start a restaurant

Embark on the journey of restaurant entrepreneurship! Explore the path of conceptualizing, planning, and launching your very own culinary haven.

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
Food Entrepreneurship 9 min read

What to Know When Opening a Vegetarian or Vegan Restaurant

Are you thinking about opening a vegetarian or vegan restaurant? Here are several key things to consider when opening a plant-based restaurant or café.

May 6, 2022
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
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
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
Food Entrepreneurship 10 min read

Veteran Lance McWhorter Finds a Home in the Kitchen After His Military Service

Army and Navy veteran Lance McWhorter shares his successful journey from military to contractor to executive chef & restaurant owner. Get inspired!

May 31, 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
Food Entrepreneurship 10 min read

Escoffier Alumna Tiffany Moore Gets Her Restaurant Funded

How US Army veteran Tiffany Moore overcame health challenges to pursue her dream of opening a new restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia.

February 15, 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

From Education to Entrepreneur: Benefits of One-on-One Chef Mentoring

Don’t leave your dream of owning a restaurant to fate. Get a chef mentor to help you set a goal and hold you accountable.

January 4, 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 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
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
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
Food Entrepreneurship 4 min read

How Important Is Your Food’s – and Your Restaurant’s – Story?

An engaging narrative behind a restaurant and its foods can help attract customers and make a business stand out from the competition.

August 26, 2019
Food Entrepreneurship 4 min read

Business and Entrepreneurship: The Other ‘Arts’ of Culinary School

There is another art to the culinary industry - that of business and entrepreneurship. Culinary school helps you prepare for both.

July 16, 2019
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

Food Halls: The Growing Denver Dining Trend

A lot of culinary trends come and go, but are food halls bound to stick around?

May 28, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Why Google My Business is necessary for every restaurant

Google My Business has emerged as an essential tool for attracting patrons, and anyone who is working toward a culinary arts certificate online should take note.

April 20, 2018
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

Business Succession Tips for Multigenerational Restaurants

There are several key steps involved in turning a restaurant over to a family member when the time is right, and it’s crucial to lay the groundwork for succession in advance

April 11, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Food tourism: A new industry thrives

Chefs and culinary academy students who explore the thriving industry of food tourism may find their own chances to take part.

January 10, 2018
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

Not your parents’ mall food court: Exploring the food hall trend

Food halls are popping up in major cities all over the U.S., and they’re nothing like the dreary mall food court you’re picturing.

October 30, 2017
Culinary Arts 3 min read

How restaurants can evolve in the online food-delivery era

Chefs and restaurateurs must be prepared to operate in a marketplace where consumers have come to expect speedy delivery of almost any cuisine.

October 25, 2017
Culinary Arts 5 min read

What’s The Deal With Pop-Ups?

There are plenty of reasons that chefs and foodies alike enjoy these opportunities to get out into their communities and experiment with different menus and options.

February 23, 2017
Culinary Arts 3 min read

How To Decorate Your Restaurant

Many people don't know where to begin when it comes to putting together one of the most important factors in a restaurant's ambiance: the decor

January 26, 2017
Austin Student Life 3 min read

Escoffier Austin Student Opening Food Truck

If Austin’s culinary food scene is known for one thing, it’s the food truck movement that’s taken the city by...

January 13, 2017
Boulder Student Life 2 min read

Second Student Pop-Up Restaurant A Major Success

For the second time since we began our partnership in May, an Escoffier student has created a pop-up restaurant with...

July 22, 2016
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