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Why Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts?

Situated in what Bon Appétit magazine named the Foodiest Town in America in 2010, our Boulder, Colorado campus is an accredited institution by ACCET 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 30-week 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.


Diploma in Pastry Arts
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!

Learn more about our culinary & pastry programs offered at our Boulder campus by filling out the form on this page.

Pioneering Farm To Table® experience

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.

Take a virtual tour of our kitchens or explore beautiful downtown Boulder.

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If you're ready to start your journey with Escoffier, fill out the form on this page and one of our representatives will get back to you soon.

Why Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts?

Serve the tables of the world, in your own home or across the globe, through hands-on culinary and pastry arts training against the breathtaking and inspiring backdrop of the Rockies at our Boulder campus. Your training at Escoffier will emphasize a farm-to-table approach to ingredient sourcing and culinary preparation. Your benefits include:

  • Small class sizes
  • Financing options
  • Lifetime career placement assistance
  • Industry-experienced Chef Instructors
  • A nationally accredited institution

You can immerse yourself in the real aspects of your career role in our kitchen classrooms and field-tested culinary and pastry techniques and theory.

If you’re ready to reach the next level of your culinary or pastry artistry, complete the form on this page today!

The Escoffier Advantage

  • Online and On-campus Programs
  • Lifetime Career Assistance
  • Commitment to Sustainability
  • Expert Educators
  • Personalized Support
  • Heritage of a World Renowned Culinary Brand

"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."

Bob Scherner

Executive Chef

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