CIA Baking and Pastry Arts Programs

  • Let Your Creativity Shine

    There’s nothing quite like the inviting tastes and aromas of baked goods and pastries straight out of the oven. Imagine making it your career to provide these pleasures to appreciative customers the world over! CIA’s baking and pastry arts programs are just the ticket. You’ll learn the ingredients, techniques, and tricks of the trade as you work hands-on in bakeshops and a bakery café right on campus. You’ll serve customers, and see firsthand how much joy your creations bring them. And you’ll discover what it takes to succeed in a profession that you love. There’s no other baking and pastry program like it in all of culinary education.

    Associate in Baking and Pastry Arts

    Associate in Baking and Pastry Arts

    Enjoy world-class facilities and expert faculty as you prepare for your dream career in this baking and pastry program. Classes, hands-on experience, and a real-world internship will all prepare you for this sweet career.

    Baking and Pastry Programs - Bachelor’s Degree Completion in Baking and Pastry Arts

    Bachelor’s Degree Completion in Baking and Pastry Arts

    It’s never too late to reach for that creative career you’ve always wanted. Use your past credits and get a head start in this amazing baking and pastry arts program. With your CIA bachelor’s degree, you’ll be on your way!

  • Real-World, Live-Action Classrooms

    You just won’t find this many opportunities to get real in the food world anywhere else—the most on-campus, student-staffed restaurants around, and an internship at one of 2,000+ leading food businesses (that’s a lot of industry contacts!)
  • Have Prior Work Experience? Go Turbo!

    Earn your CIA degree in as little as 15 months with this accelerated degree program option. Learn more >
  • Contact Us

    Admissions Office
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
  • Lilla Bernal '99, CIA Lecturing Instructor—Baking and Pastry Arts, San Antonio campus.

    Faculty Spotlight

    Lilla Bernal ’99
    Assistant Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
    Professional Experience:
    Menu Consultant, Victoria House resort, San Pedro, Belize. Vendor, Pearl Farmers Market, San Antonio, TX. Pastry Chef, Biga on the Banks, San Antonio.
    Genevieve Meli, baking and pastry arts associate degree alumna of The Culinary Institute of America.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Genevieve Meli '07
    Chef, Author, Educator
    “When it came time to go to college, the CIA was the only school I considered attending. I wanted the best education possible.”
  • Our faculty literally wrote many of the definitive culinary books that other colleges teach from—including, The Professional Chef.
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