Escoffier Online Culinary Arts Fundamentals
Learning Experience of an Online Student
"As an active duty soldier, online school is a big way to stay consistent with education."
"There is a big need for culinary arts training in my career, but there is not a lot of time to accomplish this. It’s doable, I’m doing it right now!"
“As an active duty soldier, online school is a big way to stay consistent with education. There is a big need for culinary arts training in my career, but there is not a lot of time to accomplish this. It’s doable, I’m doing it right now!”
The Learning Model: Our Six Steps To Success
Students learn through our effective and easy-to-follow Learning Model for each of their assignments. Starting with topic research and ending with personalized chef feedback, students move through each step of the process to maximize their success in the program and retain as much knowledge as possible.
- Read assigned texts, watch technique videos, do additional research, complete knowledge checks.
- Make an initial post in discussion forum and continue to discuss with replies to classmates.
- Complete production sheet.
- Complete practical assignments.
- Complete narrative of lessons learned.
- Review chef feedback.
Testimonial – Kristen Douglas
"“For me, having access to Escoffier online means it is now possible to receive the culinary education I have desired..."
"...while still being able to grow my business and take care of my busy family, without even having to leave our valley."
“For me, having access to Escoffier online means it is now possible to receive the culinary education I have desired, while still being able to grow my business and take care of my busy family, without even having to leave our valley.”
Culinary Arts Topics
Course Topics Content
Testimonial -Jeremia Tower
Culinary Concepts and Foundations
As the preliminary course, this class covers basic techniques like terminology, seasoning, cooking methods, knife skills, mise en place, and food safety and sanitation.
Testimonial -Jeremia Tower
Introduction to Computers and Online Learning
Master online learning tools we’ll use in the program like email, forums and internet browsers. This course will also be used as a way to establish positive online learning habits like time management, active learning and self-motivation.
Culinary Careers From Entry Level to Management
Learn about food service careers and the principles of good service. Learn how to establish strong managerial skills like making responsible decisions; training employees; motivating employees; disciplining employees; and creating a safe, productive and positive work environment.
Testimonial -Jeremia Tower
Culinary Skills and Techniques
Explore several of the most important cooking methods in depth, from moist to dry cookery. Course topics include sautéing, frying (deep and shallow), poaching and steaming, braising and stewing, roasting and baking, grilling, broiling, and combinations techniques.
Management and Menu
Learn how the menu is used as a financial tool and communication tool. Covers all aspects of menu planning and design, ranging from visual design to price analysis to making use of available resources.
Food and Beverage Cost Control
Learn the ins and outs of accounting and managing budgets, especially as it related to the hospitality industry. Learn the ins and outs of accounting and managing budgets, especially as they relate to the hospitality industry.
Culinary Baking and Pastry Arts
Covering everything from bake shop pastries to exotic international desserts, this course teaches you the theory and chemistry of the pastry arts. Specific topics include icing and basic decorating techniques.
Facility Layout and Design
Learn how to optimize layout, design, logistics and use of different areas of a facility like the kitchen, storage areas and break rooms. Also covered is learning how to use certain kitchen equipment.
Learn about business planning, marketing, financing, strategies and more in this course. Final project is a business plan for a food and service operation.
Cuisines of the World
Explore global cuisines, learning about European, Middle Eastern, Asian, African and American cuisine. Learn the cultural history, key ingredients, cooking styles and characteristics, and recipes that embody the best of the country.
More than just a trend, farm-to-table is an important part of our school’s philosophy. Learn the relationship between the chef and the supplier, how to use sustainable and organic foods in menu production, different methods of sourcing food, and more.
Apply and build on the skills and techniques you’ve learned in the program in a real-world environment. Gain hands-on experience in a professional kitchen, develop industry contacts, build working relationships and hone the skills necessary for your culinary career.
"In reality, the online program gives me the opportunity to be educated by great chefs..."
"...that are already masters in their domain but in the comfort and familiar surroundings of my home."
“In reality, the online program gives me the opportunity to be educated by great chefs that are already masters in their domain but in the comfort and familiar surroundings of my home.”
Testimonial – Jeremiah Tower
"The online education is a more accessible and affordable quality education..."
"...available to a great many more people than the classic brick and mortar campus."
"The Escoffier online education is a more accessible and affordable quality education available to a great many more people than the classic brick and mortar campus."