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Diploma in Culinary Arts and Operations

The online diploma program in Culinary Arts and Operations can help give students the skills and experience they need to grow careers in the professional restaurant world. Students learn essential skills for working in the foodservice industry because our education emphasizes not only cooking but also business operations and management for a well-rounded learning experience. Our 15-month course allows students to explore modern and classic cooking methods as well as important professional skills like menu planning, facility design, employee training, safety and sanitation, food cost control, and much more.

No matter how much you have on your plate, our online culinary arts program offers a convenient 24/7 access to courses; hundreds of instructional videos; interactive learning tools; classroom lecture; kitchen lab; instructor support; and access to an online culinary community.

Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Culinary Arts

Our degree program offered online builds on skills, methods and business foundation from our diploma program with more advanced content in the areas of business communications, world history and culture, foodservice math, and nutrition. Students also participate in an advanced industry externship where they develop their skills and acumen in a real world setting. Upon program completion, students can gain a comprehensive foundation of directly transferable skills in food service preparation, operations and management.

Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Food and Beverage Operations

This program helps prepare students for a wide variety of positions within hospitality and restaurant operations. Throughout the program, students can develop their understanding of the hospitality industry from a business perspective, from entry level management through the skills necessary to successfully manage operational aspects of a successful hospitality operation.

Why an Online Program at Escoffier?

You'll learn the same skills and techniques we teach in the classroom – skills like palate development, farm-to-table and cuisines of the world. You'll also develop entrepreneurial business skills, which can help you launch your food-related passion project or begin your culinary career.

Program highlights

  • Individual modernized instruction
  • Connect with your chef instructors
  • 100% online classes with an industry externship
  • Entrepreneurial curriculum
  • Kitchen lab: hands-on assignments
  • Practical skills & operational awareness
  • Emphasis on restaurant management & cost control
  • Career planning and preparation

Financial Aid and Military Benefits

As a fully accredited institution by ACCET, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Boulder offers students availability to several funding sources - from federal financial aid to scholarships and grants for those who qualify.

Are you active duty military or a veteran? Use your Veteran Administration Benefits or Military Tuition Assistance as well as qualify for specialized military grants.

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No matter your culinary career path, this program provides competitive and convenient training to get you there. Just fill out the form on this page to learn more.

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Escoffier has given me the culinary and business tools, resources, knowledge and self-confidence I need in order to make my dream a reality!In reality, the online program gives me the opportunity to be educated by great chefs that are already masters in their domain but in the comfort and familiar surroundings of my home.

Mitchell R.
Online Culinary Arts Graduate

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