Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef is a major/degree program that prepares individuals to serve as professional bakers and pastry specialists in restaurants or other commercial baking establishments.
Includes instruction in bread and pastry making, bread and pastry handling and storage, cake and pastry decorating, baking industry operations, product packaging and marketing operations, and counter display and service.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef Major?
If you choose to pursue a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef, in your career you will likely produce various types and quantities of breads, pastries, and other baked goods sold by grocers, wholesalers, restaurants, and institutional food services.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
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