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

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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

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GROUP B:

All Pastry Distance Learning Graduates (Online)

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

Enter Ceremony

GROUP C:

All Culinary Distance Learning Graduates (Online)

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

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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:

  • Download Zoom: To all graduates and family members please download Zoom beforehand to make sure everyone is ready to celebrate on the big day!
  • Invite your loved ones and support group by sending them this page www.escoffier.edu/events/graduation
  • Download our Virtual Commencement Program

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]ier.edu