Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, a leading accredited provider of online and campus-based culinary training and education, has announced the appointment of Certified Master Pastry Chef (one of only eleven CMPC’s in the country) and culinary educator Frank Vollkommer as director of culinary industry development.

Chef Vollkommer joins Escoffier with 30 years of experience in the culinary, pastry and confectionery industries and more than 16 years as an educator within post-secondary institutions. His prior work in culinary education includes leadership in the development of academic programs, curriculum, instructional design strategies, and assessment at Johnson and Wales University, The Culinary Institute of America and New England Culinary Institute.

At Escoffier, Chef Vollkommer will be tasked with growing the culinary educator’s professional relationships, developing content for current and prospective students and providing practitioner’s perspective and review of teaching and learning methods.

“Chef Vollkommer is a culinary industry legend recognized for innovation, artistic style and creativity. We’re thrilled he's bringing his expertise to Escoffier as director of culinary development,” says Tracy Lorenz, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts and Triumph Higher Education Group president and chief executive officer. “His passion and award-winning techniques for educating culinary students is a perfect pairing with Escoffier's approach to teaching and helping students realize their culinary dreams.”

“We are excited to welcome Chef Vollkommer to our team at Escoffier. His leadership and commitment to the industry allow us to further expand our strategic value by driving research and new concept development,” says Kirk T. Bachmann, campus president and head of business development.