Diploma in Culinary Arts and Operations
Advance your food service career with an online Culinary Arts and Operations program from Escoffier. Our balanced curriculum combines the latest in contemporary culinary techniques and methodologies as well as courses that help provide a relevant business foundation. Online culinary school students are taught through a structured learning model that begins with the basics and ends with a real-world industry externship.
The Culinary Arts and Operations courses from our online diploma program help you prepare for a variety of food-industry roles in settings such as restaurants, hotels and other food service settings. A modern approach to culinary arts education, our program blends a lecture setting with classes emphasizing theoretical knowledge and practical skills in areas such as contemporary cuisine preparation, farm-to-table, purchasing and cost control and world cuisines. Hands-on experiences further prepare students for a career in the culinary arts.
Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Culinary Arts
For students who have completed one of our diploma or certificate programs or for new students who are planning to earn a degree, we offer an Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Culinary Arts. The program is available 100% online, with an industry externship, and can be completed in just six months depending on the program you have already completed.
The Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Culinary Arts program builds on skills, methods and business foundation from our diploma program with more advanced content in the areas of business communications, world history and culture, foodservice math, and nutrition. Students also participate in an advanced industry externship where they develop their skills and acumen in a real world setting. Upon program completion, students can gain a comprehensive foundation of directly transferable skills in food service preparation, operations and management.
What you will learn
Who is the course for?
The online programs give students the skills and experience they need to grow careers in the professional food service and restaurant world. Throughout our online culinary courses, students will learn essential skills for working in the food service industry because our education emphasizes not only cooking but also business operations and management for a well-rounded learning experience. Our courses allow students to explore modern and classic cooking methods as well as important professional skills like menu planning, facility design, employee training, safety and sanitation, food cost control, and much more.