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January 23, 2009

Pastry and Baking Program at Cooking School in Texas

Filed under: Uncategorized — alyssammayhew @ 5:08 pm

At the Culinary Institute in Houston, Texas (, students have a variety of diploma and degree options to choose from in the culinary industry. One of which is the pastry and baking program, where students can obtain a “Diploma: Sous Chef Patissier – Boulanger”.

The length of the program is 20 weeks for the day program, 40 weeks for the evening program; a total of 748 clock hours. This program is designed for beginners in the cooking field. The Texas cooking school instructors make it easy to learn with their 90% hands-on curriculum. “Students will master proficiency skills in traditional and innovative ways of baking, decor and aerograph, etc”

After completing the pastry and baking program at the cooking school in Texas, “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.”

Level I, consists of learning the following: pies, tarts and dough, quiches, danishes, cakes, petits fours, chocolates candies, breads, ice cream and sorbets, viennoiserie, pate a choux and entremets.

Level II, includes: classic and modern cakes, cake decoration, pastries, French cookies, chocolate bonbons, light cakes, croquembrouche, wedding cakes, sugar decoration, regional and international breads

And finally, level III, which is advanced pastry and baking includes: wedding cakes, sugar decoration, center piece, banquet desserts and chocolate techniques


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