Bake the world a better place.

This curriculum is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required for employment in the baking/pastry industry, including restaurants, hotels, independent bakeries/pastry shops, wholesale/retail markets, high-volume bakeries, and/or further academic studies. Students will be provided theoretical knowledge/practical applications that provide critical competencies to meet industry demands, including environmental stewardship, operational efficiencies, and professionalism. Course work includes specialty/artisanal bread, desserts/pastries, decorative work, high-volume production, and food marketing. Graduates should qualify for entry-level positions, such as pastry/bakery assistant, area pastry chef, and assistant pastry chef. American Culinary Federation certification may be available to graduates.

Degree Completion Plans Download

Degree Completion Plan

View what classes you need and when you can take them to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in Baking & Pastry Arts.

Certificate Completion Plans Download

Certificate Completion Plans

The Baking & Pastry Arts program at Carteret CC offers three (3) Certificate opportunities. View what classes you need and when you can take them to complete a certificate in Baking & Pastry Arts.

  • Artisan Baker Certificate
  • Baking Manager Certificate
  • Cake Designer Certificate
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Shana Olmstead
Chair of Culinary Arts,
Baking & Pastry Arts,
& Hospitality Management
Phone: (252) 222-6264
Email: olmsteads@carteret.edu

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