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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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10 Results in Pastry

Edinburgh School of Food and Wine (ESFW)

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 ... [+]

Diploma in Professional Patisserie

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.

The Diploma is intensive and at a professional level which supports all the techniques you will require to succeed. There is a current demand for the pastry chef with the catering world looking for us to train in the high standards required and set by professional cookery schools. The course is designed for a wide range of individuals, from those looking to launch a career, wishing to set up their own business, career changers and those wishing to complement their current levels. Includes your uniform, personal knife kit and all recipes.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
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Full-time
3 months
Campus
Ferrieres Paris

6 months of theory and practical applications divided in 2 trimesters – 760 hours (excluding internship), including ... [+]

Qualifying programme : Pastry Diploma

Within the privileged atmosphere of the Château de Ferrières, and taking benefit from the skills and facilities of Ferrières, the School of French Excellence offers a full range of Cuisine, Pastry and Oenology workshops.

Each diploma is a full-time training course which allows for the highest level of instruction in the fields of :

Cuisine Pastry Oenology

The training gives each participant the best French culinary techniques in order to further their professional objectives. All these courses are taught in French and English.

This specialised training centre welcomes individuals and professionals (French and Internationals) to further their knowledge in culinary arts and to open up to new perspectives. ... [-]

France Paris Ferrières-en-Brie
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Full-time
1 semester
Campus
Ashburton Chefs Academy

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

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.

Our 20 week Diploma in Professional Patisserie course is an intensive, professional level programme designed to give you the skills of the modern Pastry Chef.

Pastry Chefs are always in demand in the catering industry from working in top restaurants, creating breads, pastries and desserts in a catering business, or making the delicate delights of the classic patisserie.

Pastry and baking requires a different skill set from working as chef de cuisine. An attention to detail, precision, patience and organisation are the traits required to be a successful Pastry Chef. This course has been designed to prepare you for the industry and is lead by our highly experienced Pastry Chef Tutors who will teach you the fundamental skills and techniques required to master this exciting craft. ... [-]

United Kingdom Exeter
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Full-time
20 weeks
Campus
Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School

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 ... [+]

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 a wide selection of cakes served in restaurants, pâttisserie shops and tearooms through the classic and contemporary French desserts, advanced techniques in chocolate and sugarwork.

BASIC PÂTISSERIE

This exciting course introduces the various combinations, properties and applications of Pâtisserie as students progressively learn to prepare a wide selection of cakes, desserts and pastries.

Study Modules:

French pastry terms and definitions Basic dough Introduction to creams and fillings Traditional desserts and cakes, classical techniques and basic decoration Masking and glaçage Weekday Class ... [-]
Thailand Bangkok
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Full-time
3 - 9 months
Campus
Le Cordon Bleu Mexico

All our Programs and Courses are taught in Le Cordon Bleu Mexico – Universidad Anahuac Norte. With a complete and solid knowledge of the techniques, students delve into t ... [+]

GRAND DIPLÔME

All our Programs and Courses are taught in Le Cordon Bleu Mexico – Universidad Anahuac Norte.

School cycles for our Diplomas are in January, April, July and August.

In Basic Certificates we have Spanish to English translator.

CUISINE DIPLÔME

Basic Certificate (Basic Program)

It opens the door to the adventures of French cuisine. From day one, you begin to master the basic skills: from how to hold a knife properly, to how to peel vegetables or how to truss a chicken. As the term progresses, techniques are layered on one another, and become more complex. Demonstrations become more menu-oriented, incorporating such elements as organization, preparation, balance and timing. Students also learn how to use and integrate condiments, herbs and spices into their recipes producing a variety of flavors which complement the plate prepared. As a solid grounding in basic cuisine, this program is for beginners and experienced students alike.... [-]

Mexico Buenavista Mexicali
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Full-time
Campus
Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa

Advance through basic, intermediate and superior levels of the pâtisserie program and earn a diploma that is recognized worldwide. ... [+]

Diplôme de Pâtisserie

Advance through basic, intermediate and superior levels of the pâtisserie program and earn a diploma that is recognized worldwide.

Begin your journey with basic doughs and pastry creams and advance to decorative techniques, restaurant and frozen desserts, and specialized chocolate and sugar work.

Pâtisserie de Base

A comprehensive introduction to the pastry arts – the preparation and versatility of basic doughs, creams and fillings; traditional cakes, basic decoration and finishes; and French pastry terminology.

Pâtisserie Intermédiare

A refinement of basic techniques with an introduction to chocolate tempering, dipping and decorative techniques; caramel and nougatine methods, and more advanced preparations of restaurant-style desserts.... [-]

Canada Ottawa
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Full-time
33 weeks
Campus
Le Cordon Bleu Istanbul

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 ... [+]

Overview

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.

Students who complete the Basic, Intermediate and Superior Pâtsserie levels, each of which lasts for 6 hours a day, 2 days a week, and 120 hours in total, are awarded “Diplôme de Pâtisserie”.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
Open Enrollment
Full-time
33 weeks
Campus
Gasma Gatronomy & Culinary Management Campus

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 sol ... [+]

Data of the degreeQualification: University DiplomaDirected to: Upper Grade students - cooking and catering medium. University Graduates Gastronomy and Culinary Arts - Management and Hospitality Management. Professionals of the restoration that aspire to increase their potential.Duration: 5 months (February 18 - July 18)Total hours: 1250h (350h practices)Credits: 59 ECTSPrice: € 6,850Places: LimitedDelivered in: SpanishIt is taught in: Castellón (Spain)Presentation

Gastronomy and Sweet World

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.... [-]

Spain Castellón de la Plana
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Spanish
Full-time
5 months
Campus
Fanshawe College

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 pa ... [+]

Overview

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.

Baking courses with the right mix

You'll begin the baking program by studying the key aspects of baking and patisserie theory, nutrition, purchasing, menu planning, bake and café shop design. You'll also learn theories of small business planning, kitchen management, sales, and marketing.

The heart of the baking program has an intense focus on baking courses including bread, cakes, and pastries. You'll create contemporary and modern style desserts. Further on in the program, chocolates, bonbons, petit fours, and marzipan creations are explored. Intricate high skilled patisserie products including tiered wedding cakes and artistic showpieces made from boiled sugar, gum paste and pastillage are the highlights of this baking program.... [-]

Canada London Simcoe Saint Thomas Woodstock  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Ecole Lenôtre

The Pastry Chef Training has been created for people willing to train or reinvent themselves in Pastry, from the basis to the highest technics of pastry. ... [+]

ECOLE LENÔTRE PASTRY CHEF TRAINING

The Ecole Lenôtre provides its students and partners with cutting-edge training to facilitate, encourage, communicate and maintain high-performance standards and excellence. The "Pastry Chef Ecole Lenôtre" training is aimed at adults who are passionate about cooking whether or not they are on a conversion course, and for professionals seeking to increase their field of expertise.

Eligibility for this course has the following pre-requisites:

To be aged 18 years or older To have basic knowledge of the language in which the course is taught (level B1) To be able to read and write To know the basics of hygiene and safety in a food environment To have basic knowledge of basic reasoning (calculations and logic) STRUCTURE OF THE ECOLE LENÔTRE PASTRY CHEF TRAINING ... [-]
France Plaisir Paris
March 2020
Full-time
25 weeks
Campus