Students can take the Retail Bakers of America’s Certified Journey Baker written exam--this is the beginning level of certification. Your goal is to reach the Master Baker qualification.
To enjoy an association with your fellow baker's you may also enjoy The Bread Baker's Guild, an artisan bread baking community. The Bread Baker's Guild of America
Baking and Pastry Schools: Pastry
Notter School of Pastry Arts Located in Orlando, area of theme parks and short rides to the ocean and lakes. Ewald Notter is a World Pastry Champion and has written a new book called "The Art of the Chocolatier."
He continues to teach classes in his pastry school and focuses on artistic techniques to give your pastries a refreshing and new look. You can receive a European Pastry and Baking Diploma and a 24-week accelerated program - small classes. You may also purchase Professional packages by course.
Notter School of Pastry Arts
Wilton school of cake decorating Darien, Illinois near Chicago or inquire about local classes - Private vocational school for beginners and professionals both will enjoy learning the hands-on "Wilton Method." Teaching cake decorating and pastry arts for 80 years. You receive a Wilton Certificate for classes over 9 hours.
Wilton School of Cake Decorating
International School of Baking Bend, Oregon - Central Oregon - Oregon is known for its recreational pursuits and scenic beauty. Central Oregon is not rainy like the coastal areas are known for. Custom-designed baking courses in European-style baking. "Bakeries on a Budget" start-up course for new bakery owners by Marda Stolier and her associates. Also does consultation and non-professional classes. International School of Baking
King Arthur Flour You've seen their big bags of flour in your grocery store but ever wonder where they're located. They have classes for professional or non-professionals and kids cooking classes. Also online classes. King Arthur Flour Education Center
Madison Area Technical College Madison - This class will provide a certificate program for baking fundamentals. If you decide to continue for a career, there is usually a 1-2-year wait for 1-year baking and pastry program for diploma (please verify), but this home baking program is available sooner. Madison Technical College Home Baking Class
Stone Turtle Baking Lyman, Maine - 2 hrs north of Boston - Bread baking specializing in yeast breads.
Stone Turtle Baking
Vancouver Island University Vancouver Island, Canada - Wood fired brick oven - light assignments allow for part-time work if desired - 10-month certificate program trains for beginning bakery positions - may use as credit toward 3-year apprenticeship program.
Vancouver Island University
Baking and Pastry Schools
Art Institutes of San antonio Receive a baking and pastry diploma at this prestigious school.
Art Institutes of San Antonio
Oregon Coast Culinary Institute Coos Bay - Oregon Coast Culinary Institute
San Francisco Baking Institute Bread and Pastry professional training program. Small classes and hands-on classes. Highly focused curriculum gets you learning quickly. San Francisco Baking Institute
Zingerman's Ann Arbor - Breads, pastries, cakes - also families classes. Zingerman's
AIB International School of Baking Manhattan, Kansas - Teaches baking science and technology in a 16 week course - Online baking fundamentals course - breads, cakes and pastries School of Baking Online
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