Pursuing a Pastry Arts Diploma Online.
Yes, It’s Possible.

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts’ Professional Pastry Arts program offers the chance to receive advanced learning for baking through a structured, virtual experience. With an equal balance of courses for classic methods and techniques as well as business management and entrepreneurship, this 100% online program with a hands-on industry externship provides a well-balanced education for the novice and expert chef alike. No matter your career path, this revolutionary online baking and pastry diploma program could be what you need to take your profession to the next level.

How It Works

Students learn through our effective and easy-to-follow Learning Model for each of their assignments. Starting with topic research and ending with personalized chef feedback, students move through each step of the process to maximize their success in the program and retain as much knowledge as possible.


Step 1

Read assigned texts, watch technique videos, do additional research and complete knowledge checks.


Step 2

Make an initial post in our discussion forum and discuss the replies with your classmates.


Step 3

Complete the production sheet for your practical assignments.


Step 4

It’s cooking time! Execute your practical assignments, documenting the process along the way.


Step 5

Complete a narrative, reflecting on the process and results of your assignment.


Step 6

After submitting your assignment for evaluation, our chef educators will provide audio feedback for every practical.

How Grading Works


How Assignments Work


How does an instructor grade a dish if he/she can’t taste it? Executive chef, Graham Mitchell, answers this question and more as he walks through the grading process for the program.

Walk through each step of our specially-crafted Learning Model with executive chef Graham Mitchell and learn how we’ve adapted the curriculum of a brick-and-mortar campus so students receive the same education online.


Program Highlights

Virtual Classroom

  • Live virtual discussions
  • 100s of technique videos
  • Interactive learning tools
  • Archived lessons


  • 24/7 Access
  • Mobile, tablet & computer friendly
  • 50/50 pastry techniques & business skills
  • Professional chef educators


  • Six-week industry externship
  • Gain professional experience
  • Make industry connections
  • Externship search assistance


  • Earn a diploma
  • Resume builder
  • Job search assistance
  • Career opportunity confidence