Explore the Craft of Bread Baking

...at the No. 1 Ranked Culinary School in America*

Make more than 45 bread varieties over the course of multiple weeks while studying science, the art of handcrafting, ingredients, desserts and decorating. The curriculum also covers how to open a bakery and business applications.

*USA Today 2019

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Gain advanced training to prepare specialties from the crustiest baguette to the flakiest croissants.

  • The 200-hour course was designed by Chef Sim Cass, a pioneer of the modern bread baking movement as one of the founding bakers of New York City’s famous Balthazar Bakery.
  • Classes are taught by instructors with extensive pastry and bread experience in the industry.
  • Practice mixing, fermenting, shaping, proofing, baking and cooling.
  • Explore ingredients, including types of flour and grains and their impact on baking.
  • Craft specialty loaves like ciabatta, focaccia, naan and pita.
  • Try traditions from around the world, including ficelle, kugelhopf, pannetone, petits pains and stollen.
  • Elevate American favorites from pizza and calzones to bagels, bialys, bread sticks, doughnuts and pretzels.

Continuing Education Courses

  • Artisan Bread Baking is a multi-week class that concludes with a certificate.
  • ICE career program students and graduates receive a 15% discount on enrollment in the bread course.
  • Small class sizes ensure individual guidance from our chef-instructors.
  • Bread students are eligible for a dual diploma discount when enrolling in Restaurant & Culinary Management.

Our New York City and Los Angeles campuses offer advanced opportunities for creativity and community:

  • Ranked the "No. 1 Culinary School in America"*
  • Bread kitchens boast three-tiered steam-injected bread ovens and industrial mixers for production-level baking.
  • Labs outfitted with cutting-edge modernist equipment.
  • The nation’s first education-focused bean-to-bar chocolate lab at the New York Campus.
  • An indoor hydroponic herb garden and vegetable farm at the New York Campus.
  • Digital course materials.

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