Question by  teeyon (0)

How long is the training to become a pastry chef?

I would like to be a chef, but I am only interested in desserts and baking.


Answer by  emhaskey (685)

Many pastry and baking schools offer certificate, diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, or even master's degree programs. The minimal degree you really need to start working as a pastry chef is a diploma or certificate, only takes about a year, and can be obtained from a technical school.


Answer by  patti (29325)

You must attend culinary arts school. There are many, many schools throughout the country. Some are stand-alone, proprietary schools, others are part of a tech school and others still are through a community college. In addition to the training, you can opt to pick up a specialty as a pastry chef, caterer, personal chef, etc.


Answer by  LeheckaG (1826)

Depends on the training-depth/intensity (at either community-college/vocational-school/culinary-institute/university): Self-taught: as quick or long as it takes you; Certificate or Diploma: 6 to 12-months full-time; Associate's-degree: 2-years full-time; Bachelor's-degree: 4-years full-time. Part-time (evening/weekend) educational-programs take longer. You can usually get a better-job or position with better-credentials. If you are going into business for yourself, more-experience & training usually benefits.


Answer by  amber85 (147)

Most formal training to become a pastry chef can be done with a two year program or a four year program.


Answer by  Darry (3853)

To become a pastry chef you will have to go through cooking school which includes topics outside of the realm of a pastry chef. Typically this course of schooling takes approximately 2 years often followed by an internship or apprenticeship of about 6 months to a year.


Answer by  teeyon (0)

how long does a pastry stay in school

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