Friday, April 30 2021
1:00 PM PT, 2:00 PM MT, 3:00 PM CT, 4:00 PM ET

Virtual Ceremony for Boulder Residential and Distance Learning (Online) Graduates

The faculty and staff welcome you to the ceremony honoring the graduates of Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. Join fellow classmates, friends and family as we rejoice in your accomplishments and celebrate your hard work. Our ceremony will take place via Zoom Video Conference and will start with a “Main Event” followed by additional zoom sessions for your “individual programs”.


MAIN EVENT

WELCOME & OPENING OF CEREMONY
Kirk Bachmann, Campus President
National Anthem: Szilvia Schranz, violins: Annamaria Karacson and Karoly Schranz,
viola: Stephanie Krimm Mientka, cello: Charles Lee

CEO WELCOME
Tracy Lorenz, Chief Executive Officer 

MESSAGE FROM MICHEL ESCOFFIER
Michel Escoffier, President of Auguste Escoffier Foundation & Museum 

INTRODUCTION OF COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Kirk Bachmann, Campus President 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Chef Elle Simone, Keynote Speaker
Executive Editor/Inclusion Leader at America’s Test Kitchen

INVITATION TO JOIN PROGRAM CELEBRATIONS
Kirk Bachmann, Campus President

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END MAIN EVENT & ENTER PROGRAM CELEBRATIONS


PROGRAM CELEBRATIONS

GROUP A:

All Boulder Residential Graduates
(Ground Campus)

  • Diploma in Pastry Arts
  • Diploma in Culinary Arts
  • Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Culinary Arts
GROUP B:

All Pastry Distance Learning Graduates (Online)

  • Diploma in Professional Pastry Arts
  • Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Baking and Pastry
GROUP C:

All Culinary Distance Learning Graduates (Online)

  • Diploma in Culinary Arts and Operations
  • Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Culinary Arts

Celebration Group A: All Boulder Residential Graduates
(Ground Campus)

Celebration Group B: All Pastry Distance Learning Graduates (Online)

Celebration Group C: All Culinary Distance Learning Graduates (Online)

WELCOME MESSAGE

Executive Chef Bob Scherner, Speaker for Group A
Senior Lead Chef Instructor Anne Lanute, Speaker for Group B
Senior Lead Chef Instructor Tyson Holzheimer, Speaker for Group C

GRADUATE & FACULTY MESSAGES

Chef Instructors’ Message

Graduate Speakers
Megan McClure & Shane Witters-Hicks, Graduate Speakers for Group A
Vongnudda Amarapayark, Graduate Speaker for Group B
Pelagia Jones, Graduate Speaker for Group C

CONFERRING OF DEGREES
Kirk Bachmann, Campus President 

PRESENTATION OF GRADUATES

ANNOUNCING CANDIDATES

CLOSING REMARKS & SIGNIFICANCE OF THE TOQUE BLANCHE
Kirk Bachmann, Campus President


IMPORTANT DETAILS:

SHARE THE MOMENT:

  • Stand proud! Post photos or video of you holding up your #EscoffierGraduate sign or placing your toque on (included in your celebration box arriving before graduation). Use hashtag #EscoffierGraduate
  • Facebook Profile Frame for graduates, family or anyone else special to you. Update your profile picture with a custom Escoffier Grad frame.

Frame for Escoffier Grad
www.facebook.com/profilepicframes/?selected_overlay_id=256279278974807

Frame for Escoffier Family or Supporters – Proud of My Grad
www.facebook.com/profilepicframes/?selected_overlay_id=307471620247217

MAKE THIS A SPECIAL CELEBRATION:

  • Create a party at home with your friends and loved ones
  • Set up your event to display on a T.V. or other larger device so you can relax and enjoy
  • Make your favorite hors d’oeuvres and drinks to enjoy as you celebrate
  • Get balloons and streamers to decorate your party area
  • Wear your graduation regalia: chef coat and medallion for your event. Wear your toque at the end of your program ceremony during conferring of degrees.

For any questions about graduation, please email [email protected]