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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.

Culinary Arts 9 min read

Pet Peeves About Professional Kitchens: Escoffier Chef Instructors “Get Real” About Kitchen Life

Learn about kitchen pet peeves from Escoffier’s Chef Instructors. Avoid these missteps so you can excel in the professional kitchen!

April 16, 2021
Baking & Pastry Arts 10 min read

Master Baker Colette Christian on Perseverance and Never Giving Up

Not long ago, the commercial kitchen was a man’s world. But pioneers like Master Baker Colette Christian made a space for themselves, and the female chefs that followed.

March 19, 2021
Baking & Pastry Arts 7 min read

Building an Online Pastry Shop

Online pastry shop owners have a considerable advantage with access to numerous resources such as social media, delivery services, and of course, this article.

January 18, 2021
Culinary Arts 6 min read

A Brief History Of The Chef’s Uniform

From symbolism to double uses, explore a brief history of the chef’s uniform, how it came to be, and why it’s such an honor to wear.

January 11, 2021
Press Releases 2 min read

Escoffier Appoints Certified Master Pastry Chef® Frank Vollkommer As Director Of Culinary Industry Development

One of Only 11 Certified Master Pastry Chefs in the Country, Vollkommer Joins Escoffier to Develop Industry Relationships and Non-Degree...

January 11, 2021
Baking & Pastry Arts 6 min read

Importance of Organization in the Kitchen

An organized kitchen is vital to the operations and efficiency of any food business. Learn why it’s important and get tips to organizing your own cookspace.

December 18, 2020
Recipes & Techniques 3 min read

A New Twist on an Old Classic–Holiday Bruschetta

What comes to mind when you think of bruschetta? Typically it’s chunky tomatoes, aromatic garlic and freshly grated parmesan cheese...

December 15, 2020
Recipes & Techniques 3 min read

Learn How To Make a Classic Bûche De Noël

Bûche De Noël–nothing is a more quintessential Christmas dessert. This French standard, also known as a Yule Log cake, emerged...

December 10, 2020
Recipes & Techniques 2 min read

Plant-Based Brownies? Yes, Please!

With so many requests for plant-based meal options, we wanted to share a unique recipe designed by Escoffier Chef Instructor,...

December 8, 2020
Recipes & Techniques 3 min read

Ring in the Holidays with these Escoffier Chef Inspired Recipes

As the holidays approach this year families may be celebrating a bit differently than in years past. Smaller, more intimate...

November 9, 2020
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
Baking & Pastry Arts 9 min read

A Conversation with Expert Baker and Entrepreneur, Andy Clark

Last week, Escoffier hosted an exciting virtual event with expert baker and business owner Andy Clark. While Andy is a...

July 22, 2020
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
Culinary & Pastry Careers 6 min read

Frozen Sweets of Mexico: Mexican Native, Chef Fany Gerson, Thinks Outside the Cake Box

Not every pastry chef has to own a bakery or make cakes. Sometimes your heritage takes the wheel and steers...

June 15, 2020
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Is Farm to Table Possible, or Practical, for Bakeries?

Achieving the farm to table concept is possible for bakeries, as long as they acknowledge the nature of this goal and key align processes with it.

November 25, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Why the ‘Baked Goods Triangle’ is Important for all Pastry Chefs

Online pastry students have good reason to be mindful of all of the core baking trends, but they should be especially attentive to the baked-goods triangle as they hone their culinary craft.

October 16, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

What’s the Role of Botanical Flavors in Pastries and Baked Goods?

Botanicals have some strong, even bitter and medicinal flavors. But with the right strategy, they can be effectively incorporated into a variety of baked goods.

August 20, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

How Sweet and Savory Flavors Can Strike a Balance in Baked Goods

Bringing sweet and savory flavors together in baked goods allows pastry arts chefs to expand their menus and offer a variety of new flavors to their customers.

July 24, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Diving Deep into Vanilla

Vanilla is a rich, exciting flavor that can be used in a variety of different baked goods and other desserts.

June 17, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Baking Elevated Cakes at High Altitudes

Baking at high altitudes means potentially making a number of adjustments, but the issues that occur at 3,000 feet and above are entirely solvable.

March 6, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

Creative ways to fill croissants

Opportunities abound for online pastry students who want to add a new dimension of flavor and complexity to the otherwise simple but delectable croissant.

January 23, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Pound cakes that have customers asking for seconds

If you're an online pastry student who hasn't yet forayed into the world of pound cakes, get ready: This is your crash course in one of the most simple and revered pastries.

January 15, 2019
Recipes & Techniques 3 min read

How To Make A Gingerbread House

If you’ve ever purchased one of those store-bought gingerbread decorating kits, you understand how they often leave much to be...

December 21, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Classic winter holiday baked goods to add to your arsenal

Learn some new holiday baked good recipes that will be sure to delight and surprise a wide variety of diners.

December 21, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

Bread bowl basics: Making edible dishware work for you

Austin culinary students would be wise to include this option on their menu, but first, they need to understand the basics of the bread bowl.

December 7, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Avoiding color overload: These bakery treats get back to basics

The unicorn food trend will continue to have a place for some time to come, but there are plenty of less-garish desserts to incorporate in your repertoire as well.

November 13, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

The versatility of laminated dough

If you're an online culinary student who isn't already cooking with laminated dough, you should be.

November 7, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 2 min read

How To Make Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

If you didn’t think pumpkin pie could get any better, you probably didn’t know you could add chocolate. And bourbon...

October 25, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Crisps and crumbles that keep customers coming back

Crisps and crumbles are not difficult to make, and your customers will just keep coming back for more.

October 19, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

Fall for fig pastries this season

Figs fit into a variety of baked goods and pastries, and fall is an especially good time to utilize their flavor in many different application.

October 15, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

Finding new frosting flavors to liven up cakes and more

Frostings take many forms beyond the classics like chocolate and vanilla. Culinary arts students can use these examples for inspiration developing their own unique frosting flavors.

September 19, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Mix or scratch: How should you prepare your desserts?

Should you make your next dessert from a mix or from scratch? 

August 15, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

How to make pastry look amazing

Flavor isn't everything when it comes to perfect pastries. Texture, aroma and presentation all play a large role in attracting customers to a bakery.

July 24, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

No-bake desserts that are easy on your prep team and kitchen

No-bake desserts can work just as well in professional kitchens as they can at home. Consider these sweet treats whether you don't want to turn on your own oven or need to cut down on prep work at the restaurant.

July 9, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 1 min read

How To Assemble and Decorate a 3 Tier Cake

When it comes to cake decorating, sometimes less is more. You can make a big impact with small additions and...

July 2, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

What’s driving the rise of pastry arts academies?

An array of advanced techniques go into becoming a professional pastry chef, and those who commit to learning the tools and tricks of the trade find a variety of career possibilities.

May 11, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Baked desserts to beat your customers’ winter blues

One way students learning the art of baking can bring cheer to friends, classmates or customers is through creative and tasty desserts that brighten the day.

February 19, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 2 min read

How To Make Key Lime Pie

If you ask most Americans what their favorite pie is, we bet Key Lime is amongst the top responses. We’re...

January 23, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

The tastiest coconut-based desserts you need to know about

How many ways can you use coconut in your desserts?

November 15, 2017
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

Wintry pastries that everyone will love

What better way for a pastry student to show off newly crafted skills than stunning holiday treats?

November 15, 2017
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