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Culinary Arts

Baking & Pastry Diploma

The Art Institute of Atlanta can help you prepare for it.

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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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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Students need to meet all requirements. The Art Grant is not offered at all Art Institute schools and the grant amounts vary by location; check with the school you’re considering attending for exceptions and details.

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