Baking & Pastry Arts

Our next intake commences on June 29, 2015. We are also currently accepting applications for our September 21, 2015, January 4, 2016 and March 28, 2016 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: 12:1 (15:1 as of September 21, 2015)
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.

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 Safe Certification
History & Science
Weights, Measures, Scaling & Conversions
Basic, Artisan & Ethnic Bread Making
Practical Baking Techniques
Pastry Dough, Sauces & Fillings
Cream, Custards & Icing
Frozen Desserts
Pies, Fruit Flans & Tarts
Souffles
Specialty Cakes, Gateaux & Torte
Marzipan
Chocolate & Sugar Work
Seasonal Events & Product
Nutrition & Dietary Sensitivities
Plating & Presentation Styles
Food & Beverage Operations Management
Foundation Level Wine Certification (WSET)

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, 90% hands-on professional training and our eight professional kitchens with Lifetime Employment Placement Assistance, you have the right ingredients for a delicious career.

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