Delve into the world of vegan cuisine and its culinary artistry! Immerse in the innovative techniques and flavorful creations that define this plant-based culinary journey, exploring delectable dishes that can nourish both body and soul.

Culinary Arts 11 min read

Veganism 101: The Basics of Vegan Cooking

Vegan cooking can include a lot of creativity and a willingness to experiment with flavors and substitutes.

September 21, 2023
World of Food & Drink 9 min read

What Is a Plant-Based Diet? An Essential Guide

What is “plant-based” and does it require going 100% vegan or vegetarian? Is this type of diet right for you? Find out in this guide!

July 12, 2023
Culinary Arts 7 min read

How Plant-Based Meat Substitutes Are Changing the Way We Eat

Plant-based meat substitutes are increasingly popular. Here’s what you should know about the rapidly growing industry.

May 29, 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 7 min read

10 Dishes Every Vegan Chef Should Know How to Make

Whether you’re a vegan chef or are looking to learn how to make more plant-based recipes, start with these ten vegan dishes.

March 3, 2023
Food Entrepreneurship 7 min read

How Important Is It to Have Vegan Options on Your Menu?

Now more than ever, plant-based food is reaching new heights! Here’s how to introduce more vegan menu options and ways to become a skilled vegan chef.

December 2, 2022
World of Food & Drink 6 min read

How Plant-Based Dishes Are Shaping Restaurant Menus

Increased consumer interest in plant-based foods means more plant-based restaurants. Learn about how plant-based eating is shaping restaurant menus.

October 27, 2022
World of Food & Drink 6 min read

Seven Vegan Chefs Every Plant-Based Culinary Arts Student Should Know

If you’re a plant-based culinary arts student, you should know these top seven vegan chefs… and the techniques that made them famous.

September 22, 2022
Recipes & Techniques 7 min read

Best Vegan & Vegetarian Cookbooks According to Professional Chefs

Get some guidance from these vegetarian and vegan cookbooks, each chosen by Escoffier Chef Instructors. Recipes for the amateur cook and the professional chef.

July 8, 2022

Plant-Based Classes: A Guide to Culinary School for Vegans and Vegetarians

If you keep animal products out of your diet, you may be wondering if you’ll fit in at culinary school. Learn more about culinary school for vegans and vegetarians.

July 4, 2022
World of Food & Drink 7 min read

Is Eating a Plant-Based Diet Healthy?

You know that a diet high in fruits and veggies is good for you. But should you go all the way? Is plant-based eating healthy? Get the facts.

June 15, 2022

What Can You Learn in Plant-Based Culinary School?

If you’re interested in advancing your plant-based cooking skills, you may naturally be wondering what you can learn in a plant-based culinary school.

May 13, 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

So You Want to Be a Vegan Chef? Here’s How.

Should you go to plant-based culinary school… if you want to become a vegan chef? Here’s what’s necessary (and what’s recommended) for this career path.

May 4, 2022
World of Food & Drink 7 min read

How Is Plant-Based Meat Made?

With all the buzz about plant-based meat, you might have some questions about how it’s made… and whether it’s healthier than the real thing. Let’s explore more.

November 19, 2021
Culinary Arts 6 min read

Plant-Based vs. Vegan: Why Chefs Need to Know the Difference

Cooking for 21st century crowds involves knowing the differences between a plant-based vs. vegan diet. Here are some key distinctions.

September 13, 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
World of Food & Drink 6 min read

Best Online Plant-Based Delivery Options

Looking to sign up for an online plant-based meal delivery service, but don’t know how to choose which one? We’ll walk you through what to look for!

June 8, 2021
Food Entrepreneurship 11 min read

Escoffier Graduate Talks About Going Plant-Based — in Culinary School and in Life

Meet plant-based chef, entrepreneur, and Escoffier graduate Shane Witters Hicks, and get his advice for vegetarian students attending culinary school.

May 26, 2021
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
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
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

A Look Back at the Food Trends of the 2010s

Let's send off the decade that was with a look back on some of the big food trends.

November 25, 2019
Recipes & Techniques 3 min read

Dear avocados, is there anything you can’t do?

Avocados can be salty or sweet, smooth or chunky, fried or frozen, but they can't be beaten.  

November 26, 2018
Culinary Arts 3 min read

Lettuce-less salads? Let us show you how lovely they can be

Salads classically come with some kind of lettuce as the base, but there are many different variations providing similar yet exciting flavors and none of that specific leafy green.

October 17, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Amazing desserts made with vegetables

Vegetables are filled with natural sugars, making them excellent options for a dessert menu.

September 18, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

What can chefs learn about the “Beyond Burger” and other “bleeding” veggie burgers?

As any meat-lover knows, the perfect burger isn't just about the taste and toppings. Texture plays an important role, too.

April 12, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

What is heme, and how is it reshaping the burger conversation?

One of the most promising developments in the pursuit of a more convincing stand-in for beef has been the use of heme, so cooking professionals should familiarize themselves with the latest advancements in burger science.

March 29, 2018
Culinary Arts 3 min read

Cauliflower pizza crust, and other versatile uses for cauliflower

Try these approaches to preparing cauliflower and you’ll soon see that there are endless ways to put your produce to work.

March 15, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Mighty vegetable medleys that make super sides

A vegetable medley makes a simple but satisfying addition to dinner by bringing a welcome mixture of colors and flavors to the table.

February 19, 2018
Culinary Arts 3 min read

Satisfying increased customer cravings for fruits and vegetables

Using more fruits and vegetables on your menu is in line with general customer sentiment, meaning your restaurant appears relevant and responsive.

January 26, 2018
Culinary Arts 3 min read

Enjoy a cornucopia of cauliflower creations

Cauliflower is far more than a vegetable side dish.

November 3, 2017
Culinary Arts 3 min read

Vegan patty options: Portobello, seitan and everything in between

By combining the love of burgers with the health benefits of veganism, chefs have created a range of patty options.

October 26, 2017
Culinary Arts 4 min read

3 Thrilling Vegetarian Meal Options

Budding chefs who learn to use meat substitutes and find great flavor combinations of fruits, vegetables and grains will be well on their way to mastering vegetarian cooking.

August 17, 2017
Culinary Arts 3 min read

No Egg? No Problem: 3 Vegan Breakfast Recipes

Here are three breakfast recipes that are vegan alternatives with minimal modifications.

July 7, 2017
Culinary Arts 3 min read

4 Reasons Jackfruit Is The Ultimate Meat Substitute

Jackfruit has a longstanding place in Asian cuisine, and over the past few years, it has become an important ingredient in the U.S. as well.

June 1, 2017
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Meat-Free Meats Can Be A Treat

By learning about the creative ways chefs have found for using meat substitutes, you'll unlock new possibilities for your cooking.

January 23, 2017
Culinary Arts 3 min read

4 Tips To Master Vegan Cooking

Vegan cooking is a way to explore new ideas with vegetables and boost your skills as a chef. 

January 4, 2017
Culinary Arts 4 min read

The Many Flavors of Seitan

You may be surprised at how many great uses you can find for seitan in your cooking.

June 13, 2016
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

Find Vegetarian or Vegan Cuisine In Boulder

Learn about some of the best places in Boulder to find a vegetarian or vegan meal that does not compromise on taste.

November 17, 2015
Recipes & Techniques 3 min read

Recipe Spotlight: Vegan Corn Chowder With Southwestern Croutons

This recipe just might be absolutely genius. The recent surge in coconut everything might be a little overwhelming for most...

April 2, 2015
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