recommended) for this career path.

May 4, 2022
Baking & Pastry Arts 7 min read

How to Become a Cake Decorator

If you love turning cakes and frostings into works of art, you may be wondering how to become a cake decorator. Here are some steps to get started.

April 10, 2022

5 Culinary School Skills You Can Take With You Anywhere

No matter where life takes you, culinary school can help you develop skills you can carry into the future. Here are the top five.

March 11, 2022

What Is An Externship and Are They Paid?

Whether an externship is paid or unpaid depends on the employer and the associated school. At Escoffier, students are welcome to seek paid externships!

February 21, 2022

Should I Go To Culinary School? A Guide For Deciding

You can’t answer “Should I go to culinary school” until you’ve answered some other questions first. Use this worksheet to help you think it through.

January 5, 2022
Press Releases 3 min read

Escoffier Enhances Online Career Center To Help Meet Demands of Industry’s Hiring Challenges

Employer Partners Looking to Hire Trained, Credentialed Staff Now Have Exclusive Access to 12,000 Students and Alumni Seeking Culinary Careers...

August 5, 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 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
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

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
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
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

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
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
Culinary & Pastry Careers 3 min read

Looking at the Projected Job Outlook for Chefs

Culinary students and professional chefs alike should welcome the good news about projected employment growth throughout the culinary world.

October 14, 2019
Boulder Student Life 2 min read

7 Denver Chefs Join Escoffier Panel Discussion at “Making The Cut” Event

Active students and alumni gathered at Under The Sun Eatery and Pizzeria in Boulder, CO on September 26th, 2018 for...

December 11, 2018
Press Releases 1 min read

Escoffier Alumni Association Celebrates Over 500 Members

The Escoffier Alumni Association is happy to announce that it has reached over 500 members. Beginning less than a year...

September 5, 2018

A look at the Disney Culinary program from Culinary Director, Michael Pythoud

For most people around the world, the Disney name is synonymous with excellence. From the theme parks and resorts to...

February 28, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Networking tips for aspiring chefs

Networking is important in every field, but in the culinary world it's especially vital. Practical career advice can help you make the most of new opportunities.

February 21, 2018
Boulder Student Life 1 min read

Escoffier Boulder Job Fair January 5th!

January 5, 2018 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Escoffier Campus Kitchens Join us at the upcoming campus job fair. Meet...

December 14, 2017
Culinary Arts 4 min read

How To Interview For A Restaurant Job

Here are some tips to guide you as you apply for the job and get ready for the interview.

March 21, 2017
Culinary Arts 3 min read

Get The Most Out Of Your Culinary Education

Your instructors won't be there in person to lead the way, so you need to take initiative and make the most of your education.

January 10, 2017
Culinary & Pastry Careers 3 min read

Culinary Careers: The Sous Chef

A sous chef is a teacher, manager, problem-solver and culinary expert all wrapped up into one.

September 2, 2015
Culinary & Pastry Careers 1 min read

The Perks Escoffier School’s Career Services Has To Offer

Get Ready To Enjoy All The Perks Career Services Has To Offer From Resume Writing to In-School Recruitment Our career...

April 15, 2015
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