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Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy Powers New Distance Learning Culinary Arts Program For Harper College's Continuing Education Students

CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy now offers branded access to Escoffier's comprehensive programs, offering certifications in both Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts. The first-ever online culinary school, and Harper College, a community college in Palatine, IL, today announced a partnership to deliver the turnkey Culinary Arts online program for the college's Continuing Education students.

With a number of offerings already in the culinary space, Harper College's Continuing Education Department continues to see growing student demand for a more comprehensive culinary program. The new online program is ideal for students who want to pursue professional chef training, as well as for serious food enthusiasts looking to enhance their skills. Registration for the new Culinary Arts Program powered by Escoffier Online will begin in February 2013. As part of the partnership, Escoffier Online will pass along a 15 percent tuition discount to all Harper district students registering for the program.

"We wanted to bring more choices to students in the continuing education arena, and felt the online model offered the most modern and convenient way to provide our students with access to a world-class culinary program," said Scott Cashman, Manager for Personal and Cultural Enrichment. "Harper is always looking for innovative ways to expand our offerings. The partnership with Escoffier Online was a good way to accomplish this."  

Escoffier Online, in affiliation with the Escoffier Foundation of France, delivers the finest culinary education via the web, with a curriculum designed by world-renowned chefs to help students quickly develop real-world kitchen credentials in the privacy of their own homes. Students across the country and worldwide leverage Escoffier's intuitive online interface, featuring a series of interactive learning modules with richly detailed video tutorials. Students are also provided with a professional cooking or baking toolkit to use in their own kitchens, a personal culinary mentor, and access to career services after receiving their Escoffier Certified diploma upon program completion.

Educational institutions can partner with Escoffier Online to quickly and easily deliver an advanced culinary program to their students. Escoffier Online offers complete integration support, co-branding, and more, making the entire experience available through an educational institution's own web site, and offering seamless, 24x7 access to its programs online. For more information about branding Escoffier Online for your university, please contact Jeff Larson, jlarson@escoffieronline.com

About Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy The Escoffier Online Culinary Academy is the first-ever online culinary school, offering the best in professional culinary training via an intuitive, affordable online interface. 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 – without the physical, financial, and time constraints of a traditional school. Escoffier Online was launched by Triumph Higher Education Group ( http://www.triumpheducation.com/), a company dedicated to elevating the quality and experience of vocational educational programs both on-site and online. Escoffier Online has been approved and recognized by a number of leading culinary organizations, including the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Chicago Chefs of Cuisine Inc., the American Personal & Private Chef Association, and others. http://www.escoffieronline.com/

About Harper College

Harper College is one of the nation's premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving 35,000 students annually in Chicago's northwest suburbs. The College's academic programs prepare students for rewarding careers and for transfer to four-year universities. Harper offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career programs, workforce training, professional development, a full menu of continuing education classes, accelerated degree options for adults and developmental education programs. For more information, visit www.harpercollege.edu or call 847.925.6000.

SOURCE Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy

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