escoffier heritage

Take a deep exploration into the legacy of the culinary pioneer and our school’s namesake, Auguste Escoffier! Delve into articles that pay homage to his contributions to modern culinary arts and French cuisine.

Culinary Arts 7 min read

How Chef Auguste Escoffier’s Legacy of Innovation and Training Chefs Worldwide Lives On

Is Auguste Escoffier still relevant? Discover the impact the late chef continues to have on the restaurant and food industry more than a century later.

June 24, 2024
Culinary Arts 12 min read

Who Was Auguste Escoffier? The Story Behind the King of Chefs

Who was Georges Auguste Escoffier? Why does our school bear his name? Explore the fascinating story of the iconic French chef who revolutionized cooking!

February 15, 2024
Recipes & Techniques 6 min read

How To Make The Five Mother Sauces

Mother sauces, first classified by French Chef Marie-Antoine Carême and later codified by Auguste Escoffier, are the starting points for...

October 4, 2023
Value of Culinary Education 12 min read

The History of Culinary Arts Education in the U.S.

From the first culinary school in the U.S. to the launch of the best-selling cookbook, explore America’s vibrant history of culinary arts education.

August 28, 2023

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 Arts 7 min read

A History of the Chef’s Hat

While every chef typically wears some type of hat, the one they choose can tell a unique story. Learn more about the history of the chef’s hat.

July 5, 2022
World of Food & Drink 8 min read

French Cooking: How and Why French Cuisine Came to Rule the World

By providing a backbone of flavors and techniques, French cooking has supported many modern cuisines. However, exactly what is French cooking?

May 12, 2022
Recipes & Techniques 3 min read

Auguste Escoffier’s Classic Dessert: Cherries Jubilee

A beloved dessert with little known heritage, Auguste Escoffier is credited with the invention of Cherries Jubilee. Based on her...

September 24, 2021
Baking & Pastry Arts 2 min read

Today is Escoffier Day!

October 28th, is not only Auguste Escoffier’s 174th birthday, but is also the official Escoffier Day as proclaimed by the...

October 28, 2020
Culinary Arts 10 min read

10 Years In and We’re Just Getting Started

“Everything is so unstable in these times of progress at any cost, and social customs and methods of life alter...

September 16, 2020
Press Releases 3 min read

Auguste Escoffier Direct Descendent and Cesar Ritz Successors Convene at the Ritz-Carlton, Denver

The Revolutionary Pair Partnered to Redefine Dining and Hospitality 130 Years Ago More than 130 years ago in France, a...

March 7, 2019
Press Releases 3 min read

Escoffier Leads Special Induction for America’s Test Kitchen Celebrities

America’s Test Kitchen personalities Julia Collin Davison, Bridget Lancaster and Jack Bishop became part of one of the most prestigious...

October 25, 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
Press Releases 2 min read

Celebrated Chefs Turn Out To Honor Culinary Great, Auguste Escoffier

CHICAGO and HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, a premier provider of culinary...

October 27, 2017
Press Releases 4 min read

Boulder Culinary School Welcomes World-Famous Michel Escoffier

BOULDER, CO (Oct. 23, 2017) —–On October 19, the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts of Boulder, Colorado welcomed Michel...

October 23, 2017
Press Releases 3 min read

A Message From Michel Escoffier on Auguste Escoffier's 170th Birthday

Hello all! Auguste Escoffier was born on 28th October 1846 in Villeneuve-Loubet, a small village near Nice, on the Côte...

October 27, 2016
Subscribe to the King of Chefs Blog

Subscribe to the King of Chefs Blog

Get the King of Chefs email newsletter delivered to your inbox weekly. You'll get everything you need to know about culinary & pastry careers, food entrepreneurship, financing your culinary education, and more.