Pastry & Baking Arts
In no other field of the food industry do art and technique combine so beautifully as in pastry and baking. Your hands-on education starts with our pastry chef-instructors, who will guide you through the crucial components of the baking craft. You'll cover a wide range of pastries and begin with a comprehensive exploration and tasting of ingredients to learn how flavors and textures combine. Over the course of the baking school program, you'll experience lessons with multiple chef-instructors, exposing you to a variety of mentors with different perspectives and areas of expertise in the pastry arts. In addition, with a strong emphasis on theory, our pastry school curriculum will teach students the essential techniques of cakes and chocolate, highlighting the key ratios and methods that allow you to go beyond recipes and create your own formulas. Our pastry school program will show you how to decorate cakes by hand until inscriptions and piping become second nature. Ultimately, students have the opportunity to apply these skills and create tiered cakes of their own design. Chocolate confections are also part of the curriculum, from the simple truffle to intricate showpieces.