Baking and Pastry
CINY’s Baking and Pastry program is for students who are passionate about the culinary industry but want to specialize in a particular niche. You'll learn about pastry making, safe food handling, cost control, and food purchasing. A capstone course provides direct experience in the student-run Pastry Kiosk and Dining Lab.
- 60 credits
- Hands-on, career-focused skills
- Plenty of networking opportunities
Specialize in baking and pastry making while learning the fundamentals of restaurant management, business, and communications. Your hands-on learning experiences will include labs, practicums, and an internship.
Contemporary Cakes and Desserts
An examination of how cakes and desserts are assembled and decorated with a modern approach. Students use specialized equipment, practice presentation methods, and focus on fresh products and simplicity of style.
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AAS in Baking & Pastry, 2020
Gain hands-on experience in CINY’s student-run café, The Pastry Kiosk. It offers a full lunch menu with gourmet sandwiches served on freshly baked breads, plus quiches, salads and soups, and a full pastry case with decorated cupcakes, mousse-filled cakes, tarts, biscotti, and croissants.
Each year, CINY sends a team to the ACF (American Culinary Federation) competition. We're proud to say that we've taken top honors year after year. This competition and others like it give students the chance to practice their cool under pressure, network with others in the field, and perhaps take home a gold medal.
Your Future Career
Going to school in NYC means there are a wealth of opportunities just outside campus. And CINY's reputation for excellence makes it that much easier to get your foot in the door. Some opportunities open to you include:
- Assistant Pastry Chef
- Cake Decorator
- Artisan Bread Baker
- Junior Chocolatier
- High Volume Dessert and Baking Cook
The Culinary Institute of New York
Located in New Rochelle, New York – just 25 minutes from New York City and its 23,000 restaurants – the Culinary Institute of New York (CINY) is an award-winning, nationally recognized culinary institute that provides students with a combination of theoretical education and hands-on experience in culinary arts, pastry arts, and hospitality management. With access to state-of-the-art instructional facilities designed to simulate the kitchens of restaurants, hotels, and large production operations, students receive personal instruction and mentorship from a faculty of ACF-certified chefs and experienced industry professionals who are committed to their success. CINY has been ranked one of the top twenty culinary schools nation-wide.