Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, a leading accredited provider of online and campus-based culinary training and education, announced relief and support for the hard hit hospitality industry in the form of free access to its proprietary e-Learning tools. New and long-standing hospitality industry partners such as Omni Hotels & Resorts now have access to foundational content from Escoffier’s online programs designed to support kitchen workers during this difficult time.
“This is an unprecedented time for our partners in the hospitality industry. We are banning together to offer our support for restaurants forced to close due to the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent layoffs, furloughs or temporary reduction of kitchen staff,” said Tracy Lorenz, president and CEO of Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts and Triumph Higher Education Group.
Now available for free to hospitality industry staff, Escoffier’s e-Learning content includes 45+ culinary foundational videos, recipes and assessment tools covering proper sanitation, essential knife skills, the importance of mise en place, soups and stocks, and vegetable and protein cookery. The e-Learning resources are part of Escoffier’s Boulder campus comprehensive professional online programs launched in 2015.
“Many culinary workers are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic and we wanted to show them our support by sharing this relevant content,” said Miles Mitchel, chief academic officer at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. “We hope they are back in their restaurant kitchens soon, but in the meantime, they can continue to sharpen their culinary skills and knowledge during this downturn.”