Culinary Arts: Baking and Pastry Art
Just the Facts
Program Start Term: Fall Only
Program Length: 4 Semesters, 1 Summer
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus
About the Program
The Culinary Arts: Baking and Pastry Art program prepares students for a challenging career in the bake shop. The curriculum emphasizes fundamental techniques in culinary arts, and baking.
Students will be introduced to the techniques of procuring artisan breads, classic pastries, pies, tarts and petit fours, celebration cakes, confections and showpieces.
Throughout the program students will develop professionalism and proficiency in preparation procedures, production methods and presentation techniques of pastries, baked goods and desserts, as well as related instruction in cost controls, food handling safety, purchasing, menu planning, dining service, and nutrition and wellness.
The Culinary Arts: Baking and Pastry Art program is designed to place students into the workforce upon completion of the two-year degree. Students learn extensive cooking and baking skills, applicable to any type of food service operation, including institutional, hotel, restaurant, or country club facilities, with an emphasis on the bake shop.
* Salary information from the Iowa Western Program Chair.