baking and pastry

Baking and Pastry Arts Career Opportunities

Careers

The Baking and Pastry Arts program prepares graduates for employment as baking and pastry professionals in a variety of foodservice settings--

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Resorts
  • Catering businesses
  • Independent bakeries/pastry shops
  • Wholesale/retail markets
  • High‑volume bakeries

Graduates should qualify for entry level positions--

  • Pastry/bakery assistant
  • Area pastry chef
  • Assistant pastry chef

With experience, advancement opportunities may include--

  • Pastry chef
  • Cake designer
  • Bakery manager

American Culinary Federation certification is available to graduates. 

Salaries

Earnings of entry-level bakers and pastry chefs in the United States range from $23,000 to $31,000.