Pastry Arts

A professional program focused on classic and modern pastry trends

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Intro

Watch this video to find out what Pastry Arts program is like at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts

Watch this video to find out what Pastry Arts program is like at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts

 

Love to bake? Chocolate work? Sugar work? Take the fast route to a hot career — bake your heart out in a 32-week Pastry Arts program in hip Austin, Texas, or beautiful Boulder, Colorado.

This concentrated, nationally accredited program is designed to fit your schedule and will train you for potential employment in a variety of pastry and baking careers.

Fast-Paced, Hands-On Learning

Pastry Arts student decorating her cake

Pastry Arts student decorating her cake


Fast-Paced, Hands-On Learning

You spend a vast majority of your time baking in a professional pastry kitchen. You prepare a wide variety of pastry items and desserts during your education in the program, working side-by-side with fellow classmates and your Chef Instructor as you learn both the science and artistry of pastry. 

Small Class Size with Personal Attention

You get personal attention and encouragement from knowledgeable Chef Instructors who teach skills that are applied to create more challenging pastries and desserts. A small class size means a richer, more in-depth educational experience for you.

Testimnial

Megan Sloan

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“I learned a lot. My Chef Instructor took a difficult task and really broke it down, and challenged us to retrace our steps even when we made mistakes to understand why the pastry may not have turned out perfectly. This helped to both expand our knowledge and understand the science behind the art.”

— Megan Sloan, Pastry Arts Graduate, D’bcle 
Restaurant

Classic and Modern Pastry Techniques and Methods

Pastry Arts students and a tiered cake

Pastry Arts students and a tiered cake


Classic and Modern Pastry Techniques and Methods

You spend most of your time in a professional pastry kitchen baking artisan breads, creating and decorating cakes, exploring molecular gastronomy, learning to create signature desserts, and more. You taste everything you make, practice contemporary plating styles, learn to refine your skills, and acquire an appreciation for pastry artistry. 

  • Molecular gastronomy
  • Cake decorating
  • Artisan bread baking
  • Gluten-free and healthful needs baking
  • Signature desserts

Real-World Experience

Real-World Experience

The best way to learn is by doing. You are offered a real-life experience during an 8-week industry externship where you have the opportunity to take your skills to the next level. You also receive entrepreneurship training so you can develop the skills necessary to start your own business.

Testimonial: Kim Boos

Kim Boos

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“The Pastry Arts program at the school gave me the foundation to build my career. The instructors provide real life tips and formulas I could never get from books. My co-workers are surprised by how much help the school has given me throughout my career."

— Kim Boos, Pastry Arts Graduate, Pastry Chef/Owner, Tee & Cakes

Student Culmination Event

Student Culmination Event

Toward the end of your program, you will participate in a student culmination event. This class event encompasses the facets learned in the program. From marketing, budgeting and ordering to producing the finished product — cakes, breads, tortes, and advanced pastries, just to name a few options — you can see at this event. Every class chooses the theme for the event. Friends, family and staff are encouraged to attend.

Affordable Financing Options

Molecular gastronomy dessert prepared by Pastry Arts students

Molecular gastronomy dessert prepared by Pastry Arts students

 


Affordable Financing Options

We help you find the financial assistance you need to achieve your dream of a pastry & baking career through a number of options such as financial aid, flexible payment plans, scholarships, and other resources.

Lifetime Job Placement Assistance

Lifetime Job Placement Assistance 

You receive assistance with job placement while in school and upon graduation. Benefits and support include resume writing assistance, application and job interview preparation assistance, industry referrals, networking opportunities, weekly job listings, and more. We are committed to helping you pursue a fulfilling career. 

Testimonial

Stacy Walker

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“My experience in the Pastry Arts program made all the difference for me. I went into the program as a good baker; I came out a professional baker.”

— Stacy Walker, Pastry Arts Graduate, Pastry Chef/Partner, Happy Cakes Bakeshop