Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef

Do you like to bake? Are you addicted to cake making shows? A career in baking and pastry arts could be for you. Most future chefs take one of two paths: either culinary education, which is primarily making meals and cuisine, or baking and pastry arts, which deals with desserts, breads and breakfast goods.

The majority of students who major in baking and pastry arts move on to become chefs, bakers, candy makers and even restaurant or bakery owners. Education will teach everything from the basics of making dough rise to advanced level cake decorating and candy tempering.

While there are several colleges and universities that offer baking as a degree, most students attend culinary schools, such as Le Cordon Bleu or the Academy of Pastry Arts. Europe offers dozens of accredited culinary schools that are world-renowned and offer a slight advantage, especially when applying for post-grad work at restaurants and bakeries in the United States.

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Matching Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef Colleges

Johnson & Wales University-Providence

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $31,158 average out-state tuition; $31,158 average in-state tuition

Culinary Institute of America

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $29,380 average out-state tuition; $29,380 average in-state tuition

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Pasadena

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $9,984 average out-state tuition; $9,984 average in-state tuition

Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $31,158 average out-state tuition; $31,158 average in-state tuition

Stratford University

Four or more years; Private for profit; $14,985 average out-state tuition; $14,985 average in-state tuition

The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College

Four or more years; Private for profit; $19,650 average out-state tuition; $19,650 average in-state tuition

Johnson & Wales University-Denver

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $31,158 average out-state tuition; $31,158 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef Majors

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America's Best High School Chef and Pastry Chef Competition

Monroe College

Up to $7,000 Varies See Details
 

America's Best High School Chef and Pastry Chef Competition

Monroe College

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Up to $7,000

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Shoney's Culinary Arts Award

Keystone College

Up to $4,000 Varies See Details
 

Shoney's Culinary Arts Award

Keystone College

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Up to $4,000

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Culinary Institute of America National Student Organization Scholarship

SkillsUSA

$3,000 Varies See Details
 

Culinary Institute of America National Student Organization Scholarship

SkillsUSA

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$3,000

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Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

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$2,000

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ProStart Scholarship - Art Institutes

Art Institutes

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

ProStart Scholarship - Art Institutes

Art Institutes

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$2,000

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Distinguished Visiting Chef (DVC) Scholarship

Johnson and Wales University

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Distinguished Visiting Chef (DVC) Scholarship

Johnson and Wales University

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$2,000

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Statler Foundation Scholarship

Niagara County Community College

Up to $2,000 October 21, 2022 See Details
 

Statler Foundation Scholarship

Niagara County Community College

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Up to $2,000

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October 21, 2022
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MATC American Institute of Wine and Food Scholarship

Milwaukee Area Technical College

$1,500 July 30, 2022 See Details
 

MATC American Institute of Wine and Food Scholarship

Milwaukee Area Technical College

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$1,500

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July 30, 2022
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Top Hat Academic Scholarship

Alfred State College of Technology

$1,200 Varies See Details
 

Top Hat Academic Scholarship

Alfred State College of Technology

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$1,200

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Future Leader Scholarship - MCC

Marshalltown Community College

$1,000 Varies See Details
 

Future Leader Scholarship - MCC

Marshalltown Community College

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$1,000

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