Where is the best place to go to college for being a pastry chef?
I want to become a pastry chef but I don't know where to go to college I would love your advice. #chef #pastry-chef #culinary #culinary-skills #culinary-management #culinary-arts #cooking-and-baking
Honestly, schools not 100% necessary. Yes it's great to learn the basics but sometimes the cost of the schooling doesn't match up to what you learn. It also depends on how much you put into it as well. The more effort you put in, the more you get out.
If you are truly interested in baking and pastry as a career, I would recommend getting a job or doing a stage in a small bakery to see and learn. Sometimes after you try it out, you might learn that it is not the career for you OR that it is the career for you. That way you can decide how much you are willing to spend on your schooling as culinary schools can become very very expensive.
I went to a very small culinary school in Austin, TX and yes I learned my basics but I learned so much more on my first month of working at a restaurant. And now I've worked side by side with some chefs who graduated from CIA, Johnson & Wales, schools in Europe and etc and I can still stand with them and work side by side with them even though my schooling was much cheaper and definitely not as well known as the schools I mentioned above.
And it's not always necessarily about the school. I've had students from CIA stage at the restaurants that I've worked at before and some were amazing and are to this day still amazing chefs.... And some were a definite pass. So it comes back to, you get what you put in. The more effort you put in... The more you will get out.
Hope this helps!
Courses in baking and pastry arts prepare students for careers as pastry chefs and bakery managers.
Below is an overview as to few things you get to do hands on in pasrty industry.
Sanitation and food safety
Restaurant management, nutrition and menu planning
Chocolates and confections, cookies, tarts and pastries.
Hi Elaih Please find below links that offer pastry chef college courses.
All the best Eliah !