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Baking & PastrySchool

I want to make my passion my career.

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t like dessert. It’s not easy to find someone who has the talent, passion, and imagination to turn desserts into works of art. This is serious stuff—especially in a culinary industry that grows more competitive and demanding every day. It’s why restaurants often call on the creativity of pastry chefs and bakers to help give them an edge. If you’re ready to put your talents to the test, the place to start is our Baking & Pastry School. While you’ll focus on the pastry arts, you’ll get a well-rounded education—from plating a dessert to preparing confections to managing a commercial kitchen. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty* who want to help you find your place in the world.

This is where I belong.

Our Baking & Pastry School is focused on helping you grow as both an artist and a technician. Working in professional kitchens, you’ll explore theory and practice through courses that take you from the fundamentals to the world cuisines that are emerging in popularity. You’ll study everything from Dessert Plating and Presentation to Nutrition Science. Choose a campus below to learn more about our program offerings.


*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

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Arlington, VA

The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

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Philadelphia, PA

The Art Institute of Philadelphia

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The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division

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