The Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Welcomes Michel Escoffier to Austin

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Great-Grandson of Master Chef Auguste Escoffier to Visit School Campus and Induct Local Professionals into Esteemed Disciples d'Escoffier

Michel Escoffier seated in front of a photo of his Great Grandfather Master Chef Auguste Escoffier

We are excited to have State Representative Rodriguez, Chef Bull, Mr. Scott, Ms Callaway and Ms. Williams being inducted into the Disciples d'Escoffier.Our school has much to celebrate, said Marcus McMellon, Campus Director.

On October 16, the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts located at 6020-B Dillard Circle, will welcome special guest Michel Escoffier to Austin. Michel is a distinguished member of the school’s advisory board, the great-grandson of Master Chef Auguste Escoffier and the President of the Escoffier Museum and Foundation in Villanueve-Loubet, France.

In addition to spending valuable time with students and staff, Mr. Escoffier will oversee the induction of local professionals into the prestigious Disciples d’Escoffier. Inductees include State Representative Eddie Rodriguez, Chair of the Texas Farm to Table Caucus; Chef David Bull of La Corsha Hospitality Group; Mr. Harlan Scott of Parkside Projects; Ms. Bekki Callaway of Skinny Lane Farm; and Ms. Carla Williams of the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. With more than 20,000 members worldwide, the Disciples d’Escoffier is a premier International culinary society established to maintain the good name and honor the memory of Auguste Escoffier. The organization preserves Escoffier’s work and promotes culinary education and apprenticeships encouraging young people to discover the desire and motivation to work as professional chefs.

“It is a privilege to have Mr. Escoffier, a direct descendant of our school’s namesake, visit with our students,” said Marcus McMellon, Campus Director of the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. “We are extremely excited to have Representative Rodriguez, Chef Bull, Mr. Scott, Ms. Callaway and our very own Ms. Williams being inducted into the Disciples d’Escoffier. Our school has much to celebrate.”

To learn more about the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, visit Escoffier.edu, call 866-552-2433 or follow us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/escoffierschool.

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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, and expert chef instructors.

The Schools’ Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts certificate programs offer rigorous industry skills training, the Farm To Table ® Experience as well as, grounding in the standards of professionalism and excellence sought by employers. Campuses are located in Austin, Texas and Boulder, Colorado. http://www.escoffier.edu

In addition to ground campuses, the Escoffier Online Culinary Academy is the first-ever online culinary school, offering professional culinary training for aspiring chefs and food enthusiasts alike. Modeled after the most prestigious culinary institutes in the world and inspired by the world-renowned Escoffier name, Escoffier Online offers a comprehensive curriculum of cooking techniques and fundamentals. http://www.escoffieronline.com

About Disciples Escoffier International - USA
The Disciples Escoffier International is the premier gastronomic society established in France to maintain the good name and traditions of French Cuisine. The goals of the Disciples Escoffier International are to honor the memory of Auguste Escoffier, in France and worldwide, promoting and preserving his work and maintaining the great culinary traditions; to promote culinary education and apprenticeship encouraging young people to discover the desire and motivation to work as a professional chef. The Disciples Escoffier International continues to work in close cooperation with schools, establishing contacts between professionals and students; to organize culinary events worthy of these traditions; to honor those in the culinary profession who work to maintain the high standards of French haute cuisine and to unite all Disciples Escoffier from around the world and in the true “Esprit Escoffier”.
Today, there is a worldwide membership of over 20,000 that includes a large membership in France China, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Benelux, Canada, Mexico, Portugal, Thailand Germany, South Africa, Morocco, Russia and the United States. It is in this spirit that the Disciples Escoffier International - USA strives to develop a national membership, establish a culinary scholarship fund and continue its charitable endeavors.

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School Contact:
Marcus McMellon, Campus Director, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts
512-451-5743, mmcmellon@escoffier.edu

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