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Pâtisserie and Baking Associate Degree Program

The Le Cordon Bleu Associate in Pastry and Baking program aims to provide a well-rounded education that includes hands-on training and general education designed to prepare you for a fulfilling next course. Learn the way as you train in foundational skills and precision techniques that are crucial to the industry. Additionally, you’ll work alongside experienced chefs who will demonstrate a wide range of baking and pastry proficiencies that you can then practice and develop throughout your journey at Le Cordon Bleu.

During this program, you’ll not only be able to feed your passion, study techniques and refine your skills, you can discover what you’re made of.

What You Can Do Here

  • Practice and perfect pâtisserie and baking techniques
  • Develop professionalism appropriate to the hospitality industry and college-level reasoning skills
  • Apply basic management principles to the demands of the hospitality business, including hospitality supervision and entrepreneurship
  • Explore international pâtisserie, cake formula and assembly, and centerpiece and cake decoration techniques
  • Learn advanced showpiece and confectionary techniques
  • Receive training in food science, safety, and nutrition
  • Educate your palate to discern various tastes and flavors
  • Become versed in terminology, organization of working kitchens, culinary tools, commercial equipment, and volume food preparation
  • Slice and dice with classical knife cuts
  • Further your abilities with measurements, formulas, and following recipes
  • Create stocks, mother sauces, and soups; cook with vegetables, grains , and egg

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Possible Careers*

  • Pastry Assistant
  • Baker Assistant
  • Baker
  • Assistant Pastry Cook
  • Pastry Cook
  • Bread Baker
  • Cake Decorator
*Upon completion of the program, graduates should have the skills needed to pursue career opportunities in the culinary industry at an entry level. The various titles of “chef” generally apply to more advanced roles in the professional kitchen (for example, Sous Chef, Executive Chef).
Graduates should not expect to become chefs upon graduation but are encouraged to work toward becoming a chef through the course of their careers. Le Cordon Bleu cannot guarantee employment or salary.

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* The Associate in Baking and Pastry Arts at the Le Cordon Bleu campus at Austin TX, Chicago IL, Dallas TX, Minneapolis/St Paul MN, Sacramento CA, Seattle WA, and St. Louis MO is officially known as the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking.

* The Associate in Baking and Pastry Arts at the Le Cordon Bleu campus in Los Angeles CA, Portland OR, San Francisco CA and Scottsdale AZ is officially known as the Associate in Occupational Studies Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking.

* The Associate in Baking and Pastry Arts at the Le Cordon Bleu campus in Miami FL and Orlando FL is officially known as the Associate in Science Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking.

*The Associate in Baking and Pastry Arts at the Le Cordon Bleu campuses in Atlanta GA and Las Vegas NV are officially known as the Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking.