Escoffier International Culinary Academy has created an exceptional culinary training program that can reach aspiring chefs on a scale not previously thought possible and is clearly an effective learning program for novices and advanced cooks alike. I had regular access to chef mentor Mark as well as live webinars. Hands-down, this program is the best online solution for cooks of every level to learn independently.
Mark W, Culinary Arts Program Graduate
I always wanted to go to culinary school but never had the time or money to devote to it. Finding out about Escoffier has been the next BEST thing. I’ll be honest and admit that I was skeptical about Escoffier at first. I wasn’t sure if I could really get much out of the online approach but my skepticism quickly faded. In the first half of the program, I have learned new cooking techniques and terms that I wasn’t familiar with. The structure, while not rigid, encourages students to be organized and self-disciplined. And of course the other great features — mentors always available, webcasts, chats, social media, etc. — a very impressive program with time and money well spent! I’m looking forward to continued learning and completing the program. Successful completion of the program will add even more credibility to my culinary career.
- Robin C, Culinary Arts Program Student
As a single mom it was important to find a program in my budget and something that would allow time for a full-time job.
- Megan S, Culinary Arts Program Student
I thoroughly enjoyed the Escoffier Online Cooking School. I love to cook, but never applied theory to my skill, and I learned I had a lot to learn. I’m a full time professional so I became a weekend cooking enthusiast. I often cooked meals for assessment during the week for dinner. As the program progressed so did I. I would recommend Escoffier Online School of Cooking for anyone who is looking to increase their skill level as a home chef, or for those who want to pursue a career in cooking and receive a certificate. I had regular access to chef mentor Mark as well as live webinars, and contact with other students in my class. I’d recommend Escoffier to friends and those looking to perfect their cooking skills. My biggest regret- the courses ended. I look forward to enrolling in other Escoffier cooking courses. Cooking is a passion. I’ve found mine! (See Anne’s video testimonial here)
- Anne G, Culinary Arts Program Graduate
No travel is needed, I can work from home while still having my current job. The Chef Mentors and administrative people have been very helpful with any tech questions or with my cooking assignments
- Roy H, Culinary Arts Program Student
The Name associated to the school is very recognizable in this industry – I wanted to have that name on my certificate for future Job interviews. The Online Recipes, Skills Database, and live webcasts are filled with information to reference when moving through the courses
- James C, Culinary Arts Program Student
I would really recommend the Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy. It’s important to not only pay attention to the slides in the modules, but to also take advantage of the availability of the mentors. They’re a storehouse of incredibly useful information and so approachable that it helps move the course into a truly interactive experience. The fact that it’s an online course isn’t even a problem- it’s so well-structured that you’ll really learn as much as in a more traditional course. And, it’s definitely more affordable!
Culinary Graduate and Current Pastry Student