Your Workforce Solutions Partner in Culinary and Hospitality

Escoffier Works can help you upskill your current employees, build your in-house training program, and access thousands of current and aspiring culinary professionals both inside and outside our network of students and graduates.
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Hiring Culinary and Hospitality Talent at Scale Can Be Overwhelming

Without a strategic workforce solutions plan, hiring managers may face…

  • A lack of talent with the necessary culinary skills and credentials
  • Climbing operating costs
  • Talent acquisition and development solutions that don’t scale
  • Difficulty keeping a steady pipeline of talent

Escoffier has assisted businesses large and small with their talent needs. An Escoffier Works plan can be customized to address your specific business needs, too.

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Leverage the Technology of Escoffier Connect to Reach Your Workforce Goals

Escoffier Works is your dedicated team to help you incorporate education and training into your overall talent acquisition, development, and retention strategy. Our technology platform is Escoffier Connect, designed to seamlessly support all tenets of workforce development for career seekers and employers.

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3 tools to help find, develop, and keep quality talent

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Career Marketplace

Create a company profile, post jobs, and find talent that is aligned to your company’s culture and goals. Hire passionate people with various levels of culinary skill, from Escoffier students to graduates and other culinary professionals.

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Work & Learn

Recruit new talent and increase loyalty with current employees by offering educational benefits via our nationwide online programs.

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Externship Experience

Hire students now, retain them after graduation. With our hands-on externships, online students from across the country are ready to help grow your business.

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Get an Edge with Education

Offering educational benefits can help you recruit new talent and increase loyalty with current employees.1 Our online programs teach the fundamentals, modern culinary innovations, and business skills. Work & Learn is designed to fit school and work into your employees’ busy schedules, so they won’t miss a beat.

  • Culinary Arts
  • Pastry Arts
  • Plant-Based Culinary Arts
  • Holistic Nutrition & Wellness
  • Hospitality & Restaurant Operations Management

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How Work & Learn Works


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Collaborate with us on your needs: locations, quantity of hires, areas of study, and more.

Offer tuition assistance

Leverage potential tax incentives and make education more accessible with flexible, online education from an accredited school.2

Promote Work & Learn

We'll help you spread the word to your current workforce, hiring managers, and job candidates.

Grow with confidence

Education can benefit everyone! Results may include increased loyalty and a better-trained, more fulfilled workforce.3

Work & Learn Can Be Your Hiring, Training, and Retention Solution

Escoffier’s Work & Learn benefits career seekers and employers by providing clear steps towards success. Take a look at possible paths to retention and development for employees and employers.
Career seeker journey
employer journey
Employer: Post Open Positions on Escoffier Connect
Career Seeker: JOIN TEAM
Employer: Hire New Employee
Career Seeker: ENROLL IN WORK &
Employer: Enroll Employee in
Work & Learn
Career Seeker: Complete Diploma /
Degree Program
Employer: Mentor, Evaluate,
Career Seeker: Retained!
Employer: Retention and
Succession Planning
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Companies Large and Small Are Turning to Education as a Differentiator in Hiring

Of workers believe employer-provided upskilling is important when looking for a new job.4
Of workers who participated in an upskilling program advanced in their careers.5
Of workers say upskilling opportunities are an important reason to stay at their job.6
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Frequently Asked Questions

Our employer partners have access to Escoffier students, externs, alumni, and job seekers within the industry from early career to seasoned professionals. With additional tools like our Talent Search option and Work & Learn, we help employers attract and retain qualified candidates through education and career skills training who are passionate about the culinary and hospitality industry and seeking career advancement — not just a job.

No, Escoffier Connect includes job seekers that are not Escoffier students or graduates. Due to our national presence and brand recognition, organizations like affiliate high schools, education providers, community organizations, and trade associations encourage their networks to join Escoffier Connect. We also invite early career and professional cooks and chefs seeking career and upskilling opportunities to apply for positions.

Online culinary education consists of reading and graded assignments, chef demonstrations, practical skills application, and one-on-one feedback, similar to an on-campus education. Studying online can give students greater flexibility, allowing them to complete their coursework around work and family obligations. Each program includes a hands-on industry externship.

Students at Escoffier have access to live, virtual online sessions, office hours with qualified Chef Instructors, feedback on each assignment, and coaching opportunities from Student Services representatives.

There is no charge to create your Escoffier Connect profile and begin posting jobs on the Career Marketplace. For additional services, each employer partnership agreement is unique and tailored to meet your goals and budget. We look forward to developing a plan that works for you.

Escoffier Works refers to the entirety of Escoffier’s workforce development initiative which includes our team and support services. Escoffier Connect is the technology platform that delivers our workforce development solutions.

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What Others Are Saying

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Culinary Director, Walt Disney World Resorts