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Baking and Pastry Program

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Baking and Pastry

Prepare for a fruitful career in the baking and pastry profession and gain the confidence you need to succeed in Kendall College’s six-quarter, two-year associates program. Through a combination of lectures taught by renowned master bakers and hands-on application in our commercial-grade bakeshop facilities you will develop a signature style and add the essential ingredient to your pastries and baked goods – your unique touch.

While earning your Associate of Applied Science in Baking and Pastry at Kendall College you will delve into a variety of crucial courses that will cover shaping and baking techniques, proper mixing, and creative design. You will equip yourself with a wide breadth of expertise as you advance through chocolate courses, confectionary classes and a specialized course entirely focused on wedding cakes.

At Kendall College we give you the first stages to experience genuine satisfaction and excitement for your pastries and baked goods. Students and faculty will savor your work in the cafeteria, our Michelin-recommended fine-dining restaurant, and The Daily Grind coffee shop, where your desserts and pastries will be regularly served.

Your A.A.S degree in Baking and Pastry is the perfect springboard towards bachelor’s degree completion. Earn your Bachelor of Arts from Kendall College, in as few as two years*, through our degree completion pathways in either Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management or Business. For example, Kendall’s Bachelor of Arts in Business with a concentration in Culinary Entrepreneurship is specifically designed for those who want to own or run their own small business someday.

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*Time to completion may vary and is dependent on the student’s course load and successful completion of the courses.

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Our accredited Baking and Pastry associate degree program is designed to deliver superior pastry training and applicable business skills.

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Baking Faculty Baking Faculty

Our outstanding faculty come to us with backgrounds at restaurants, foodservice corporations, hotels and other educational institutions.

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Baking Facilities Baking Facilities

Kendall's Chicago Campus features 12 professional grade commercial kitchens, specialized chocolate/sugar and garde manger kitchens and an outdoor bread oven.

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