Situated in what Bon Appétit magazine named the Foodiest Town in America in 2010, our Boulder, Colorado campus is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training that offers a variety of culinary and pastry programs that can help you launch your cooking or baking career. Learn hands-on with all the bells and whistles of a modern, commercial-grade kitchen. Read more about each of our programs below!
Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Culinary Arts Program
Immerse yourself in a hands-on culinary arts course where 25% of your education is spent working in an industry kitchen. Through our 60-week Culinary Arts Associate’s Degree Program, students are able to explore the ins and outs of one of the nation’s fastest growing professions.
Diploma in Culinary Arts
The diploma program prepares students to enter the culinary workforce in settings such as restaurants, country clubs, resorts, hotels and many other foodservice opportunities. Students can gain an insider understanding of classical and universal culinary techniques in a hands-on setting, as two-thirds of this program is the practical application of knowledge and skills.
Plant-Based Cuisine Diploma
This 42-week program is designed to assist students with launching a career that places a high value on sustainability and helps others live healthier lifestyles. Learn the fundamentals and methods of plant-based cooking, including meal composition, menu planning, use of tools, allergen awareness, ingredient substitutions, and more. Includes a 6-week externship for hands-on experience in the industry.
Diploma in Holistic Nutrition and Approaches to Wellness
This diploma program is made up of six holistic nutrition and wellness courses, three industry-focused core and culinary courses, and a six-week long externship. The program is intended to be completed in 42 weeks. The Holistic Nutrition and Approaches to Wellness program includes a variety of learning activities through lecture and laboratory sessions.
Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Baking and Pastry
This degree program prepares students for a career in the hospitality and food service industry with a pastry concentration. Courses focusing on patisserie, confiserie and artisan baking, world history and culture, professional communications, and more provide a well rounded education needed for professional advancement. At the end of the course work students are required to complete 12 weeks of industry externships.
As a student of our Pastry Arts Diploma Program, you will have the opportunity to combine business management and entrepreneurship with classic pastry methods and techniques, uncovering the skill set of artisan bread baking, cake decorating, confiserie and frozen desserts, menu management, and much more!
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Escoffier is one of the only schools in the nation to give students a complete look at farm-to-table food sourcing and cooking. Offered through our 60-week Culinary Arts Associate Degree program, you'll go behind the scenes for six weeks, meeting with farmers and artisan producers to see what it really takes to bring local foods and recipes to market.
When you're ready for a break, step outside into the Colorado sunshine, with endless opportunities for outdoor activity and a bustling city filled with local shops, restaurants and breweries.
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"It's a very fast-paced, condensed culinary education that spans everything from basic cooking techniques, basic soups and sauces and stocks. We spend some time on pastry. We spend some time on wine curriculum … Then we go right into the kitchen. All the students get to prepare things – they get hands-on experience."