Diploma Programs in Pastry

A diploma is one way that students can further their education. The various diplomas available include graduate, postgraduate, and advanced diplomas. They can provide additional qualifications and training for professionals or help bridge the gap between different academic stages. A diploma can be earned in a number of subjects such as business, humanities, biology, technology, and more. What is a… Read more

A diploma is one way that students can further their education. The various diplomas available include graduate, postgraduate, and advanced diplomas. They can provide additional qualifications and training for professionals or help bridge the gap between different academic stages. A diploma can be earned in a number of subjects such as business, humanities, biology, technology, and more.

What is a Diploma in Pastry? This program is designed for current professionals who want to learn classic French techniques, for someone who wants to start a career working in a professional kitchen, or just for fun. Every program will vary, but the course often will cover basic, intermediate and superior baking techniques. Most programs do not require students to have previous culinary experience. Students will learn how to prepare a wide selection of cakes that are fit to be served in tearooms, restaurants, and patisserie shops. They will also learn how to prepare contemporary French desserts and explore advanced techniques in sugar work and chocolate.

Students who pursue a pastry diploma benefit in that they get to develop creative skills and perfect their personal artistic talent. There are a number of career opportunities for those who want to become professionals in the art.

The costs involved with earning a diploma will vary from one facility to another. Cost factors include the length of the program, location of the school, and reputation of the program. Students should contact chosen schools directly to find out what to expect financially. 

The education and training received often prepares graduates with the proper techniques and creative artistic talent to become a professional. Graduates can find work all over the world in many different venues, depending on their interests and style. Career opportunities may include pastry chef, personal chef, chef instructor, food critic, food stylist, culinary journalist, or entrepreneur.

Find the right pastry course for you. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Ecole Lenôtre
Plaisir, France +1 More

The objective of this training is to quickly access the mastery of the techniques necessary to produce quality pastry. This unique program is for adults.

The objective of this training is to quickly access the mastery of the techniques necessary to produce quality pastry. This unique program is for adults. -
Diploma
Full-time
25 weeks
English, French
02 Mar 2020
Campus
 
International Culinary Institute
Hong Kong

Equips students with management knowledge and skills and practical applications in baking and pastry operations so as to prepare them for supervisory roles in the industry. Cu ... +

Equips students with management knowledge and skills and practical applications in baking and pastry operations so as to prepare them for supervisory roles in the industry. Cultivates students' notion for lifelong learning and develops students to be independent learners with a local, national and global vision for further study and professional development in the hospitality industry. Equips students with the necessary technical and professional knowledge and skills, initially at a paraprofessional level, via the blending of theoretical and practical application. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
CAST Alimenti
Brescia, Italy

The labor market is increasingly demanding a return to the professions linked to craftsmanship and creativity, and certainly, the pastry chef establishes himself as one of the ... +

The labor market is increasingly demanding a return to the professions linked to craftsmanship and creativity, and certainly, the pastry chef establishes himself as one of the professions that know how to express these characteristics to the highest level. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
8 months
Italian
March 2020
29 Feb 2020
Campus
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada

If baking is your passion, or you are looking for a way to turn your creative hobby into an in-demand and rewarding career, this two-year diploma program in baking and pastry ... +

If baking is your passion, or you are looking for a way to turn your creative hobby into an in-demand and rewarding career, this two-year diploma program in baking and pastry arts will give you the skills to turn your dreams into reality. Baking courses give you extensive knowledge of baking bread, cakes, and pastries and learn all aspects of the culinary baking experience. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
January 2020
Campus
 
Gasma Gatronomy & Culinary Management Campus
Castellón de la Plana, Spain

The curriculum of this Diploma is based on eminently culinary learning to take the culinary training of the student at the highest level. Through the acquisition of a solid kn ... +

The curriculum of this Diploma is based on eminently culinary learning to take the culinary training of the student at the highest level. Through the acquisition of a solid knowledge of the techniques, the students will deepen in the methods of work and will analyze the environment of the kitchen and the confectionery. The program lasts 5 months and is completed with 350 hours of optional external internships, among others, in the best restaurants of our Culinary Team. -
Diploma
Full-time
5 months
Spanish
Campus
 
Le Cordon Bleu Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey

Le Cordon Bleu’s Diplôme de Pâtisserie is one of the most respected culinary qualifications in the world. Students who successfully complete our pâtisserie qualifications will ... +

Le Cordon Bleu’s Diplôme de Pâtisserie is one of the most respected culinary qualifications in the world. Students who successfully complete our pâtisserie qualifications will learn all of the professional techniques required to progress in a range of exciting career opportunities. Students will be taught by our team of classically trained teaching chefs all of whom have experience working in senior positions in the world’s finest hotels, patisseries and Michelin-starred restaurants. -
Diploma
Full-time
33 weeks
English
Campus
 
Ashburton Chefs Academy
Exeter, United Kingdom

Patisserie requires a mastery of technique combined with imagination. Our intensive professional skills courses will teach you the fundamental skills required by the modern Pa ... +

Patisserie requires a mastery of technique combined with imagination. Our intensive professional skills courses will teach you the fundamental skills required by the modern Pastry Chef. -
Diploma
Full-time
20 weeks
English
Campus
 
San Diego Culinary Institute
La Mesa, USA

As each new class in Pastry begins, the previous class prepares for graduation. Graduating students perfect their wedding cakes and chocolate sculpture work for final exams wh ... +

As each new class in Pastry begins, the previous class prepares for graduation. Graduating students perfect their wedding cakes and chocolate sculpture work for final exams while the new entering students invariably drop their jaws in admiration of the artistry of the graduating class. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
Part-time
8 months
English
Campus
 
Le Cordon Bleu Mexico
Buenavista, Mexico +2 More

The Grand Diplôme® is the most comprehensive program of culinary training and greater recognition that exists today. It consists of the Diploma Kitchen (Basic Certificates

The Grand Diplôme® is the most comprehensive program of culinary training and greater recognition that exists today. It consists of the Diploma Kitchen (Basic Certificates -
Diploma
Full-time
English, Spanish
Campus
 
Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School
Bangkok, Thailand

Le Cordon Bleu Pâtisserie Courses offer a vigorous and exciting lesson allowing the students to master the techniques of classic pâtisserie while being introduced to all aspec ... +

Le Cordon Bleu Pâtisserie Courses offer a vigorous and exciting lesson allowing the students to master the techniques of classic pâtisserie while being introduced to all aspects of the kitchen. The students progressively learn to prepare -
Diploma
Full-time
3 months
Campus
 
Ferrières Paris
Ferrières-en-Brie, France +1 More

6 months of theoretical and practical courses divided into 2 quarters - 760H (excluding internship)

6 months of theoretical and practical courses divided into 2 quarters - 760H (excluding internship) -
Diploma
Full-time
English, French
Campus
 
Edinburgh School of Food and Wine (ESFW)
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Patisserie is a culinary skill that requires a course that stands alone. It is a skill and technique based course and is designed to give you the platform required by the mode ... +

Patisserie is a culinary skill that requires a course that stands alone. It is a skill and technique based course and is designed to give you the platform required by the modern pastry chef. -
Diploma
Full-time
3 months
English
Campus
 
CAST Alimenti
Brescia, Italy

The ‘pasticcere’ or pastry chef in the catering and hotel industries, combines in itself all the knowledge and technical skills of the traditional pastry chef, but at the same ... +

The ‘pasticcere’ or pastry chef in the catering and hotel industries, combines in itself all the knowledge and technical skills of the traditional pastry chef, but at the same time, interprets and creates a pastry art with completely different objectives from the conventional laboratory: they contextualize their work within a team, working closely with the Executive Chef, to ensure superior quality in the catering service and within hospitality. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
8 months
Italian
February 2020
31 Jan 2020
Campus