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

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts’ professional pastry arts programs offer the chance to receive advanced learning for baking through a structured, virtual experience. With the option of completing a diploma or an associate degree there is an equal balance of courses for classic methods and techniques as well as business management and entrepreneurship in these 100% online pastry programs. Each program also requires an industry externship providing a well-balanced baking and pastry arts education. No matter your career path, these revolutionary online baking and pastry diploma and degree programs could be the education you need to take your profession to the next level.

How It Works

Students of our diploma program are guided in their culinary education 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 our online pastry programs and retain as much knowledge as possible.


Step 1

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


Step 2

Participate in discussion boards with your classmates and instructors about topics related to your coursework, the industry and more. Join live lessons held virtually each week for a real classroom experience.


Step 3

It’s cooking time! Execute your practical assignments, documenting the process along the way through a production sheet and taking photos when instructed to.

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How Pastry School Online Works

Watch how the online process works to help ensure students are learning the critical skills and methodologies that prepare them for success.

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Program Highlights

Virtual Classroom

  • 24/7 Access
  • 100s of Technique Videos
  • Interactive Learning Tools
  • Individual Chef Feedback


  • Balanced, Business-Focused Curriculum
  • Personal Support
  • Heritage of a World-Renowned Name
  • Professional Education
  • Farm to Table®
  • Lifetime Career Assistance


  • Industry Externship(s)
  • Gain Professional Experience
  • Make Industry Connections
  • Externship Search Assistance

In-Person Learning and Networking

  • Annual Graduation
  • Farm to Table® Workshops
  • Southern France Trip
  • Employer Recruiting Opportunities

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