Baking and Pastry Schools 2015

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Welcome to the baking and pastry schools page! 

We hope you can use this guide to find schools that specialize in baking and pastry.

Most culinary schools have a baking and pastry program, but these schools have a specific focus on either baking, pastry or both.

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 bakers you may also enjoy The Bread Baker's Guild, an artisan bread baking community. The Bread Baker's Guild of America




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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



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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


Stone Turtle Baking 

Lyman, Maine - 2 hrs north of Boston - Bread baking specializing in yeast breads. Stone Turtle Baking


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


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

Vancouver Island

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

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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


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 



Ann Arbor - Breads, pastries, cakes - also families classes. Zingerman's


Oregon Coast Culinary Institute

Coos Bay -  Oregon Coast Culinary Institute


Art Institutes of San Antonio

Receive a baking and pastry diploma at this prestigious school. Art Institutes of San Antonio

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Also see: Community Colleges for more baking and pastry schools 

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