Ranked best culinary school in the world by Chef’s Pencil 2020 (1)

Largest IN THE USA

Escoffier is the largest culinary school brand in the United States (2)


Top 10 culinary schools in the United States - USA Today 2019 (3)


The only U.S. accredited institution offering 100% online degrees with culinary classes and hands-on industry externships(4)

The Knowledge and Skills You Need to Advance in Your Career!

Do you work for an Escoffier Employer Partner? If so, you may be eligible for a $2K Scholarship.

Earn your diploma or degree online and still benefit from a quality culinary education – all in the convenience of your own kitchen!

Our online Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, Food Entrepreneurship, Plant-Based Culinary Arts, Holistic Nutrition and Wellness and Hospitality & Restaurant Operations Management programs are an excellent fit for working professionals wanting to advance their career.

Through our online programs, you can take interactive courses delivered by our professional Chef Instructors, engage in live classroom discussions, learn the business side of the industry, and fine-tune your techniques.


If you're ready to see what culinary education could look like right from your own kitchen, fill out the form on this page, and one of our representatives will get back to you soon.

Graduate Testimonials*

Terrydon Williams
Online Culinary Student

Lance McWhorter
Online Culinary Graduate

Enhance Your Career Path

Attending school while you’re working is a great way to enhance your career path. And, it’s easier to fit into your busy schedule than you may think. Consider how most working professionals build education into their schedules.


Our online degree and diploma programs can help prepare you for a variety of opportunities with the latest skills and techniques, combined with a business focus needed in many expanded roles.

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With our pastry degree and diploma programs you can receive a well-rounded education, including classic and contemporary approaches to help you advance your pastry and baking career opportunities.

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Practical training on how to start a food business with an emphasis on business planning, food marketing, and other core entrepreneurship skills.

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culinary arts

Cultivate your skills in the rapidly growing field of plant-based cuisine through our plant-based degree and diploma programs. Explore nutrition, wellness philosophies and much more.

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Stand out in the wellness industry with a credential that combines skills in nutrition, mindfulness and healthy lifestyles with a foundation in crafting delicious, balanced meals.

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Hospitality and Restaurant Operations Management

This broad-based, business-focused program can help you advance in, and prepare for, a wide variety of positions within hospitality and restaurant operations and management.

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The Escoffier Difference

World-renowned Reputation
Business-oriented Curriculum
Personalized Support
Professional Instruction
Sustainability Centered
Nationally Accredited and Industry Recognized
Flexible 100% Online Format with Hands-On Industry Externship for Working Adults

Accreditations & Associations

1 “13 Best Culinary Schools in the World”, Chef’s Pencil

2 Based on comparable student population data for Austin and Boulder as currently reported in Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

3 “10 Best Culinary Schools in America”, USA Today

4 Our Boulder, CO campus is the only accredited institution in the United States to offer both fully online diploma and degree programs with culinary classes and hands-on industry externships. We are accredited by ACCET - A Partnership for Quality®️. ACCET is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

*This information may not reflect every student's experience. Results and outcomes may be based on several factors such as geographical region or previous experience.

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