Baking and Pastry Arts

The purpose of the Baking and Pastry Arts program is to prepare a student for successful employment in the baking and pastry arts industry. Click here for additional program information.opens in a new window


600 hours, approximately 28 weeks

testing requirements

Basic Skills Assessment


LTC Main Campus

Starting Salaries

Vary, averaging from $20,000 to $34,500*
*Based on local industry information

New program. The future looks sweet! National employment opportunities for dessert and pastry chefs – as well as bakers in industrial factories and groceries – are expected to increase by 9% by 2024. That is faster than average growth, which means with the right education, you can really excel in this career field.

Starting Salaries

What you’ll learn

Baking & Pastry Arts Occupational Completion Points (OCP)

Baking & Pastry Art Master Plan of Instruction – (PDFopens in a new windowopens in a new window & HTMLopens in a new windowopens in a new window)

  • Principles of baking
  • Restaurant and banquet desserts
  • Sanitation and food handling
  • Baking tools and equipment
  • Cakes, pastries, creams, custards, chocolate, and sugar applications
  • Purchasing and cost controls
  • Leadership

OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleCourse Length
AFSS0090Pastry Cook/Baker300 hrs
BFSS0091Pastry Chef/Head Baker300 hrs

Our numbers

Discover how Lake Technical College prepares students for the baking and pastry arts industry.


Completion Rate*


Placement Rate*



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Data as reported to COE and is updated annually in December of each calendar year.
Placement calculation may exclude (if applicable) program completers that are awaiting exam results,
refused employment, continued post-secondary education, or may be otherwise unavailable for employment.

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Baking School Near Me

Located near Orlando, FL, Lake Technical College offers the best Pastry and Bakery Classes in the area. Our Bakery School boasts a high graduation and employment rate, preparing you to immediately begin your career in restaurants, resorts, hospitals, cruise ships, and more.

The Baking School Orlando at Lake Tech also enables you to receive the Servsafe Manager’s Certificate. If you are in Central Florida searching for Pastry School Near Me, Pastry School Orlando, or Bakery Classes Near Me, call us at (352) 589-2250 or apply online to get started today.



Instructor / contact


Ken Koenig


Phone Number: 352.589.2250, x1866

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