Frequently Asked Questions

Pastry Arts

How long is the Pastry Arts program

How long is the Pastry Arts program?

The Pastry Arts program is 32 weeks, with 24 weeks of on-campus pastry education and 8 weeks dedicated to an industry externship.

Who is your typical student

Who is your typical student?

We enroll students from all backgrounds and from all parts of the country and the world. Ages range from 18-55 and beyond, but our average student age is 28 years old. A typical student is passionate about pastry arts and baking, mature and focused. Roughly, students fall into three categories: individuals already pursuing a career in the hospitality industry who seek to hone their skills, career changers and students beginning their first career.

What are the characteristics of a successful pastry student

What are the characteristics of a successful pastry student?

  • Passion for pastry and baking
  • Team player
  • Creative
  • Achieve goals
  • Meet deadlines
  • Works well under pressure
  • Likes a challenge
  • Takes responsibility
  • Takes charge
  • Willing to try new things
  • Follows orders
  • Organized
  • Good communicator
  • Entrepreneurial

Visit of a Pastry Arts class

How do I arrange a visit of a Pastry Arts class and tour your school?

If you’re thinking about earning your diploma in pastry arts at our Boulder or Austin campuses, we highly recommend paying them a personal visit. During your tour, you’ll have the opportunity to meet our Chef Educators and staff, see our professional kitchens, and chat with our current students. Personal visits (either in person or via the Internet) are available Monday – Sunday by appointment only. Schedule your tour.

What do I get when I graduate

What do I get when I graduate? 

You receive a Diploma of Pastry Arts. We intentionally focus on short, faced-paced programs dedicated to pastry & baking and palate development. You graduate from Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts well prepared for a successful pastry & baking career.

Where are your graduates working

Where are your graduates working? 

Our alumni pursue a variety of career paths. Many are working in fine-dining restaurants; others work in country clubs or hotels around the country. Some students have started their own businesses. Visit Alumni Profiles to find out where some of our Pastry Arts graduates are working.

Can you help me find a job while I’m a student and after I graduate

Can you help me find a job while I'm a student and after I graduate?

Yes. Our friendly Career Services staff works closely with Pastry Arts students while they are in school and after they graduate. We offer lifetime job placement assistance.

Do you provide housing?

Do you provide housing?

No, we do not offer any on-campus housing or dormitories. However, if you’re looking for culinary arts programs with housing nearby, Escoffier can help. Our campuses are centrally located and close to a variety of apartment and housing options. We also partner with house-finding services that can help find a place that meets your needs. Find student housing

Are financing programs available

Are financing programs available?

Yes. Many of our Pastry Arts students (upon qualifying) choose to finance their culinary education through financial aid programs and other resources. We also offer payment plans. View your financing options.

Are scholarships available

Are scholarships available?

Yes. Many scholarships are available to Pastry Arts students attending the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. View scholarship opportunities.

Is your school accredited

Is your school accredited? Why is that important?

Yes. Accreditation means that an outside agency has reviewed all aspects of the school and that the school meets their high standards. When choosing the school that is right for you, be sure to consider only programs that have been accredited.

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Austin, Texas, is nationally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission-Career Schools and Colleges.

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder, Colorado, is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools.