3-Month Baking & Pastry Certificate

Our next intake commences on March 30, 2020. We are also currently accepting applications for the June 29, September 21 and the January 4, 2021 intakes. 

For more information, please contact our Admissions Department.

3-month, Full-time Baking & Pastry Arts Certificate Program (5 days per week / 7 hours per day)
Regular intakes (AM and PM schedules)
420 hours / 90% hands-on
Stage Placement Available
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Program Details

Baking & Pastry Arts students begin their training with measuring and scaling techniques, kitchen terminology and launch their practical skill training in artisan breads, pastry dough and batters, cookies, cakes, fillings, dessert sauces and chocolate.

Program Topics

Food Safety & Sanitation
Principles of Artisan Bread
Introduction to Professional Kitchens
Naturally Fermented Breads
Ingredient Functions
Sauces, Coulis & Compotes
The Science of Baking
Cremes, Flans & Custards
Croissant, Danish & Puff Pastry
Frozen Desserts
Baked Cakes & Sponges
Modern & Classic Cakes
Mousse Cakes
Pies & Tarts
Celebration Cakes (Intro to Cake Decorating)
Quick Breads
Choux Pastry (Eclairs & Profiteroles)
Chocolate Work
Nutrition & Allergies (GF, Vegan)
Plated Desserts
Sensory & Palate Training


At Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts we are passionate about providing expertly trained graduates for the rapidly growing food and hospitality industry worldwide. Along with small class sizes, dedicated Chef Instructors and our eight professional kitchens with Lifetime Employment Placement Assistance, you have the right ingredients for a delicious career.

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