Certificate in Escoffier Online Culinary Arts

Escoffier Online Culinary Arts Fundamentals

Learning Experience of an Online Student

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Our Certificate in Online Culinary Arts program lays the foundation for a comprehensive knowledge of technique fundamentals and business skills. Online culinary school students are taught through a structured learning model that begins with the basics and ends with a real-world industry externship. A modern approach to culinary arts education, this accredited online culinary school program blends a lecture setting with classes emphasizing theoretical knowledge and practical skills in areas such as contemporary cuisine preparation. Hands-on experiences further prepare students for a career in the culinary arts.

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Michael Allen

Online culinary arts school for military

"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!"

— Michael Allen, Online Culinary Arts Student
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Michael Allen

Online culinary arts school for military

“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!”

— Michael Allen, Online Culinary Arts Graduate

The Learning Model: Our Six Steps To Success

Program Highlights

Learning model: Research, discuss, plan, experience, reflect, feedback.

Program Highlights

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.

  1. Read assigned texts, watch technique videos, do  additional research, complete knowledge checks.
  2. Make an initial post in discussion forum and continue to discuss with replies to classmates.
  3. Complete production sheet.
  4. Complete practical assignments.
  5. Complete narrative of lessons learned.
  6. Review chef feedback.

Testimonial – Kristen Douglas

Online culinary arts student 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."

— Kristen Douglas, Online Culinary Arts Student
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Kristen Douglas

Online culinary arts student 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.”

— Kristen Douglas, Online Culinary Arts Graduate

Culinary Arts Topics

Course Topics Content

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Culinary concepts and foundations

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.

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Introduction to computers and online learning

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

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.

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Culinary skills and techniques

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

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

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

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

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.

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

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

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.

Farm-To-Table

Farm-To-Table

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.

Externship

Externship

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.

Online culinary arts student testimonial - Scott Brooker

"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."

— Scott Brooker, Online Culinary Arts Graduate
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Scott Brooker

Online culinary arts student testimonial - Scott Brooker

“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.”

— Scott Brooker, Online Culinary Arts Graduate

How We Approach Online Culinary Education

Wonder how culinary school can be accomplished online? Here are all the steps we've created to ensure our students get the most out of their online culinary school education.

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Testimonial – Jeremiah Tower

Online culinary arts chef testimonial - Chef Jeremiah Tower, American Celebrity & Father of California Cuisine

"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."

— Chef Jeremiah Tower, American Celebrity Chef & Father of California Cuisine
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Jeremiah Tower

Online culinary arts chef testimonial - Chef Jeremiah Tower, American Celebrity & Father of California Cuisine

"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."

— Chef Jeremiah Tower, American Celebrity Chef & Father of California Cuisine