Monday, December 6, 2021
2:00 PM CST

Virtual Ceremony for Distance Learning (Online) Graduates

We are elated to invite you to the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts virtual graduation on Monday, December 6, 2021. Join your fellow classmates as you 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”.

Registration is required to attend. Please RSVP prior to Monday, October 18, 2021.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP!


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: Pastry Distance Learning Graduates (Online)

Group B: Culinary Distance Learning Graduates (Online)

Links to the program celebrations will be shared soon.
 


IMPORTANT DETAILS:

SHARE THE MOMENT:

  • Stand proud! Post photos or videos of celebrating your awesome accomplishment! 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.

FAQS:

1. Will the Virtual Graduation Ceremony be recorded? (YES)
2. How many guests am I allowed to invite? (Unlimited)
3. Do I need to RSVP? (YES)
4. What time will graduation start? (2:00 PM CST)

Question: I would like to know if we can invite guests to our virtual graduation?
Answer: You will receive an email with all the links to attend the ceremony that you will be able to share with your family and friends.

Question: What do I need to wear?
Answer: Wear what you are comfortable in. While we encourage you to wear your Escoffier Chef jacket to recognize your accomplishment, you will not appear on camera.

Question: Will the names of students be read during the ceremony?
Answer: Yes, all graduate names will be read during the ceremony

Question: How will I be able to watch the live stream?
Answer: You will be able to watch the live stream via Zoom after downloading to your computer. A link with details will be sent soon as we approach the day of the event. Use the link provided to join the meeting and watch the live stream.

Question: How can I access Zoom to stream graduation?
Answer: You can access Zoom for free by downloading to your computer ahead of time from this link: https://zoom.us/. You will also receive a link emailed to you for the ceremony as we get closer to the day of the event

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