Student Testimonials

“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 Graduate

“I joined Escoffier Online as I have been wanting to take a culinary course (for career advancement) for a while now and have been searching for one that fit in with my career/lifestyle. Escoffier Online fit that bill. I have been working as a cook/sous chef/chef on yachts for the past four years and this industry does not allow time for a regular brick and mortar school. I also found, when looking for jobs, more and more employers want employees who are Culinary Trained. I was so excited to find Escoffier Online and to be able to work within the confines of my schedule. The Chef Mentors were fantastic with their feedback and the presentations were thorough. It was really nice to be able to go back to particular presentations for reference as I did on a few occasions. Thanks Escoffier Online.”
– Elizabeth R, Culinary Arts Graduate

“I signed up for the Escoffier Culinary Arts course because as a chef, you should know all the essentials to run a kitchen and the Escoffier name speaks for itself. Being the course is online makes it possible for me to work and attend a culinary school at the same time because you do your classes to your own convenience. I am on my last part of the course and I can honestly tell you it is well worth the money. I really am learning what I need to know to run a kitchen. I would highly recommend the course for anybody who wants to be a chef but doesn’t have the time to attend a full-time culinary school. Having learned the Escoffier way to cook has put me in a good place for advancement in my job. I use what I’ve learned from Escoffier on my job with very positive response from my chef, co-workers, and customers. They all love the food I’m making. The Escoffier course has made it possible for me to someday day advance to the executive chef level.”
– Vince C, Culinary Arts Graduate

“I have been searching a long time to find a culinary course that I could do without having to stop from working and at the same time wasn’t too pricey. Having a diploma from a school like Escoffier would mean so much to me and would get me a step closer to where I want to be in my career. Now that I have finished the online culinary program I don’t want to just stop there I want to keep on the same path. Keep on working hard to make my dream a reality and to make my mark in the culinary world.”
– Charlton C, Culinary Arts Graduate

“I’m still studying this course and loving every minute of it. With having to care for my husband and the farm, the best part is I can do it at my own pace. The only thing bad I can say about this culinary class is that it will end…”
– Janet S, Current Pastry Arts Student

“I believe that when things are meant to be, paths are made clear and it is easy to follow our dreams. Thanks to Shannon and the administrative team, it was easy for me to take the step on the paths of culinary and pastry arts. The Chef Mentors and technical team make it easy for me to continue walking these paths. With the training I have received so far, that goal seems attainable and the dream one that will be realized – and you have no idea how happy that makes me!”
– Lynn F, Current Culinary and Pastry Arts Student

“I went to a college for Culinary Arts and had two amazing instructors, but just not enough class time and hands on. I learned a lot about the industry and business aspect but wanted more. I went online looking to further my education. I was directed to Escoffier and their tutorial. The fact is that it was well done and affordable were both important. Being able to go at your own pace was monumental. I finished the course in a little under 3 months. I put everything I had into that course. I am doing the same with the Baking and Pastry Program I’m now enrolled in. The experience through this program has made me feel like I’m in an actual classroom setting.”
– Chef Megan S, Culinary Arts Graduate and Current Pastry Arts Student

“No regret at all that I choose Escoffier Online Culinary Academy. You’re the BEST!!! Thank you so much. But wait, I still need to finish the baking and pastry program.”
– Isabelita S, Culinary Arts Graduate and Current Pastry Arts Student

“When I looked around New Mexico for a culinary school I had very little choices available that would allow me to continue farming and still go to school. Then I found Escoffier Online! Although I am still pretty new in the program I have learned a lot and I can’t wait to finish up and put my skills to good use. Thank You again for making my dream come true!”
– Dan W, Current Culinary Arts Student

Check out more of our student spotlight stories to see why our students chose online training, how they are living their culinary dream and where our students have ended up after completing the online program! If you have a story to share or would like to learn more about our program, please contact us at (855) 696-6602 or

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