Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Launches “The Ultimate Dish” Podcast

CHICAGO — Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, a leading accredited provider of online and campus-based culinary training and education, announces the launch of its new podcast, “The Ultimate Dish.” The weekly podcast offers a peek behind the culinary curtain with in-depth conversations with some of the world’s most innovative chefs and thought leaders shaping the food industry today.

Hosted by Chef Kirk T. Bachmann, M.Ed, CEC, AAC, Escoffier’s Boulder campus president and head of Product & Business Development, “The Ultimate Dish” podcast focuses on good food, inspiring stories, and the latest on what’s happening in the world of food from culinary pioneers and influencers.

“The Ultimate Dish gives us unprecedented access to some of the coolest and most inspiring minds in the culinary world. Each episode is different and gives listeners (and watchers) the chance to learn from and get inspired by their stories,” said Bachmann. “We are engaging in deep conversations with renowned chefs, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and trailblazers. There’s something for everyone from culinary enthusiasts to seasoned chefs, to those interested in starting a business or making a career change,” added Bachmann.

Recent and upcoming podcast guests include:

  • Martin Yan, award-winning PBS-TV cooking show Yan Can Cook
  • Elle Simon Scott, food stylist for America’s Test Kitchen and founder of SheChef Inc.
  • John Bogosian, fitness entrepreneur with expertise in online retail software and in-store organic grocery, digital marketing consulting, content management software and Wall Street food delivery service
  • Curtis Duffy, Michelin-starred chef, co-owner of Ever
  • Ron DeSantis, Certified Master Chef, Hungry Planet’s chief culinary officer
  • Frank Vollkommer, Certified Master Pastry Chef
  • Farmer Lee Jones, The Chef’s Garden® and pioneer of the sustainable agricultural movement
  • Chef Kimberly Brock Brown, the first African-American woman president of the American Culinary Federation

Visit the podcast’s website for a schedule of debut-season episodes and a summary of each. Listeners can subscribe to any podcast apps including YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and Youtube.

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About Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts
Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts is a leading accredited provider of culinary training and education. Escoffier is the only U.S. accredited institution, through its Boulder campus, to offer 100% online culinary degrees which include culinary classes and real-world industry externships. 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 modern industry skills training as well as sustainability-centered and business-focused curriculum. Professional programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, Plant-based Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Restaurant Operations Management are available online and on ground through Escoffier’s Boulder, Colorado campus and on ground through its Austin, Texas campus. Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder, Colorado is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Austin, Texas is nationally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE). Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts is a Great Place to Work-Certified™ institution and its Boulder campus is designated as a Military Friendly® School.