pastry chef

Indulge in the realm of pastry arts! Explore articles that delve into the precision, innovation, and sheer artistry of pastry chefs as they craft delectable confections and awe-inspiring desserts.

Baking & Pastry Arts 20 min read

Commercial Baking: A Guide to Scaling Your Bakery Business

Take your bakery business to the next level with this guide to help you scale successfully.

April 19, 2024
Baking & Pastry Arts 11 min read

A Guide to Sourdough Bread: Recipes, Traditions & Baking Tips

Get started making your own delicious sourdough bread from home! Our guide can give you the insights and information you might need to excel.

March 29, 2024
Success Stories 9 min read

Everyone’s Favorite Cookie Guy: Wes Duckworth’s Story from Escoffier to Entrepreneur

Dive into Wes Duckworth's journey, where resilience, innovation, and a profound love for cookies converge.

March 18, 2024
Recipes & Techniques 6 min read

5 Decorative Bread Scoring Techniques

Discover the art of decorative bread scoring and elevate your bread's appearance with beautiful patterns and designs.

February 5, 2024
Success Stories 10 min read

Beyond Borders: A Tenacious Culinary Graduate’s Inspiring Journey from Ecuador to Austin

Discover Escoffier graduate Estefania Colamarco’s journey from Ecuador to the U.S. as she followed her culinary dreams.

January 24, 2024
Culinary Arts 10 min read

How to Find Work-Life Balance as a Chef

You love being a chef, but it can be a tough job. We’ll show you how you can find work-life balance as a professional chef.

December 21, 2023
Recipes & Techniques 3 min read

How to Make Pecan Pie Filling

There’s nothing quite like the comforting aroma of freshly baked goods on Thanksgiving day to warm hearts and boost spirits....

November 1, 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
Recipes & Techniques 5 min read

How to Make a Blackberry Galette

As summer comes to a close, popular summer fruits, like berries, make way for fall favorites like apples and pears....

September 20, 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
Food Entrepreneurship 13 min read

How to Start a Bakery Business from Home

Being a baker doesn’t mean you can’t work from home. Cottage food laws allow bakers to start their own businesses right from their own kitchens! Here’s how.

August 16, 2023
Baking & Pastry Arts 9 min read

Baking Basics: Essential Baking Tips & Techniques for Beginners

Every baker can benefit from some foundational baking techniques. Pastry school can help you pick up these skills.

August 14, 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
Recipes & Techniques 4 min read

How to Make Soy Glazed Pacific Halibut with Crispy Mushroom Roll and Bok Choy

Pacific halibut is one of the largest species of flatfish and is primarily found in the icy waters of the...

July 24, 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
Recipes & Techniques 6 min read

How to Make Popovers: A Recipe

Curious about how to make popovers at home? Explore this easy popover recipe and discover the essential ways to serve them!

July 6, 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
Baking & Pastry Arts 6 min read

What Is Gluten-Free Bread and How Is It Made?

Find out what gluten-free bread really is and how it’s made–from the ingredients to the baking process.

May 19, 2023
Baking & Pastry Arts 6 min read

6 Pastries Every Professional Baker Should Know How to Make

Every professional baker should know how to make these seven pastries. Build your pastry skills with Escoffier.

May 10, 2023
Recipes & Techniques 5 min read

A Special Mother’s Day Cake – White Chocolate Buttercream with Fresh Fruit

In the U.S., Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. It shares the same day in some...

May 6, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 10 min read

What Are the Career Opportunities in Baking and Pastry?

If you have a knack for mixing up cookies, breads, or cakes, check out these baking & pastry careers that can allow your skills to shine.

April 28, 2023
Recipes & Techniques 7 min read

Easter Celebrations Are Full of Hoppy Traditions

The Easter Bunny,  spring bonnets, egg hunts, and of course… the food!  Easter traditions are alive and well across the...

April 6, 2023
Recipes & Techniques 3 min read

How to Make Crepes

With the help of Escoffier Chef Instructor Stefanie Bishop, learn how to make crepes and find out the best fillings for this thin pancake.

March 13, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 15 min read

13 Great Culinary Careers in the Food Industry

Discover top careers in food like chef consultant, recipe developer, & more. Plus responsibilities, qualifications, and who each career could be great for.

March 10, 2023
Baking & Pastry Arts 7 min read

How Much Can Baking Classes Cost?

If you’re interested in picking up some new kitchen skills, you may be wondering how much baking classes can cost.

February 24, 2023
Recipes & Techniques 12 min read

Grab Your Piece of the Pie!

Just the mention of pie probably brings up childhood memories of cooking with mom or grandma—those fresh fruits and flakey...

February 20, 2023
Recipes & Techniques 3 min read

Treat Your Sweetie to a Valentine’s Day Delight – Chocolate Raspberry Tarts

Whether you’re enrolled in culinary school as a pastry arts student working toward your degree or diploma, an executive chef...

February 14, 2023
Baking & Pastry Arts 8 min read

How to Open a Bakery: 6 Steps to Success

Ready to explore how to open a bakery? Consider these easy steps including location, capital, permits, and more.

February 13, 2023
Recipes & Techniques 3 min read

How to Make Coeur a la Creme with Raspberry Sauce

Escoffier Chef Instructor Matthew Lewis shares his French dessert, Coeur a la Creme with raspberry sauce recipe.

January 25, 2023
Recipes & Techniques 12 min read

Some Souper Recipes from Escoffier Chef Instructors

The thought of hot and hearty soup can bring up notions of time gone by. Memories of tomato soup and...

January 17, 2023
Baking & Pastry Arts 11 min read

How Much Does It Cost to Open a Bakery?

The cost to open a bakery may include leasing a space, permits, renovations, equipment purchases, inventory, and more. Plan your bakery with cost estimates.

January 13, 2023
Baking & Pastry Arts 6 min read

Cake Decorating Tips: How to Choose the Right Pastry Bag

Choosing a pastry bag? Discover how these tips might impact your cake decorating techniques in the kitchen.

December 15, 2022
Culinary Arts 7 min read

5 Tips All Chefs Should Follow to Avoid Burnout

Professional chefs might experience chronic stress in a busy kitchen, working long hours. Discover how to avoid burnout in the culinary world.

December 7, 2022
Recipes & Techniques 2 min read

How to Make Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

Escoffier Chef Instructor Renee Moreno shares a decadent dark chocolate peppermint truffle recipe great for the holidays.

November 30, 2022
Recipes & Techniques 7 min read

7 Substitutes for All-Purpose Flour

Are you looking for substitutes for all-purpose flour? Check out these flour substitutes made from nuts, beans, and other grains.

October 31, 2022
Recipes & Techniques 7 min read

Apple Tart Recipe

Escoffier Chef Instructor Stefanie Bishop shares her apple tart recipe made from scratch. This recipe is perfect for fall festivities.

October 24, 2022
Success Stories 8 min read

Escoffier Graduate Cassie Wallace Discovers Her Strengths in the Face of Disability

A diagnosis of an auditory processing disorder may have limited the future of this baking and pastry grad. Instead, she is excelling in the industry!

October 19, 2022
World of Food & Drink 7 min read

The Debate Is On. Which Is Cooler: Culinary Arts or Pastry Arts?

Where do you stand in the great culinary arts vs. pastry arts debate? With the pioneering chefs in culinary? Or the artsy perfectionists in pastry?

October 6, 2022
Value of Culinary Education 14 min read

What Are the Different Chef Certifications?

Cooks and chefs can obtain numerous chef certifications. Here are some of the most popular options.

October 3, 2022
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