Reflections on Graduating from Culinary School
In mid-November 2022, I graduated with a Culinary Arts and Operations diploma from Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. It was a satisfying accomplishment- something I did because I love learning and have a passion for cooking.
I’ve enjoyed cooking since I was a teenager. Despite this passion, it never occurred to me to enroll in culinary school until the fall of 2020.
I was at home during the COVID lockdown. The idea randomly popped into my head, and I went with it. I love those moments, by the way, and I have many of them.
I spent months researching various culinary schools. Escoffier was ranked in the top five best culinary programs. After inquiring and gathering the necessary information, I decided to enroll.
The concepts and techniques I learned were invaluable. I will carry them throughout my life. The online culinary school worked for me and my busy schedule. The convenience of instant technology, Zoom meetings, emails, texts, and Google Drive made my education experience smooth and effortless.
I was very nervous about completing the required six-week externship before concluding the program. I had no prior professional kitchen experience, which contributed to my anxiety. But we all have to start somewhere, right?
The externship required me to execute the techniques I learned throughout the program. However, despite the nervousness, I had the best experience. My supervisor was patient, kind, and fun to work with. It made the journey pleasant and less nerve-wracking. I was so thankful for the wonderful experience.
All in all, I’m grateful to have chosen Escoffier. From the knowledgeable chef instructors to the admissions, finance, career services, student success coach representatives, and classmates, I felt well-supported and learned so much throughout the accelerated 15-month program.
Everyone was eager to provide help and encouragement to make my online culinary school experience a success. I highly recommend Escoffier if anyone is considering culinary school, especially if you have a busy schedule like me.
Don’t ever stop dreaming and attaining your goals. We’re always young enough to learn and try something new. Keep reaching for the stars!