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Program ContactJeff Hadley
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  • AAS - Associate in Applied Science
  • Diploma
  • Certificate
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Spring semester orientations are being held at the new North Campus Kitchen, Building K room 155 on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, December 18 at 9 am
  • Monday December 18 at 6:30 pm

Please contact Caralyn House at for more information.

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


    60 student entries from 2 culinary schools.

    Categories Wake Tech Students Art Institute 
    of Raleigh Durham
    Cold food plates and platters     
    Single tier decorated cake    1 bronze
    Buffet platters  1 bronze 1 silver
    Wedding cakes 4 bronze, 4 silver  
    Novelty cakes  2 bronze, 1 silver  
    Sugar Showpieces 9 bronze, 5 silver, 2 gold  
    Bread Display 5 bronze, 5 silver, 2 gold  
    Totals 21 bronze, 15 silver, 4 gold
    Total: 40 WTCC medals
    Program Contact: Jeff Hadley
    Email Address:
    Office Phone: 919-866-5990