Escoffier Online Powers New Culinary Arts Program for Harper College

Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy Powers New Distance Learning Culinary Arts Program for Harper College’s Continuing Education Students

Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy, the first-ever online culinary school, and Harper College, a local community college in Palatine, IL, today announced a partnership to deliver an online culinary program for the college’s Continuing Education students. Harper College will provide students with direct access to Escoffier’s comprehensive entirely online Culinary Arts Program, as well as the opportunity to earn a Culinary Arts Continuing Education Certificate.

With a number of offerings already in the culinary space, Harper College’s Continuing Education Department continues to see growing student demand for a more comprehensive culinary program. The new online program is ideal for students who want to pursue professional chef training, as well as for serious food enthusiasts looking to enhance their skills. Registration for the new Culinary Arts Program powered by Escoffier Online will begin in February 2013 through the Harper College Continuing Education web site. As part of the partnership, Escoffier Online will offer a 15 percent tuition discount to all Harper district students registering for the program.

“Harper is a progressive college that is always looking for innovative ways to expand our offerings,” said Scott Cashman, Continuing Education Manager for Personal and Cultural Enrichment. “We felt the partnership with Escoffier Online offered the most modern and convenient way to deliver a proven culinary program to our students, as part of a continued effort to make learning accessible.”

Escoffier Online, in affiliation with the Escoffier Foundation of France, delivers the finest culinary education via the web, with a curriculum designed by world-renowned chefs to help students quickly develop real-world kitchen credentials in the privacy of their own homes. Students across the country and worldwide leverage Escoffier’s intuitive online interface, featuring a series of interactive learning modules with richly detailed video tutorials. Students are also provided with a professional cooking toolkit to use in their own kitchens, a personal culinary mentor, and access to career services after receiving their Escoffier Certified diploma upon program completion.

For more information, call the Harper College Continuing Education registration at 847.925.6300 or visit

About Harper College
Harper College is one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving 35,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College’s academic programs prepare students for rewarding careers and for transfer to four-year universities. Harper offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career programs, workforce training, professional development, a full menu of continuing education classes, accelerated degree options for adults and developmental education programs. For more information, visit or call 847.925.6000.

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