Culinary Arts - Baking and Pastry Certificate

Explore your creativity and find the pathway for your exciting career in baking and pastry arts. With a 30 credit certificate in baking and pastry, you will discover worldwide opportunities that will make your dreams come true.

Are you passionate about baking? Do you enjoy making people smile when they eat your dessert? Make your dreams a reality and enroll at the Culinary Arts Institute today. This certificate program will provide you with career-oriented curriculum in all aspects of baking and pastry arts. You will be taught by expert pastry chefs with many years of experience and talent who will show you the fundamental and advanced techniques you need to succeed in the industry. Enjoy small and affordable classes that are local and easily accessible, where you will experience one-on-one, hands-on instruction. Take advantage of the largest and most modern instructional kitchens and bakeshops in NJ to help you reach your dreams. Start working on your career today!  


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Baking and Pastry Arts, Certificate


The Certificate in Baking and Pastry Arts provides a career-oriented curriculum designed to develop skills beyond a proficiency level. This Certificate is designed for individuals who may not initially desire a degree but who wish to increase opportunities for employment in the field of baking and pastry within restaurants, cruise ships, assisted living facilities, hotels, resorts, institutional foodservice facilities and product development. Upon completion, students will be professionally certified to enhance skills for future employment opportunities.


Why we are your 1st and only choice for Baking and Pastry Arts

With over 10 labs, we are the largest and most modern baking and pastry program in the State of New Jersey. 


Certificate - Baking and Pastry (30 credits)

Term Total number of students   Number of students that graduated within 150% of the time   Percentage of students that graduated within 150% of the time    
Fall 2017 0   0   0%    
Fall 2018 0   0   0%    
Fall 2019 0   0   0%    
Fall 2020 0   0   0%    
Fall 2021 0   0   0%    
Fall 2022 * 3   0   0%    
These numbers are as of August 24, 2023.
* This indicates that as of the date this report was generated, it has not been 150% of the time for completion.
We are in the process of formalizing the gathering of job placement and ACF certification data for the department. We are confident of high job placement rates based on informal collection of data from our graduates. Extensive efforts to increase ACF membership and Certified Culinarian© (CC©) certification of students are consistently being practiced.    
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Nationally Accredited: American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (since 2019) 

Our baking and pastry program has been accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation since 2019. Our program has the recognition for its high standards and reputable influence on our graduates. 



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Contact Information

Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, and Hospitality Management Recruiter
Ms. Janine Nunez

161 Newkirk Street - Room E222
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4640