6-Month Baking & Pastry Arts Diploma

Our next intake commences on January 6, 2020We are also currently accepting applications for the March 30, 2020 and the June 29, 2020 intakes. 

For more information, please contact our Admissions Department.

6-month, Full-Time Baking & Pastry Arts Diploma Program (5+ days per week / 7+ hours per day)
Quarterly intakes (AM and PM schedules)
Maximum Student to Chef Instructor ratio: 15:1
917 hours 90% hands-on
Lifetime Employment Placement Assistance
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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.  

Advanced instruction in our Patisserie and Bread Kitchens allows students to sharpen their practical skills as they produce artisan breads, pastries, desserts and cakes for Bakery 101 and plated desserts for Bistro 101.

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Course Inclusions

Supplementary courses, Foundation Level Wine Certification (WSET Level 1) and Food & Beverage Operations Management, further enhance students’ knowledge in food and wine pairing as well as hospitality operations.

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
Cookies
Frozen Desserts
Baked Cakes & Sponges
Modern & Classic Cakes
Mousse Cakes
Pies & Tarts
Cheesecakes
Celebration Cakes (Intro to Cake Decorating)
Quick Breads
Choux Pastry (Eclairs & Profiteroles)
Chocolate Work
Confections
Nutrition & Allergies (GF, Vegan)
Plated Desserts
Sensory & Palate Training
Kitchen Sustainability – Farm to Table
Food Trends
Molecular Gastronomy
Food Photography
Fermentation
Cocktails & Mixology
Beer Basics
Wine Education (WSET Level 1)
Coffee & Tea Education
Hospitality Management
Dining Room Service
Point of Sale Training
Catering Development
Food Costing
Resume Workshops
Industry Liaisoning
Entrepreneurship

Lifetime Job Placement Assistance services for every graduate. Apply today to begin your pastry career.

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Why PICA?

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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