Baking & Pastry Arts Diploma Programs

Elite Diplôme in Baking & Pastry Arts

Length: 60 weeks (1110 clock hours) (57 credit hours)

The Elite Diplôme in Baking and Pastry Arts combines the Elite Diplôme de Patisserie (Fundamentals of Baking & Pastry part 1 and 2, Advance Baking & Pastry and Artistic Skills of Baking & Pastry) with 10 weeks of an Elective (Choose between Fundamentals in Cuisine or Advanced Artistic Skills of Pastry Decor) and a 10 week Practicum. This program is designed for a student wanting to begin their culinary journey or experienced personnel with a desire to become a professional pastry chef. Instruction will cover classic and innovative bread and pastry baking techniques as well as advanced bakeshop recipes and skills. Students will then master chocolate and sugar work before entering the fundamentals of cuisine lab. After completion of all coursework, students are expected to be able to find work in fine food service establishments, catering companies, bakeries, cafes or restaurants.

Elite Diplôme de Patisserie

Length: 50 weeks (930 clock hours) (47 credit hours)

This program is designed for beginners with little or no skills. Instruction will cover classic and innovative baking, advance bakeshop and pastry techniques. Students will master proficiency skills in traditional and innovative ways of baking, pastry and decor. After successful completion of all coursework, students are expected to become employable as Sous Chef de Patisserie, or Bakers, and are prepared technically to operate their own bakery with the goal of becoming Executive/Chef Patissier.

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Overview

About this Program
  • Includes 10 weeks of Practicum period
  • Length of Time Necessary to Complete in Regular Schedule:
    • Elite Diplôme in Baking and Pastry Arts – 60 weeks
    • Elite Diplôme de Pâtisserie – 50 weeks
  • We offer options to complete the program at your own pace
  • Full-time schedule are 4 hours a day, 4 days a week
  • Three shifts to choose from to meet your lifestyle: Your Choice of Morning, Afternoon, or Evening shift (while in Kitchen Labs). Two shifts available while in Academic Classes.
Curriculum
Courses- Elite Diplôme in Baking & Pastry Arts
Fundamentals of Baking & Pastry Level 1 -10 credit hours
Fundamentals of Baking & Pastry Level 2 -10 credit hours
Advanced Baking & Pastry Level 3 -10 credit hours
Artistic Skills of Baking & Pastry Level 4-10 credit hours
Fundamentals of Cuisine Level 1 -10 credit hours
Practicum—Baking & Pastry Arts -7 credit hours

Courses- Elite Diplôme de Patisserie
Fundamentals of Baking & Pastry Level 1 -10 credit hours
Fundamentals of Baking & Pastry Level 2 -10 credit hours
Advanced Baking & Pastry Level 3-10 credit hours
Artistic Skills of Baking & Pastry Level 4 -10 credit hours
Practicum—Baking & Pastry -7 credit hours

In developing this curriculum The Culinary Institute LeNôtre has been guided by the standards articulated by ACCSC and the American Culinary Federation (ACF), two major professional accrediting agencies for culinary arts programs. This curriculum is in full compliance with both sets of standards.

Elective Studies
You will be able to choose between 2 different Elective Options :

Fundamentals of Cuisine Part I or Artistic Skills of Pastry Decor

Elective 1 : Culinary Arts

The Elective in Culinary Arts gives you 10 weeks of Fundamentals of cooking techniques.  You will learn to prepare basic food items that includes but are not limited to: first courses, soups and creams, entrées, salads, pâté, egg courses, quiches, seafood, fish, meats, poultry, pasta, stock, sauces, etc. A great Addition to your Baking & Pastry Arts Program!

Elective 2 : LeNôtre Advanced Artistic Skills of Baking & Pastry Décor

The baking and pastry industry is rapidly changing and evolving! We now have a new and exciting elective opportunity called the Advanced Artistic Skills of Pastry Décor. This Elective Option will include studies in Advanced Cake Décor, French Sugar Showpiece, Chocolate Showpiece and Wedding Cake Décor. It will be particularly useful for those who want to learn the latest techniques and prepare for national competitions.

Tuition & Costs
All of our programs are usually less expensive than in other private colleges, but most importantly, more than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid. We also have plenty of helpful scholarships too. Until we know more about your career goals and the program that best fits your needs it could be misleading to give you a price at this point (with our specialty options you have 11 prices to choose from). However, you may also use our financial net price calculator to estimate the cost of attendance.

Please complete the contact form, or better yet, call us at 1-(888)LENOTRE (536-6873) to find out how you can get more educational value for your dollar.

If you qualify, Financial Aid, various grants and scholarships considerably reduce the tuition cost. Participate in our free scholarship workshops to learn about scholarships you may qualify for.

Ellen Hogaboom
Manager of Admissions
ehogaboom@ciaml.com
713-358-5064

Career Opportunities
CIL offers lifetime job assistance to its Students and Alumni.
CIL has one of the highest Job Placement rate among Culinary Schools in Texas according to the Texas Workshop Commission.*

*http://twc.state.tx.us/