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Pastry Arts program

Pastry Arts student decorating her cake

Love to bake? Take the fastest route to a hot career — become a part of an exploding industry while baking your heart out in the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Pastry Arts program.

Our program combines both the chemistry and artistry of pastry and baking, as well as provides you with the tools and techniques necessary to make your pastry career a reality.

The intensive curriculum is designed to help you develop your sensibilities and philosophy about pastry, baking techniques, ingredients, and presentation. It includes classic techniques such as French pâtisserie, confections and plating restaurant-style desserts, as well as modern techniques such as molecular gastronomy and healthful needs baking. Plus:

  • Spend 80% of time on hands-on preparation with only 20% lecture
  • Create and decorate cakes
  • Bake fresh artisan breads
  • Take your skills to the next level during an 8-week industry externship
  • Get entrepreneurship training

As a student in the Pastry Arts program, you’ll receive the personal attention, one-on-one instruction and encouragement you need from industry-experienced Chef Instructors who are committed to teaching you skills to create more challenging pastries and desserts. You will also have the freedom to bring your own personality into your work to create signature desserts.

You’ll work closely with fellow students and your Chef Instructor preparing a wide variety of pastry items and desserts daily, tasting everything, refining your skills and acquiring an appreciation for pastry artistry. This could be you!

Learn  more about our Pastry Arts program at our Austin, Texas campus

Learn more about our Pastry Arts program at our Boulder, Colorado campus

Student Testimonials


  • “My Chef Instructor was tough and set a great standard of excellence, but was also very compassionate and allowed us to make mistakes. The instructors were precise, accurate, and a great team with fantastic instruction. I couldn’t wait to go to school every day.”

    Monica Coles, Graduate
  • “I would certainly recommend this course to someone interested in a career in pastry arts. This class improved my skill set and gave me a foundation to build from.”

    Rachelle Richmond, Graduate
  • “Culinary Arts was an intense course with great instruction and tons of hands-on kitchen time. My career is now flourishing. Thanks to culinary school!”

    Stew Moore, Graduate
  • “My culinary program was exactly what I was looking for. It is the perfect schedule, duration, and curriculum. I have no doubt that attending culinary school has been one of the great decisions of my life. The ongoing support and opportunities I get from all of you is priceless!”

    Adriana Perez, Graduate
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