cooking competition

Step into the exhilarating world of culinary competitions! Learn from ambitious chefs who have risen to the challenge, showcasing their talents and earning acclaim in the culinary spotlight.

Press Releases 2 min read

Escoffier Announces Winners of High School Culinary Competition

Virtual and In-Person Competition Awards Students $297,000 Toward Culinary Scholarships Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, the largest culinary school...

June 28, 2023
Baking & Pastry Arts 5 min read

5 Baking Competition Shows You Should Watch as a Pastry Student

We’ve rounded up the best baking competition shows to watch on TV to elevate your skill set and explore modern baking techniques.

June 2, 2023
World of Food & Drink 10 min read

5 Most Prestigious Cooking Competitions in the World

Learn about the five most prestigious cooking competitions in the world and what it takes to become a competitor.

May 17, 2023
Success Stories 12 min read

Pro Food Stylist Lisa Spychala Learns New Tricks at Escoffier

Experienced food stylist Lisa Spychala explains how a stint on Food Network’s Chopped led her to seek an online culinary education with Escoffier.

February 16, 2023
World of Food & Drink 9 min read

Bocuse d’Or Medalist Philip Tessier on the Intensity of Cooking Competitions

Learn about the intensity of the prestigious Bocuse d’Or competition with two-time medalist Chef Philip Tessier—the first American on the podium!

October 7, 2022
World of Food & Drink 9 min read

5 Best Cooking Shows According to Professional Chefs

If you're looking for inspiration in the kitchen, turn to the TV! Here are five of the best cooking shows according to professional chefs.

May 19, 2022
Baking & Pastry Arts 9 min read

“Be Unapologetically You”: Chef Steve Konopelski on Changing Careers and Being Yourself

Not all successful chefs started culinary careers early. Some found cooking in their “second act,” like entrepreneur and Chef Instructor Steve Konopelski.

October 11, 2021
World of Food & Drink 6 min read

4 Tips for Entering a Competitive Cooking Event

Cooking competitions are a great way to channel your competitiveness and show off your skills. Learn what it takes to succeed in cooking competitions.

May 10, 2021
Culinary Arts 3 min read

Escoffier 2021 Spring Break Culinary Challenge

This past month students from the entire student body of Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts were challenged to create...

April 22, 2021
Boulder Student Life 3 min read

Escoffier Boulder Challenge – November Block

Our new shortened block format provides the opportunity for all Boulder Campus students, especially those newly enrolled, to have a...

December 17, 2020
Boulder Student Life 3 min read

Escoffier Boulder Challenge – September Block

As our cooking challenge has been getting more competitive each week we are now proceeding with shortened blocks, giving all...

November 5, 2020
Boulder Student Life 2 min read

Escoffier Boulder Challenge – The Reboot!

Back by popular demand, the Escoffier Boulder Challenge is a way for Boulder Campus students to show off their cooking skills by...

September 17, 2020
Financing Your Education 3 min read

2020 Escoffier “Plate It Up” TikTok Scholarship Challenge!

Austin and Boulder Residential Scholarship Competition We would like to offer you the opportunity to receive a scholarship up to...

June 12, 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
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

Escoffier Chef Instructor Presents at the 2020 Joint Culinary Training Exercise

Recently, our men and women in uniform traded in their battlefield on land and sea for a battlefield in the...

May 6, 2020
Boulder Student Life 3 min read

Escoffier Boulder Student Challenge

Show off your creative quarantine kitchen skills and join Escoffier Boulder’s weekly cooking challenge for your chance to win gift...

April 20, 2020
Press Releases 1 min read

Escoffier Supports Future Culinarians with Boulder High School Cooking Competition

It’s a premier high school cooking competition, and we have it right on our campus! The annual Young Escoffier Cooking...

April 24, 2019
Press Releases 3 min read

Texas High Schools from Near and Far Gather for Annual Cooking Competition

Hosted at the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Austin, the annual Mystery Basket Competition is one of the...

April 9, 2019
Recipes & Techniques 5 min read

Escoffier Partners with Fischer & Wieser for Cooking Contest

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts and Fischer & Wieser, a Texas-based company known for its gourmet condiments, partnered for...

January 29, 2019
Press Releases 2 min read

Escoffier Austin Partners with the 3rd Annual State of Texas High School BBQ Cook Off

BURNET, TEXAS, May 5.—This weekend, over 250 high school students from all over the state of Texas will gather for...

May 4, 2018
Success Stories 3 min read

Online Graduate Wins 5 Gold Medals at JCTE Military Cooking Competition

Elaborate cakes resembling fine-art sculptures standing 3 feet tall; perfectly plated dishes reminiscent of 3-Michelin starred restaurants; soldiers trading in...

March 20, 2018
Austin Student Life 2 min read

Austin Campus Hosts 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Festival

One of America’s most beloved sides got the main course treatment Sunday, November 19th at the 2nd Annual Mac &...

November 21, 2017
Austin Student Life 2 min read

The Austin Campus’ 2017 Mystery Basket Competition

Celebrity chef judges, pig roasts and picture perfect weather: this year’s Mystery Basket Competition had it all and more. The...

April 14, 2017
Financing Your Education 1 min read

Escoffier Schools Boulder’s 2nd Annual Young Escoffier Competition A Success

On Monday February 13, 2017, twenty teams from high schools in the Denver area participated in the Auguste Escoffier School...

February 21, 2017
Austin Student Life 7 min read

Student Spotlight: Kenneth Allen Jr.

When Kenneth Allen Jr. took a leap of faith and decided to give up a 21 year career in the...

July 2, 2015
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