Baking and Pastry Arts


Program Manager:

Pandora Handley


(208) 732-6380


Student Success Advisor Name:

JoAnn Schroedter

Student Advisor Phone:

(208) 732-6228

Student Advisor Email:

Program Overview:

The Baking and Pastry Arts program is designed to prepare students for an entry-level position in a variety of baking environments including independent and in-store bakeries as well as large commercial bakeries, restaurants and hotels. The program emphasizes safety and sanitation, the understanding of weights and measures, ingredients, baking and mixing methods, plate presentation, dessert design and the development of basic baking and pastry skills, both sweet and savory. Students also learn about professionalism in the industry and the history of the culinary arts professions. Students learn through a combination of lecture, demonstration, bakeshop lab and co-op education. Continuing education and networking within the professional culinary community is strongly recommended to all students pursuing the Baking and Pastry Arts field.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Baking and Pastry Arts Program, a student will be able to:

    • Immediately perform at entry level in a culinary work environment.
    •  Learn and effectively practice basic and advanced baking skills in food preparation and service.
    • Understand the principles and practices of food safety, sanitation, identification, nutrition, purchasing, and supervisory management in the foodservice industry.
    • Gain experience in the proper use and maintenance of professional foodservice equipment.
    • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and professionalism to function effectively in a diverse and global organizational environment.
    • Gain an appreciation for the history, evolution, and cultural diversity of the baking and pastry arts. 

Program Requirements for Admission:


Career Information:

Sample Career Opportunities: Bakers

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