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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.

Recipes & Techniques 2 min read

Pumpkin Bread with Streusel Recipe

Escoffier Chef Instructor Cody Middleton shares one of his cherished recipes for the fall season—Pumpkin Bread!

September 27, 2022
Baking & Pastry Arts 6 min read

What Can You Learn in a Bread Baking Class?

From handling dough to the science of baking, here’s what you can learn in bread baking classes.

September 26, 2022
Recipes & Techniques 5 min read

Apple Turnover Recipe

Escoffier Chef Instructor Sefanie Bishop shares one of her favorite fall pastry recipes—Apple Turnovers!

September 2, 2022
Recipes & Techniques 3 min read

How to Make Peach Melba

Chef Instructor Steve Konopelski demonstrates his take on this world-renowned dish with his Caramelized Peach Melba with Sweet Cream.

August 8, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 9 min read

How To Get A Job As A Pastry Chef

Are you hoping to start a career in baking and pastry? Learn what restaurant managers look for when hiring a pastry chef.

July 28, 2022
Baking & Pastry Arts 6 min read

Sanitation Best Practices in Bakeries

Besides knowing how to produce breads and pastries, here are some ways bakers can keep their bakeries clean and sanitized.

July 22, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 9 min read

How Chefs Can Manage Stress In a Professional Kitchen

There’s no denying a kitchen can be a stressful place to work. Here are ways chefs can manage stress in a professional kitchen.

July 15, 2022
Baking & Pastry Arts 6 min read

6 Advanced Baking Techniques Every Pastry Chef Should Know

Once you master the baking basics, it’s time for advanced skills. Here are seven advanced baking techniques every pastry chef should know.

July 14, 2022
Recipes & Techniques 2 min read

How to Make Nutella Semifreddo

Chef Instructor at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Colette Christian shares how to make her light and velvety Nutella Semifreddo.

July 8, 2022
Food Entrepreneurship 8 min read

4 Keys to Running a Cottage Industry Bakery

Do you want to start a bakery business from home? Before you begin, consider these four tips to running a cottage industry bakery.

July 6, 2022
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
Baking & Pastry Arts 10 min read

What Is It Like to Be a Pastry Chef?

Find out what it takes to work in a bakery or pastry department. What is it really like to be a pastry chef, and how can you get started?

June 22, 2022
Baking & Pastry Arts 6 min read

What Can You Learn in a Cake Decorating Class?

Find out how cake decorating classes—like the ones in Escoffier’s Baking & Pastry Arts programs—can help you elevate your cakes from good to great.

June 13, 2022
Baking & Pastry Arts 9 min read

Is Pastry School Worth It?

Is pastry school worth the investment of money and time that it takes to complete? Here’s how an education can help your career.

June 10, 2022
Recipes & Techniques 2 min read

How to Make Grilled Fruit Dessert Salad

Chef Instructor at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts shares how to make her vibrant Grilled Fruit Dessert Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing.

June 6, 2022

Is Online Baking School Right For You?

Online baking school may be the flexible, accessible answer to your dreams of education. Find out how it works and the type of students it’s best for.

June 3, 2022
Baking & Pastry Arts 7 min read

7 Best Pastry Arts Books According to Professional Chefs

With so many baking and pastry books to choose from, it can be hard to know which ones to read. Start with these recommendations from professional chefs.

June 1, 2022
Recipes & Techniques 6 min read

When to Use an Electric Mixer and When to Use Your Hands

When you’re working as a pastry chef there are various ways to combine ingredients. Learn more about when to use an electric mixer and when to use your hands.

May 30, 2022

How Online Pastry School Works

Curious about online pastry school? Explore more on this accessible, flexible format for your baking and pastry education.

April 29, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 11 min read

How to Become a Baker

Learn the five steps for how to become a baker, and find out how pastry school may help make that journey a little easier.

April 27, 2022
Baking & Pastry Arts 8 min read

Are The Baking and Pastry Arts a Career For You?

Learn about the baking and pastry arts and find out if you’re the type to thrive in this detail-oriented industry.

April 25, 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
Baking & Pastry Arts 6 min read

A Brief Guide to Viennoiseries: History & Most Popular Types

What is a viennoiserie? An entire category of pastry. Take a peek into the history and distinct features of these sweet, pillowy treats.

April 6, 2022
Baking & Pastry Arts 6 min read

6 Skills Every Baker Should Have

While the art and science of baking involves working with various ingredients and techniques, many great bakers could benefit from these six skills.

March 9, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

How Much Do Chefs Make?

Wondering how much chefs make? Find out the answer for several different types of chefs, and explore the many factors that impact a chef’s salary.

February 16, 2022
Baking & Pastry Arts 7 min read

7 Cake Decorating Techniques Every Pastry Chef Needs to Know

Whether your goal is to become a wedding cake designer or a well-rounded pastry chef, here are seven cake decorating techniques you should know.

February 7, 2022
Boulder Student Life 6 min read

7 Best Bakeries in Boulder that Every Pastry Student Should Visit

These seven Boulder bakeries offer specialty treats, unique flavor combinations, late-night delivery services, and more!

January 29, 2022
Baking & Pastry Arts 7 min read

Pastry Chef vs. Baker: What’s the Difference?

Bakers and pastry chefs begin with a similar skill set. But each goes on to specialize in a different branch of the baking world. Learn the difference!

January 27, 2022
Baking & Pastry Arts 6 min read

How to Become a Chocolatier

Fancy a career as a chocolate expert? Find out how to become a chocolatier so you can master this sticky-yet-satisfying artistic medium.

January 21, 2022
Recipes & Techniques 5 min read

How To Make Fruit Pectin

Interested in making your own fruit pectin? We’ve got you covered on pectin’s purpose, tips for using it, and a DIY recipe.

January 17, 2022
Recipes & Techniques 7 min read

How to Make a Modern Peach Melba

Celebrate National Peach Melba Day with this modern take on a beloved Escoffier creation.

January 13, 2022
Baking & Pastry Arts 7 min read

How Much Do Pastry Chefs Make?

Before you leap into a new career in the baking or pastry arts, what are the salary prospects? And what are the variables that impact those wages?

December 16, 2021
World of Food & Drink 5 min read

What Is the World Association of Chefs’ Societies?

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies is a prestigious global association for culinarians across disciplines and international borders. Find out more.

October 27, 2021
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
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
Culinary & Pastry Careers 9 min read

How to Become a Wedding Cake Designer

Expert tips from Escoffier Chef Instructor and baker/designer Steve Konopelski on how to get started as a wedding cake designer. From education to practice to portfolio.

September 21, 2021
Culinary & Pastry Careers 9 min read

How New Chefs Can Stand Out in the Kitchen

If you’re a new chef who wants to make a great impression, read through our roundup of important chef skills and tips for success.

August 4, 2021

How Much Education Do You Need to Be a Chef?

With so many different paths to becoming a chef, how much education do you actually need? Find out the truth about what you need to know, and how you can learn it.

July 30, 2021
Baking & Pastry Arts 8 min read

From Motorsports to Making Tortes: Escoffier Certified Master Pastry Chef® Frank Vollkommer

Meet Certified Master Pastry Chef®, Culinary Olympics Gold Medalist, Escoffier Director of Culinary Industry Development, and motorcycle racer Frank Vollkommer. Learn about his impressive culinary career.

June 21, 2021
Culinary & Pastry Careers 6 min read

Why a Culinary Degree Doesn’t Automatically Make You a “Chef”

Why aren’t culinary school graduates called “chefs?” Learn why experience and education combined are so important to earning the title of Chef in a professional kitchen.

April 21, 2021
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