CHICAGO – School of Culinary Arts Auguste Escoffier, a leading accredited provider of online and campus culinary education and training, today announced the launch of its Escoffier Connect â¢. Platform with the addition of a new real-time talent search tool designed to put partner employers in touch with more than 12,000 Escoffier students and alumni. This new online career center gives Escoffier direct access to 10,000 current positions, including industry insider internships and career opportunities.
The announcement comes as the Reports of the National Association of Restaurateursnearly half of culinary establishments operate with 20% fewer staff than pre-pandemic employment levels and, while vacancies in accommodation and food services reached nearly one million in March, according to Labor office Statistics.
âNow more than ever, our employer partners are looking to us to help them find qualified candidates and not just for a short-term solution,â said Patricia Souza, Vice President of Student and Career Services at ‘Escoffier. âOur partners know they are recruiting professionally trained culinary candidates who can get started quickly and are invested in career growth and development at their establishments. Our students benefit from privileged access to positions that match their credentials and their culinary growth plans.
Escoffier’s employer partners are represented in all seven segments of the culinary industry including: accommodation, food services, restaurants, food retail, institutional and commercial restaurants, leisure and recreation, and manufacturers / food wholesalers.
âEscoffier provides a flexible and real-world learning environment enabling hands-on and relevant training in our hotels in addition to their online educational component,â said David Harker, Corporate Executive Director, Omni Hotels & Resorts. âEscoffier students, alumni and associates of Omni all benefit from this professional partnership. Committed associates and team members are essential to our success, and Escoffier has been a great supporter of this philosophy and has worked closely with us over the past few years. Escoffier has truly been a collaborative and avant-garde partner.
The institution’s Escoffier Connect â¢ platform was originally created with an alumni association that quickly grew as a way to put alumni in touch with students for volunteer support such as mentoring. With a new focus on building bridges between students, alumni and employers, the new Escoffier Career Center is free and available to Escoffier students and graduates throughout their careers. professional. In addition to the Career Center, Escoffier advisers partner with students to provide one-on-one help with resume and portfolio writing, interview preparation and career planning, and self-assessment tools. .
For more details on Escoffier’s career services platform and the new direct access to employer partners, visit https://www.escoffier.edu/career-center/
About the Auguste Escoffier Culinary Arts School
The Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts is one of the leading accredited providers of culinary training and education. Escoffier is the only accredited institution in the United States, through its Boulder campus, to offer 100% online culinary degrees and diplomas that include cooking classes and real-world industry internships. Ranked in the Top 10 Culinary Schools in the United States by USA Today and number one in the world by Chef’s Pencil, the school’s professional programs offer the proven combination of a classic and contemporary approach to industry skills training. modern as well as a sustainability-focused approach and business-focused curriculum. Professional culinary arts and baking programs are available online and in the field through Escoffier’s campus in Boulder, Colo. And in the field through its campus in Austin, TX. The Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder, Colo. Is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). The Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Austin, Texas is nationally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE). The Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts is a Great Place to Work â¢ certified institution and its Boulder campus is designated as Military FriendlyÂ® School.