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What Are the Benefits of a Baking and Pastry Arts Education?

If you daydream about opening a cupcake shop or developing dessert menus for the finest restaurants in San Diego, it might be time to look into pastry school. While anyone can find YouTube videos that demonstrate how to make fluffy croissants and decorate wedding cakes, a formal baking and pastry arts education is essential for elevating your career to a professional level. Here are a few of the many benefits of earning a baking degree at National Culinary School.

Develop a solid foundation of basic baking techniques

In a baking and pastry arts program, students develop a mastery of basic skills that are critical for executing more advanced techniques. When you study the fundamentals under the guidance of professional pastry chefs, you can rest assured you’re receiving a comprehensive education and learning the most efficient baking methods.

Get hands-on training with skilled pastry chefs

It’s one thing to watch a pastry chef demonstrate a technique and another to get covered in flour up to your elbows. It’s been proven that hands-on activities in the classroom help foster connections to real world situations, like the fast-paced flow of a commercial bakery. At National Culinary School, we offer small baking classes with 12 students or fewer to provide every individual with hands-on instruction.pastry student making pastries

Learn how to bake a variety of pastries

In a baking and pastry arts program, you’ll learn to make a variety of breads, cakes, and desserts. Having this breadth of knowledge will give you the best chance at succeeding in the competitive world of pastry. Not to mention, trying your hand at everything from chocolate arts confectionery to hot and cold individual plated desserts will allow you to discover your passion and niche.

Boost your résumé and earn prestige in the industry

Attending a baking and pastry arts program will allow you to build an education-based résumé that highlights the skills you learned in school. At National Culinary, we’ve established ourselves as a premier California baking school, and many recruiters visit us to interview our students before they graduate. We offer job placement assistance to all of our students to help them find employment at exclusive hotels, restaurants, resorts, country clubs, and casinos.

Network with industry professionals

With a baking and pastry education, you’ll take away more than the concrete skills you learn in class. Students have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with our highly qualified baking and pastry instructors who have years of experience in the industry. These connections will be invaluable when you’re applying for jobs and are looking for a mentor or need a professional reference.

Are you ready to take your baking career to the next level?

If you’re serious about launching your career in baking and pastry arts, a formal education is essential for your success. At National Culinary School, we offer an intensive program that teaches students basic techniques and quickly moves to an advanced level at a faster pace than other schools, all while providing the same depth of knowledge. Ready to get started? Call us today at (619) 249-5180  to schedule your free introductory class.