Baking and Pastry Arts Degree & Diploma Program

Where culinary artistry and visual presentation delight the senses

From cupcakes to fresh-baked bread, it’s time to turn your passion for food into a rewarding career in our Baking and Pastry Arts program. In as few as 40 weeks, students can earn a diploma in Baking and Pastry Arts at ECPI University’s Culinary Institute of Virginia.

From the fundamentals of baking basic cakes and tarts to mastering artisan breads and advanced pastry design, our program helps ensure graduates are prepared for a successful future in food. Using industry-standard equipment, students are taught hands-on kitchen instruction by expert, award-winning chefs who instill the comprehensive skills needed to find success in the field.

Upon completion of this program, students can be prepared to:

  • Utilize the methods and techniques employed throughout the baking and pastry industry
  • Create and execute recipes for small- and large-scale production
  • Collaborate effectively with team members
  • Ensure a safe and sanitary bake shop
  • Use baking techniques that accommodate specialty diets and allergies

Get started today. Complete the form on this page, or call us at our ground campuses for more information on Culinary Institute of Virginia’s Baking and Pastry Arts program.

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