restaurant management

Experience the expertise of restaurant management! Explore the intricacies of leading a successful dining establishment, from mastering operational finesse to curating memorable guest experiences.

Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

How to Retain and Train Back of House Employees

Employee retention can be a challenge for restaurant managers. Get tips for keeping the people you’ve got, plus how you can work with Escoffier for better training.

February 25, 2022
Culinary Arts 7 min read

What Is Mise en Place and Why Is It So Important to Chefs?

The French term “mise en place” is an important concept for every chef to understand. Learn how mastering this practice can lead to a more organized kitchen.

February 8, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 9 min read

How to Hire Restaurant Employees Who Want a Career (Not Just a Job)

If you’re a restaurant manager, you know how costly turnover can be. Here are some tips for hiring long-term employees you can count on.

January 18, 2022
Hospitality Careers 6 min read

What is Hospitality & Restaurant Operations Management?

Hospitality and restaurant operations management focuses on the logistics of foodservice, hiring, training, and guest experience. Here's an in-depth look.

January 10, 2022
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

Career Options for Ex-Chefs

Looking for a culinary career change? Here are some popular options for those who want to hang up the chef's hat and try something new.

October 15, 2021
Culinary Arts 6 min read

The Importance of Measurement in the Kitchen

In order to know what needs a dash more, you need to start out by measuring in the kitchen.

October 6, 2021
World of Food & Drink 7 min read

The Future of the Restaurant Industry in a Post-COVID World

The restaurant industry was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. What can we expect moving forward, and how can you prepare?

October 4, 2021
Baking & Pastry Arts 8 min read

The Art of Scaling a Bakery

To scale a bakery, you have to reach more customers and decrease your per-unit costs. It’s a careful balance, and here’s how it’s done.

August 20, 2021
Food Entrepreneurship 6 min read

Positioning Statements for Restaurant Marketing

What is a positioning statement, and how do restaurants position themselves? We’ll show you how restaurants can set themselves up for success through positioning.

June 23, 2021
Culinary & Pastry Careers 11 min read

How to Become a Restaurant Manager

The life of a restaurant manager is different every day. Learn how to start on this path, the types of management jobs, and the skills you’ll need to get there.

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

5 Best Plant-Based Restaurants in Chicago

Looking for delicious plant-based restaurants in Chicago? Here’s a list of 5 of the best plant-based restaurants in the area and some of their signature dishes.

June 9, 2021

Should Restaurant Owners Go to Culinary School?

Ever wonder if going to culinary school is worth it or not? Learn more about all of the benefits of attending culinary school as a restaurant owner.

June 2, 2021
Culinary Arts 6 min read

How to Handle Rude Customers

You have the power to turn handling a rude customer into a positive and even promotional experience for your restaurant.

April 14, 2021
Food Entrepreneurship 7 min read

From Kenya to Colorado: Chef Arnold Safari on Starting a Restaurant During COVID-19

Learn how Chef Safari made Colorado his new home, and how he knew he was ready to start a restaurant during the coronavirus pandemic.

April 1, 2021
Food Entrepreneurship 6 min read

How to Purchase the Right Furniture for Your Restaurant

Before making a large and important investment in furniture for your restaurant keep these four factors in mind.

March 12, 2021
World of Food & Drink 8 min read

4 Ways All Chefs Should Handle Food Critics

Everyone dining at your restaurant might be a critic. How do you prepare?

March 3, 2021
Food Entrepreneurship 6 min read

How to Incorporate Sustainable Practices in Your Restaurant

This is how you can incorporate sustainable practices in your restaurant and increase your customers.

February 24, 2021
Culinary Arts 6 min read

Correcting Some Common Kitchen Disasters

Kitchen calamities happen to everyone. That’s just part of learning to cook! Keep a cool head and use these tricks to fix some common kitchen disasters.

February 17, 2021
Culinary Arts 7 min read

4 Menu Planning Tips For Young Chefs

A restaurant menu has a lot of moving parts to consider! Here are 4 menu planning tips to help young chefs get started with their own culinary creations.

February 3, 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 2 min read

Our Top 5 Blogs of 2020

In case you missed them, here are the most popular articles that Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts published in 2020.

December 29, 2020
World of Food & Drink 6 min read

The Latest in Food Tech

New innovations in food tech can help us to create a more sustainable food chain and reduce waste. Learn about the most exciting developments of 2020!

December 23, 2020
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
Food Entrepreneurship 11 min read

How to Promote Your Restaurant on Social Media

Is social media still a mystery to you? Learn how to promote your restaurant on social media with these specific examples and techniques.

December 8, 2020
Food Entrepreneurship 8 min read

3 Tips for Properly Managing Food Costs

Proper food cost management is the difference between a restaurant that struggles and one that thrives. Learn three tips to help protect your bottom line!

November 4, 2020
Food Entrepreneurship 7 min read

4 Tips for Promoting Happy Hour in Your Restaurant

Looking to boost your revenue? Here are four happy hour ideas to get more customers and make the most of that post-work, pre-dinner stretch.

September 7, 2020
Culinary Arts 7 min read

4 Ways Chefs Can Reduce Food Waste

Do you know how much food ends up in landfills each year? Find out, and learn some ways chefs can reduce food waste in their restaurants.

September 2, 2020
Food Entrepreneurship 7 min read

How to Create the Right Atmosphere in Your Restaurant

Creating the right restaurant atmosphere means paying close attention to what your guests see, hear, and feel. Set the right mood to help your space stand out!

August 24, 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
Food Entrepreneurship 7 min read

Escoffier Graduate Quyen Trinh Elevates the Vietnamese Dining Experience by opening Anise Modern Vietnamese Eatery

Quyen Trinh is a graduate of the Escoffier Diploma in Culinary Arts program at the Boulder Campus and owner of...

June 24, 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
Culinary Arts 6 min read

3 Tips For Becoming an Environmentally-Conscious Chef

Your diners are becoming environmentally-conscious. Here’s how to start thinking about ways to shift your restaurant’s focus to keep and build your customer base.

May 11, 2020
Food Entrepreneurship 7 min read

Visible Sanitation is Now an Unspoken Marketing Requirement for Restaurants

Visible sanitation practices are more important than ever. Here are some ways you can show customers you’re getting them right...and earn their trust.

May 4, 2020
Food Entrepreneurship 7 min read

How Will Restaurant Consumers Change Behavior in the Post-COVID-19 Economy?

What does the future hold for restaurants? What are the permanent changes we can expect from consumer behavior, and how will restaurants need to adapt?

April 22, 2020
Food Entrepreneurship 7 min read

How the 2020 CARES Act Benefits Restaurants

The CARES Act offers direct relief for restaurants and food service businesses struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about the different benefits available for the industry during this tough time.

April 6, 2020
Culinary & Pastry Careers 5 min read

Will Restaurant Jobs Come Back? When?

With unprecedented restaurant job losses, is it still a good idea to go to culinary school? See what the trends are suggesting.

March 25, 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
Food Entrepreneurship 4 min read

The Fine Art of Building a Seasonal Menu

Our program has a special focus on using locally sourced ingredients to create new and interesting dishes, and craft excellent seasonal menus.

November 15, 2019
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

Sustainability Is Trending: How Will This Affect Your Restaurant?

For culinary students studying at the August Escoffier Austin culinary campus, sustainable business may just be good business.

October 18, 2019
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