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Why an Online Program at Escoffier

Our online students learn the same skills and techniques we teach in the classroom – from farm-to-table and cuisines of the world to palate development and culinary entrepreneurship. As a graduate, you'll have the knowledge you need to launch your food-related passion project or jump-start your culinary career.

Diploma in Culinary Arts and Operations

Don't think you have time to pursue a career in the culinary arts? Think again.

Escoffier Boulder is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training that offers an online diploma program in Culinary Arts and Operations. This program can give aspiring culinarians the skills and experience they need for rewarding careers in a number of different professional paths.

The 100% online program with an industry externship includes 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.

Diploma in Professional Pastry Arts

An effective and convenient way to obtain a formal pastry arts education in the kitchen you know best - your own! This 100% online baking program with a hands-on externship promotes a thorough and deep knowledge to help you succeed in this exciting professional path. Our competency-based approach helps students master the foundational skills and techniques necessary for success in today’s professional settings. In this innovative online program, you will build real-world kitchen credentials by applying your learned skills in a 6-week industry externship.

Diploma in Food Entrepreneurship

Helps prepare students with the foundational knowledge and skill set designed for culinarians to be successful in management and small business. It instructs students in culinary foundations along with core business essentials focused on marketing and promotions.

Diploma in Plant-Based Culinary Arts

Cultivate skills for the rapidly growing field of plant-based cuisine through our Plant-Based Culinary Arts diploma. Pursue hands-on experience in the kitchen and explore nutrition, wellness philosophies and much more. Gain real world experience with an industry externship.

Diploma in Holistic Nutrition and Wellness

The Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Program builds a skill set unlike a traditional nutritionist or dietician, offering both scientific nutrition knowledge and technical cooking skills, combined with wellness and coaching education. Gain real world experience with a hands-on industry externship.

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 Baking and Pastry

The Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Baking and Pastry provides the practical as well as theoretical foundations essential for success in the foodservice and hospitality industry. No matter where your dreams take you, the online baking and pastry classes you’ll take in our program can help provide the tools needed for professional advancement.

Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Food Entrepreneurship

Leverages the culinary foundations and core business essentials from the diploma program to facilitate success in starting a culinary-based business. These additional courses offer students the opportunity to add depth to their learning and industry experience.

Associate of Occupational Studies in Hospitality and Restaurant Operations Management

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.

Associate of Occupational Studies in Plant-Based Culinary Arts

This program includes all courses (or their equivalents) from the Plant-Based diploma programs. In addition, this degree includes a suite of general education courses that add depth to students’ overall learning experience, preparing them for the foodservice industry.

Associate of Occupational Studies in Holistic Nutrition and Wellness

This program includes all courses (or their equivalents) from the Holistic Nutrition and Wellness diploma program. In addition, this degree includes a suite of general education courses that add depth to students’ overall learning and industry experience.

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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

The Escoffier Advantage

  • Online and On-campus Programs
  • 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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