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Culinary Arts

Baking & Pastry Diploma

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Program Overview

In the Baking & Pastry program, you’ll gain hands-on baking skills. Emphasis is placed on fundamental pastry and bread-baking techniques, in addition to all-purpose baking, desserts, cake decoration, and pastry arts. To complement your culinary techniques, you’ll learn critical thinking and business essentials. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment in positions such as line cook and pantry cook (garde manger).
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The Art Institute of Atlanta Forms Partnership with Georgia Track Club The Art Institute of Atlanta Forms Partnership with Georgia Track Club

(ATLANTA, GA January 2016) - When The Art Institute of Atlanta hosts the Georgia Track Club’s 2016 Rio Champions Reception on January 26, it will be just one aspect of a partnership forged by Graphic Design Chair Vickey Bolling.  The partnership started when Josh Glass, founder of Georgia Track Club (GTC), approached her about becoming a board member. She was honored and readily accepted. Bolling is deeply committed to doing community service work and logged in excess of 200 hours in 2015 for the Shepherd Center—assisting patients with brain and spinal injuries, the Atlanta Track Club as running coach for their training programs, and the Georgia Track Club as a board member and liaison between GTC and The Art Institute of Atlanta.

Bolling could easily see the opportunities that working with the Georgia Track Club would afford her students. They would work with elite athletes and Olympians on projects such as photo shoots, graphic design, audio and video production, web design, fashion, culinary and general education. She also saw this as a way for the campus to give back to the community.

One example of this collaboration is the Art Direction class, where students worked in teams to produce advertising, branding style guides, and other needed content for GTC.  The Art Institute of Atlanta provided the students with GTC’s design needs, along with all of the content necessary to produce professional quality work.  Several of the Olympians came into the class and spoke to the students at both midterm and final benchmarks. The students were extremely excited about the opportunity to work on a real world project and to be a part of community service that benefitted an organization about which they cared and with which they wanted to be associated.

The Art Direction class had three teams that each presented final design concepts to several GTC board members, Olympians and alumni, in June 2015.  These concepts consisted of the following; refined mission statement, logo improvement recommendations, branding strategies, a simplified style guide sheet, business card and stationery designs, and guerrilla advertising campaigns. It was a monumental body of work produced in 10 weeks.

GTC asked Jordan Rhodes, a student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic & Web Design degree program, to intern with the organization. Jordan has produced the final style guide manual, print collateral, a multitude of presentation pitches, social media content and event posters.  Digital Photography students have also had the opportunity to photograph both Hazel Clark (3X Olympian, 2 Olympic trials champion, 7 time national champion middle-distance runner) and Maya Pressley (High Jumper Olympic Hopeful and USA team member) .

“Vickey Bolling’s unwavering commitment and contributions to the Georgia Track Club are immeasurable and undeniable. We could not exist without her help and the valuable work and resources The Art Institute of Atlanta has provided our nonprofit club and its athletes,” said Hazel Clark, Executive Director of Georgia Track Club. “Our Olympic athletes are extremely dedicated to being the best in the world, and we recognize that same level of dedication from The Art Institute of Atlanta students and the quality of work they have continually delivered to the GTC.”

Check out this video to learn more about Georgia Track Club: https://vimeo.com/146068412.

The Art Institute of Atlanta is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30328. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu. 

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The Art Institute of Atlanta Thanksgiving with The Atlanta Mission The Art Institute of Atlanta Thanksgiving with The Atlanta Mission

(Atlanta, December 2015) The Art Institute of Atlanta partnered with entertainment executive and philanthropist Shanti Das, Grammy-award winning producer Teddy Riley and actress Keshia Knight Pulliam for the 2015 ‘No Reservations Needed’ Food Drive and Dinner benefiting The Atlanta Mission.

The Art Institute of Atlanta kicked-off the holiday season by hosting a food drive on campus from November 16 – 23, 2015. In addition, members from the executive committee donated canned foods to the official ‘No Reservations Needed’ food drive at Walmart on November 21, 2015. 

On November 24, 2015, our executive committee, faculty and staff continued their yearly tradition of serving 300 students a Thanksgiving lunch. Later that day, eight campus leaders joined 100 volunteers in the Atlanta community to serve The Atlanta Mission homeless shelter. Approximately 450 men were treated to a day of grooming by local Atlanta barbers.  Shortly after, the special guests were served a delicious Thanksgiving dinner prepared by Atlanta volunteers and The Art Institute of Atlanta culinary department headed by Chef Gallivan. Dinner included turkey, ham, stuffing, side dishes and sweet desserts. The Art Institute of Atlanta faculty and staff members on site included: President Myvett, Calvin Brown, Michael Dixon, Shane Patilla, Letherio Zeigler, Vivian Chavez, Angela Watts and Konanga Samuel. 

The Art Institute of Atlanta was mentioned on V-103 radio.  Community partners included: The Atlanta Mission, Walmart, V-103, WAOK News & Talk, Kamp Kizzy and Four Blend.  

For more information on the event click on the following links:

Thanksgiving Dinner with Atlanta Mission: https://aiatlanta.smugmug.com/The-Art-Institute-of-Atlanta/ 

Thanksgiving Lunch at The Art Institute: https://aiatlanta.smugmug.com/Thanksgiving-Lunch-2015/


The Art Institute of Atlanta is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA30328-1649 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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The Art Institute of Atlanta Graduate Named Finalist in Chef of the Year Poll The Art Institute of Atlanta Graduate Named Finalist in Chef of the Year Poll

(Atlanta, November 2015)  Eater Atlanta held a poll to choose Atlanta’s 2015 Chef of the Year, and Joseph Schafer, a 2001 graduate with an Associate of Arts in Culinary Arts, was named one of the five finalists.

Below is a link to the poll and additional info on Joseph: 
http://atlanta.eater.com/2015/11/3/9663398/atlanta-chef-of-the-year-2015-eater-awards#4870601


The Art Institute of Atlanta is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA30328-1649 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is mailto:materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See  ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/310  for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons

The Art Institute of Michigan is teaming up with the Rachael Ray Show to provide cooking lessons to the students enrolled at Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program. During filming of the Rachael Ray Show’s Thanksgiving episode, on Monday, November 16, Ray unveiled a completely renovated kitchen for the students, complete with new appliances and a study space. To help Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program get the most out of this new kitchen, The Art Institute of Michigan is going to provide four lessons/demos on healthy eating and nutrition at the gym throughout the next year. 

Three culinary instructors from The Art Institute of Michigan appeared on the show to announce the gift of the cooking lessons, and the episode will air Wednesday, November 25. In the Detroit area, please tune into WDIV-TV at 2pm. For additional times and channels, visit http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/show-info/showtimes/.

For more information on Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, visit http://downtownyouthboxing.org/

Read more about the filming on Detroit Free Press:  http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/11/16/rachel-ray-laila-ali-downtown-detroit-boxing-gym/75905200/

The Art Institute of Michigan is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Michigan, 28175 Cabot Drive, Novi, MI 48377. © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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Program Description

Certificate or Diploma programs offer those who are already working in business, foodservice, or agencies an opportunity to broaden and deepen their skills or to learn the basic skills needed to change careers. Except for Culinary Arts, these programs do not include general education classes. At The Art Institute of Atlanta, diploma programs are intended for students who have graduated from high school at least two years before the date of application. This policy varies at the branch campuses.

Diploma in Baking & Pastry
Baking & Pastry Diploma students obtain a foundational knowledge and skills in the fundamental techniques and theories of the baking and pastry arts and in industry practices. Through applied coursework and hands-on experiences students will have the opportunity to build the necessary skills and abilities to confidently meet the challenges of the baking, pastry and food service industry.

The curriculum is based on classical principles emphasizing modern techniques and trends in both the classroom and the kitchen. Students are prepared to seek entry-level employment in the culinary industry such as entry-level Pastry Cooks, entry-level Bakers, entry-level Prep Cooks, and entry-level Line Cooks.
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