“I learned a lot. My Chef Educator 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.”
Hands-On, Personalized Pastry Training
Our diploma path synthesizes the science and artistry of the pastry arts in a state-of-the-art kitchen classroom where you can spend most of your learning experience applying your skills and knowledge to your unique creations. We help you explore your personal style and technique in your pastry and dessert preparation and presentation, including plating your desserts and pastries. Our small class sizes encourage one-on-one mentoring by our field-experienced pastry arts instructors so you can get the most from your education.
“The Pastry Arts program at the school gave me the foundation to build my career. The Chef Educators 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."
We do our best to simulate a real-world pastry arts setting to prepare you to reach your professional objectives beyond the classroom. To amplify your baking and pastry fundamentals, we emphasize more specialized areas such as baking artisan breads, creating and decorating cakes, exploring molecular gastronomy, learning to create signature desserts, and more. Through a well-rounded education in both the basic elements of the pastry arts and more finely-focused training, we hope to help you shape your personalized pastry path.
For more about our pastry diploma program, visit the Pastry Arts Curriculum page.
“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.”