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Culinary Courses In Baking & Pastry Arts

Many culinary schools combine pastry arts and baking together, but they are not necessarily one job. Although they share many of the same duties, those who want to become professional bakers are in store for a very demanding yet rewarding career. Learn to prepare types of baked goods from cakes and pastries to breads and styles of cookies and other delicacies. As with many culinary professions, a culinary degree in baking from a school is in many ways the avenue to get your foot in the door of this exciting field. Learn from many of today's chefs and bakers at many programs listed here on Culinary World's website.

Although each school and program will differ depending on style, tradition and focus of its faculty and staff, there are a number of typical core courses that are genery provided in each program. These courses can many times include the following:

• Beginning & Advanced Basic Techniques
• Cake Design (Many times includes wedding cakes)
• Sugar & Sugar Decoration
• Beginning & Advanced Puff Pastry Techniques
• Dessert Preparation & Design
• Bread Making
• Chocolate Desserts & Techniques
• Additional professional courses may include:

  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Business Management

Baking Schools & Degrees

A culinary program in baking will combine classroom learning with hands-on real baking instruction in the kitchen. While there is a deal of theory and information necessary to learn when becoming a baking professional, nothing compares to real, practical training. Many of the baking programs available through Culinary World are taught by working professionals renowned as some of the very in the industry. Each course and curriculum has been designed and reviewed by a diverse and experienced group of professionals to ensure that graduates of these programs are equipped with the skills and expertise to not only secure the jobs upon graduation but to thrive in their future place of employment.

Throughout each degree, students will be taught the fundamentals of baking, kitchen management, dessert preparation and much more. A program many times includes additional professional courses such as marketing, accounting and organization and management, to ensure that each student has a well-rounded education, able to not only perform in the kitchen but also manage aspects of a career in the baking industry. Students are taught various techniques as well, providing a diverse set of skills, so as not to narrow their abilities upon graduation. By learning a number of different styles and techniques, graduates are able to prepare a very diverse number of delicacies including desserts, cakes, pastries and more.

Baking Careers

Bakers today work in a wide variety of environments. Many bakers strive to one day open their own business, perhaps a bakery, pastry shop or restaurant. Yet bakers work in many different settings including bakeries, restaurants and cafes, catering companies, hotels and resorts, spas, casinos and even cruise ships. Moreover, as baking has become big business, there are many other types of careers available for baking graduates in the food production, food service and grocery industries.

Bakers may work many different types of hours, often very early in the morning or midnight hours. For some, this is ideal, as it ows you free time when many others are working. For some, a baking career suits their lifestyle and outside interests, while for others, the love of baking is the most important factor in their career . If this type of career looks interesting to you, we recommend that you review our list of baking programs available. Request information from as many as you would like and choose a program and school that fits your career goals. Then the rest will be up to you! Today is a day to get started.

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            Baking and Pastry Specialist
            • A part of the Select Education Group (SEG).
            • Offers several scholarship and financial aid opportunities for students who qualify.
            • California campuses accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, and accreditation for the Salem campus from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training.
            • 4 Campuses located in Clovis, Modesto and Redding in California, and Salem in Oregon.
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            Baking and Pastry Arts
            • Gives students the opportunity to earn their associate’s degree in the culinary arts field in less than 15 months
            • Located in Norfolk and Newport News, Virginia.
            • Offers externship experiences to students for experience in the field.
            • Hosts regular career fairs for employer recruitment.
            • Has student housing available.
            Culinary Arts
            Get the experience you need to succeed in the exciting and fast growing culinary field at Keiser University - Center for Culinary Arts. We offer the flexibility of day or evening classes, experienced faculty, and small class sizes for plenty of personalized attention. Internship opportunities and financial aid are available for students who qualify.
            Pastry Arts - Diploma
            • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
            • A private post-secondary institution of higher education serving south-central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland since 1967.
            • Offers associate degrees in specialized business and specialized technology, as well as programs leading to professional certifications and diplomas.
            • Gives each student their own career services specialist who helps keep them focused on their goals.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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            Associate of Science in Baking and Pastry Arts

            Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

            DIP - Pastry Arts

            The goal of Virginia College lies in its responsibility to its students, the technical and business communities, and the general citizenry. We have a long history of offering new direction to students.

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            Diploma in Pastry Arts
            • Culinary Arts program includes the 3-week Farm To Table® Experience, where students gain a direct, in-depth look at where food comes from.
            • Numerous scholarship opportunities and financial aid are available to students who qualify.
            • Accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), and the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
            • 2 campuses located in Boulder, Colorado and Austin, Texas.
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            Associate of Science in Baking and Pastry Arts

            Sullivan University is a private institution of higher learning dedicated to providing educational enrichment opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of its students.

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            Dorsey Schools , Roseville

            Dorsey has been a trusted career training school in Michigan for over 80 years!

            We offer training programs designed to prepare our students for careers in fields such as healthcare, beauty, culinary, and skilled trades



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            Baking & Pastry (AS)
            • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef and Project Runway.
            • Has a team of about 4,000 faculty members focused on helping students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas.
            • Offers programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
            • Provides program coordinators who work with students to ensure they have the learning materials, assignments, facilities, and faculty to get the most out of the program.
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            International Baking and Pastry
            • Has been training students in the culinary arts since 1946.
            • Teaches hands-on culinary training in French, Asian, Mediterranean, Latin and American cooking, along with professional baking and pastry techniques.
            • Helps students gain professional skills in culinary management.
            • Offers an Italian Culinary Arts program where students get to externship in Italy.
            • Its instructors are respected chefs who put their dedication and life experiences into their instruction.
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            Pastry Arts Associates
            The Chef's Academy , Morrisville
            • Listed on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
            • Offers intern and externship placement assistance for real-world experience.
            • Offers programs in culinary arts, pastry arts, and hospitality & restaurant management.
            • Accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF).
            • 2 campus locations in Indianapolis, Indiana and Morrisville, North Carolina.
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