Baking and Pastry Arts

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Program ContactJeff Hadley
Email Address[email protected]
Office919-866-5990
Degrees & Pathways
  • AAS - Associate in Applied Science
  • Diploma
  • Certificates
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About The Program

Prepare for an exciting career with Wake Tech’s associate degree program in Baking & Pastry Arts, or choose a certificate or diploma option that can be completed in less time. Daytime and evening classes are available to accommodate busy schedules.

Baking & Pastry Arts programs prepare students for quick entry into the industry in a variety of positions: baking/pastry assistant, area pastry chef and assistant pastry chef, among others. With experience, graduates can advance from entry-level positions to pastry chef, cake designer or bakery manager.

Employment opportunities include restaurants, hotels, independent bakeries and pastry shops, wholesale and retail markets and high-volume bakeries. The programs also provide students with the skills and knowledge to start their own businesses.

Baking program

  • Baking Degree classes are held at the Wake Tech Baking Kitchens
    6750 Perry Creek Road, Raleigh
  • 1:12 chef-to-student ratio
  • Baking classes are scheduled for eight-week "mini-mesters."

Upcoming information sessions

  • Monday, June 6, 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, July 11, 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 1, 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 8, 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 12, 9:00 a.m.

Information sessions are in-person at Scott Northern Wake Campus, Building K, Room 155, and last about an hour.

For more information, contact Chef Caralyn House, the program director, at [email protected] or 919-532-5969.

Program outcomes and success measures

2021

AAS Culinary Arts

  • Graduates: 42
  • Job placement rate: 100%
  • ACF certifications: 0

AAS Baking and Pastry Arts

  • Graduates: 56
  • Job placement rate: 100%
  • ACF certifications: 0

2020

AAS Culinary Arts

  • Graduates: 42
  • Job placement rate: 82%
  • ACF certifications: 0

AAS Baking and Pastry Arts

  • Graduates: 49
  • Job placement rate: 75%
  • ACF certifications: 0

Program Contact: Jeff Hadley
Email Address: [email protected]
Office Phone: 919-866-5990