Escoffier Culinary Schools Bring Top Chefs To NYC


World-Class Chefs, Food Industry Professionals and Culinary Students to Discuss Innovation in Culinary Education 

New York, NY – March 3, 2014 – On March 5, the Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy and the Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts will host a major event in New York City at the W Hotel in Times Square. School executives along with top advisory board members, students, and world-renowned chefs will gather to explore the future of culinary education.

Since its launch in June 2012 as the first-ever online culinary school, Escoffier Online through its culinary and pastry arts programs has already helped thousands of students fulfill their culinary dreams of learning to cook and bake in a unique, global and affordable digital environment that offers unprecedented convenience without compromising quality. Graduates have gone on to become sous chefs, launch catering businesses, and more. At the event, founder Jack Larson will discuss the success of the program to date, with new updates including courses in Spanish, the availability of short courses and expanded partnerships with schools and businesses. Online demos of Escoffier’s web-based courses will be available during the reception.

In addition to Escoffier Online, Mr. Larson will discuss the Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts located in Boulder, CO and Austin, TX. The schools are pioneers in sustainability and have the first registered “Farm To Table®” educational program in the United States.

During the event, special guest Michel Escoffier, great-grandson of legendary French chef Auguste Escoffier and president of the Escoffier Foundation and museum, will be on hand to induct the newest members into the esteemed Disciples d’Escoffier, including Bret Thorn, Senior Food Editor for Nation’s Restaurant News; Michael Toscano, Chef Owner of Perla, Montmartre & Jeffrey’s Grocery; Dan Amatuzzi, Beverage Director of Eataly and Nicholas Coleman, Chief Oleologist with Eataly.

Other celebrated guests in attendance include: Jeremiah Tower, the father of American Cuisine; Michael Pythoud, Executive Chef at Walt Disney World; Mary Chamberlin, President and Founder Les Dames d’Escoffier International, Monterey Chapter Group and Candy Wallace, Founder/Executive Director of American Personal and Private Chefs Association and more.

About Escoffier Online

The Escoffier Online Culinary Academy is the first-ever online culinary school, offering professional culinary training for aspiring chefs and food enthusiasts alike, via a convenient web-based platform. Inspired by the world-renowned Escoffier name, Escoffier Online offers a comprehensive curriculum of cooking techniques and fundamentals. Escoffier Online has been approved and recognized by a number of leading culinary organizations, including the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Chicago Chefs of Cuisine Inc., the American Personal & Private Chef Association, and others. Escoffier Online was launched by Triumph Higher Education Group (, a leader in vocational educational programs.

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