Is Work Experience Required?
No. We suggest that you schedule a virtual tour or spend a day shadowing a chef in a restaurant if you have not worked in a professional culinary setting before.
If you don’t have work experience, Escoffier Online helps students build a strong skill set and gain many qualities throughout the program that employers look for when hiring.
The Diploma in Culinary Arts and Operations and Diploma in Professional Pastry Arts programs have a Career Services department to assist with job or externship site search in addition to many resources our students find helpful for acquiring employment in the industry.
You can learn more about Career Services here: https://www.escoffieronline.com/career-services/