Culinary Degree/Diploma Overview

Homegrown culinary careers in Austin, Texas


Culinarygirl-cropped2$1,000,000 in scholarships and grants from Escoffier in 2016-2017Have you been searching for the right culinary program in the Austin area? Look no further than Escoffier, where you can leverage the foodie culture in the Austin area to grow your career locally, gaining experience on area farms through our Farm To Table® experience and in neighborhood restaurants during your 10-week externship. Our accredited programs can prepare you for entry points in the local food scene in Austin or beyond in settings such as restaurants, hotels and other food service settings. We offer diploma and degree programs so you can choose your path.

Get a Real Taste of Your Future

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Get a Real Taste of Your Future

Through our Associate of Applied Science degree in the Culinary Arts (offered solely at our Austin, Texas, location) and our diploma in the Culinary Arts, you can see your culinary artistry come to life in a professional kitchen, where you spend the majority of your classroom time. Our chef educators mentor you every step of the way to prepare complete meals and experience different stations in our state-of-the art kitchen setting.

To equip you for real-world challenges in your culinary work setting, we increase the complexity of your learning objectives throughout your time with us, and we keep our class sizes small so you can get the attention you need. Try a virtual tour of our facilities to get an even better idea of your test kitchen.

Classic and Modern Techniques and Methods

Classic and Modern Techniques and Methods

Your training will span a culinary timeline to include more traditional recipes as well as contemporary cuisine and dishes, based on Auguste Escoffier’s – the father of modern cooking – techniques and methods. Inspired by this timeless artistry, you can refine your own unique culinary style, from preparation methods to plating style. To find out more about what you can learn, visit our culinary Curriculum page.

Farm to Table

Farm To Table Experience in Austin, TX

Farm To Table® Experience

Delve further into your culinary technique and artistry through farm-fresh training during our six-week Farm To Table® Experience, which connects you to local food producers and helps you explore sourcing and using local ingredients in your cooking. Develop relationships with farmers, ranchers, artisans, vintners, producers and purveyors, and see how they are a vital part of the culinary experiences you can create for others. You can develop a deeper understanding of where food comes from and learn the advantages and intricacies of sourcing local, seasonal food.

To learn more about our Austin Farm To Table® Experience partners, click here.


For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, click here.