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Baking and Pastry Schools

Get Your "Just Desserts" with Baking and Pastry School Classes

Who doesn't love wedding cake, homemade bread, or great piece of pie? If you've always enjoyed creating delicious desserts, baking and pastry school courses can help you find a job you love.

Employers usually want pastry chefs with post-secondary training or one of the many available cooking degrees. These degrees can help you branch out into exactly the career you had in mind. Specialize in catering, become a restaurant manager, or earn a master's degree and be well on your way to becoming an executive chef.

Programs leading to a certificate, diploma, or degree can range from a few months to several years.

  • Earn a certificate or diploma in approximately nine months
  • In two-year programs leading to an associate's degree, you can learn specialized techniques, including catering skills
  • Four-year bachelor's degree programs can broaden your skills even more. Become a restaurant manager, coordinating all kitchen, dining room, and banquet operations
  • A master's degree can help you stand out among competition for executive chef positions

Baking and Pastry Chef Jobs Tied to Training

The job market for bakers and pastry chefs continues to grow. In 2006, there were 3.1 million U.S. chefs and cooks (the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics--BLS--doesn't give separate figures for bakers or pastry chefs or the field of catering).The BLS does expect some job growth between 2006 and 2016, promising news for aspiring baking and pastry chefs. In 2008, chefs and head cooks earned an annual median salary of $38,770.

To land the best new jobs in this field, you should have the right kind of training. Hundreds of vocational schools, colleges, and universities offer classes and degrees that can get you started on your satisfying culinary career.

Baking and Pastry Schools

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The Art Institutes system of schools
With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.
Baking & Pastry (AS), Baking & Pastry (C), Baking & Pastry (D) and more.
  • Cincinnati: 8845 Governors Hill Drive Suite 100 Cincinnati, OH 45249
  • Virginia Beach: 4500 Main Street Suite 100 Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • Draper: 121 West Election Road Suite 100 Draper, UT 84020
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Remington College
Get hands-on training with Remington College.
Diploma in Pastry Arts, and more.
  • Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

Virginia College
Set your career in motion at Virginia College Online.
DIP-Pastry Arts, Certificate in Pastry Arts, DIP-Culinary Arts and more.
  • Greenville: 78 Global Dr., Ste. 200 Greenville, SC 29607
  • Richmond: 7200 Midlothian Tpke. Richmond, VA 23225
  • Chattanooga: 721 Eastgate Loop Chattanooga, TN 37411
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Keiser University Campus
Keiser University offers degrees in fields that are in demand and provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
Baking And Pastry Arts, AS, Culinary Arts, AS, and more.
  • Sarasota: 6151 Lake Osprey Drive Sarasota, FL 34240
  • Tallahassee: 1700 Halstead Blvd Bldg. 2 Tallahassee, FL 32309
  • Melbourne: 900 S. Babcock St. Melbourne, FL 32901

Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts
You can fire up a new career with help from Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts . We offer three programs for careers in the culinary industry, including culinary arts, pastry arts, as well as a chef track.
Pastry Arts, Pastry Arts Program, Culinary Arts and more.
  • Austin: 6020-B Dillard Circle Austin, TX 78752
  • Boulder: 637 S. Broadway, Ste. H Boulder, CO 80305

Branford Hall Career Institute
Get the career you want at Branford Hall Career Institute.
Culinary Arts, and more.
  • Springfield: 189 Brookdale Drive Springfield, MA 01104

The International Culinary Center
Get hands-on training with The International Culinary Center.
Certificate in Classic Pastry Arts, Certificate in Cake Techniques & Design, Certificate in Art of International Bread Baking and more.
  • Campbell: 700 West Hamilton Avenue Suite 300 Campbell, CA 95008
  • New York: 462 Broadway New York, NY 10013

L'Ecole Culinaire
Get the hands-on training you need to launch a career in the culinary arts.
Culinary Fundamentals, Culinary Arts, Culinary Essentials and more.
  • Saint Louis: 9811 South Forty Drive Saint Louis, MO 63124
  • Kansas City: 4131 N. Corrington Ave Kansas City, MO 64117
  • Cordova: 1245 N. Germantown Parkway Cordova, TN 38016

Culinary Institute of Virginia
Turn your passion for food into a career at the Culinary Institute of Virginia.
Baking and Pastry Arts, Culinary Arts, Food Service Management and more.
  • Norfolk: 2428 Almeda Avenue Norfolk, VA 23513
  • Newport News: 11850 Merchants Walk, Suite 100 Newport News, VA 23606

Le Cordon Bleu Schools of North America
Get hands-on training with Le Cordon Bleu Schools of North America.
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in LA - Diploma in Patisserie and Baking (Hollywood), Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Seattle - Certificate in Patisserie and Baking, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in San Francisco- Certificate in Baking and Pastry Arts and more.
  • Seattle: 360 Corporate Drive North Seattle, WA 98188
  • San Francisco: 625 Polk Street San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Dallas: 11830 Webb Chapel Road Dallas, TX 75234
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