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

Culinary Institute of America

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $32,800 average out-state tuition; $32,800 average in-state tuition

Johnson & Wales University-Providence

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $35,750 average out-state tuition; $35,750 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-Denver

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

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Atlanta

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $9,861 average out-state tuition; $9,861 average in-state tuition

Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $35,750 average out-state tuition; $35,750 average in-state tuition

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Miami

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $9,927 average out-state tuition; $9,927 average in-state tuition

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

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JBF Chicago Scholarship

James Beard Foundation

$800,020,000 April 05, 2024 See Details
 

JBF Chicago Scholarship

James Beard Foundation

award

$800,020,000

deadline

April 05, 2024
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JBF National Scholars Scholarship

James Beard Foundation

$20,000 April 05, 2024 See Details
 

JBF National Scholars Scholarship

James Beard Foundation

award

$20,000

deadline

April 05, 2024
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Fulton Youth of the Future at the Robert Fulton Houses Scholarship

James Beard Foundation

$20,000 April 05, 2024 See Details
 

Fulton Youth of the Future at the Robert Fulton Houses Scholarship

James Beard Foundation

award

$20,000

deadline

April 05, 2024
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Bern Laxer Memorial Scholarship

James Beard Foundation

$15,000 April 05, 2024 See Details
 

Bern Laxer Memorial Scholarship

James Beard Foundation

award

$15,000

deadline

April 05, 2024
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Peter Kump Memorial Scholarship

James Beard Foundation

$13,000 April 05, 2024 See Details
 

Peter Kump Memorial Scholarship

James Beard Foundation

award

$13,000

deadline

April 05, 2024
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Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE)

Washington Student Achievement Council

Up to $11,000 Varies See Details
 

Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE)

Washington Student Achievement Council

award

Up to $11,000

deadline

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JBF Visit San Antonio Culinaria Scholarship

James Beard Foundation

$10,000 April 05, 2024 See Details
 

JBF Visit San Antonio Culinaria Scholarship

James Beard Foundation

award

$10,000

deadline

April 05, 2024
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ConnectOne Bank Culinary Scholarship

James Beard Foundation

$8,000 April 05, 2024 See Details
 

ConnectOne Bank Culinary Scholarship

James Beard Foundation

award

$8,000

deadline

April 05, 2024
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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

award

Up to $7,000

deadline

Varies
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Clark E. DeHaven Scholarship

National Association of College and University Food Services

$5,000 March 15, 2024 See Details
 

Clark E. DeHaven Scholarship

National Association of College and University Food Services

award

$5,000

deadline

March 15, 2024
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