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Program ContactJeff Hadley
Email Address[email protected]
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  • AAS - Associate in Applied Science
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About The Program

The Baking Degree Program has moved!

  • Baking Degree classes are now held at the new Northern Wake Campus kitchens
    6600 Louisburg Road, Bldg. K, Room 155
  • Baking classes are now scheduled for 8-week mini-mesters. 
  • For more information, contact: 
                    Chef Jeff Hadley, Department Head - 919-866-5990
                    Chef Caralyn House, Associate Department Head - 919-532-5969

Baking & Pastry Arts

    Prepare for an exciting career with Wake Tech’s two-year associate’s 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.

    The Baking & Pastry Arts degree provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical, hands-on training in the areas of:

    • Artisan and Specialty Breads
    • Special Occasion and Wedding Cake Decorating
    • Buffet and Plated Desserts
    • Restaurant Production Desserts and Breads
    • Petits Fours and Pastries
    • Classical and European Pastries
    • Chocolate Artistry
    • Sugar Confections and Show Pieces
    • Pastry Show and Competition Pastries

    Bakers' Row: Fall 2017

    Bakers' Row: Fall 2017

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