Is Work Experience Required?

No, although some experience in the hospitality industry is preferred. However, a love of cooking is definitely required! 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 Certificate in Baking and Pastry program has a Career Services department to assist with job or externship search as well as teaches many helpful skills for acquiring employment in the industry. From resume writing to interview preparation, the Career Services department gives you a constructive helping hand through every process of your search. Collectively, with the Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy training and career placement service, our graduates can be prepared to hit the ground running in a new position upon the completion of the program.

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