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    CIA Baking and Pastry Arts Programs

  • Let Your Creativity Shine

    There’s nothing quite like the inviting tastes and aromas of baked goods and pastries straight out of the oven. Imagine making it your career to provide these pleasures to appreciative customers the world over! CIA’s baking and pastry arts programs are just the ticket. You’ll learn the ingredients, techniques, and tricks of the trade as you work hands-on in bakeshops and a bakery café right on campus. You’ll serve customers, and see firsthand how much joy your creations bring them. And you’ll discover what it takes to succeed in a profession that you love. There’s no other baking and pastry program like it in all of culinary education.

    Associate in Baking and Pastry Arts

    Associate in Baking and Pastry Arts

    Enjoy world-class facilities and expert faculty as you prepare for your dream career in this baking and pastry program. Classes, hands-on experience, and a real-world internship will all prepare you for this sweet career.

    Baking and Pastry Programs - Bachelor’s Degree Completion in Baking and Pastry Arts

    Bachelor’s Degree Completion in Baking and Pastry Arts

    It’s never too late to reach for that creative career you’ve always wanted. Use your past credits and get a head start in this amazing baking and pastry arts program. With your CIA bachelor’s degree, you’ll be on your way!

  • Real-World, Live-Action Classrooms

    You just won’t find this many opportunities to get real in the food world anywhere else—the most on-campus, student-staffed restaurants around, and an internship at one of 2,000+ leading food businesses (that’s a lot of industry contacts!)
  • Have Prior Work Experience? Go Turbo!

    Earn your CIA degree in as little as 15 months with this accelerated degree program option. Learn more >
  • Contact Us

    Admissions Office
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
  • Makenna Barnes, Associate Degree in Baking & Pastry Arts student at the CIA in California.

    Student Spotlight

    Makenna Barnes
    Associate Degree in Baking & Pastry Arts
    “The chefs at this school are amazing and you can learn so much from them. I love the CIA—coming here was the best decision I have ever made.”
    Alain Dubernard, CIA Department Chair—Baking and Pastry Arts, CIA San Antonio.

    Faculty Spotlight

    Alain Dubernard
    Professor and Team Leader—Baking and Pastry Arts
    Diploma, Instituto TecnolĂłgico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico City, Mexico. Escuela Panamericana de Hoteleria (Hotel Management School), Mexico City.
  • CIA is the only school with nine student-run, award-winning public restaurants in top U.S. foodie destinations.
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