July 25, 2012

Auguste Escoffier School Of Culinary Arts Earns WACS Recognition Of Quality Culinary Education

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts In Austin and Boulder are the Only Culinary Schools in the U.S. to Receive this Honor

AUSTIN, TX – The World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) Board of Directors and Education Committee have awarded the WACS Recognition of Quality Culinary Education to the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Austin, Texas.

The school was welcomed as the newest recognized program under WACS after the WACS Recognition of Quality Culinary Education review panel thoroughly examined the school’s application for WACS Recognition. The panel determined that the culinary programs offered at the school not only met, but in some instances exceeded the WACS Standards of Quality Culinary Education.

“We are honored to be recognized by WACS and excited to learn the Austin program is the second in the United States, following our Boulder school, to earn this international distinction,” said Paul Ryan, President of the Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts.

“Congratulations on your recognition, it is well deserved,” said Michael Baskette, Vice Chairman of the WACS Education Committee.

For more information, visit www.escoffier.edu, call 866-552-2433 or follow us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/escoffierschool.

About the World Association of Chefs Societies

Founded in 1928 in Paris, France the World Association of Chefs Societies is a global network of national chefs associations from 93 countries, representing over 10 million professional chefs worldwide. WACS is a non-political professional organization dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines. The organization accomplishes these goals through education, training and professional development of our international membership. As an authority and opinion leader on food, WACS represents a global voice on all issues related to the culinary profession.

About the Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts

The Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts offer professional culinary arts programs based on the methods, principles and systems of Auguste Escoffier, the international culinary icon and the source of modern cooking. Students have the opportunity to learn history and context directly from the Escoffier family, as well as from expert chef instructors.

The Schools’ Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts certificate programs offer rigorous industry skills training, as well as, grounding in the standards of professionalism and excellence sought by employers. Campuses are located in Austin, Texas and Boulder, Colorado.

Our Mission

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts empowers students to achieve their potential in the culinary and pastry arts through small class sizes and individual, modernized instruction in the techniques developed by the King of Chefs, Auguste Escoffier.  Students are trained to understand where their food comes from and to develop respect for local resources and sustainable practices.  Graduates enter the workforce with a balance of practical skills, humility and dependability.

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