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Accelerated Professional
Baking & Pastry Program

Salt Lake Culinary Education's Professional Certificate In Commercial Baking & Pastry Program teaches proficiency in industry standard competencies in the areas of baking and pastry fundamentals, food safety/sanitation, culinary nutrition and foodservice management with an emphasis on skill building.

Students will learn basic and advanced baking and pastry principles ranging from breads, pies and tarts, to cakes, pastries, and sugar work Essential business-related topics include: menu development, pricing, food safety, sanitation, mise en-place, and kitchen organization. Apply today or learn more below.

Baking & Pastry Culinary Development

  • Recipe conception and development
  • Pricing Systems and kitchen profitability
  • Kitchen organization and management
  • Industry networking and relationship building skills
  • Advanced Pastry Work
  • Fundamental Baking Techniques
  • Professionalism and food safety
  • Portion sizing
  • Formulas and Ratios

Course Curriculum

  • Certified Chef Instructors
  • 105 hours of hands on kitchen time
  • 30 Hours of lecture and demonstration
  • 5 Hours of dedicated recipe planning, break-down, and implementation
  • 10 Hours of in-the-field connections with local culinary artisans and food purveyors
  • Extracurricular activities above and beyond the core curriculum and available and encouraged

Professional Course Details

Tuition includes:
  • 6-Week in-person Baking and Pastry course
  • “On-Baking” on-line textbook
  • Unlimited access to the SLICE on-line video library of cooking tutorials and recipes
  • 2 Custom embroidered Chef Coats
  • 2 Chef Pants
  • 1 Chef Beanie
  • 1 (4 piece) Knife Roll [8” chef, pairing, bread & steel]
  • 1 Instant read thermometer
  • Piping Bag and Tips
  • Bench Scraper
  • Dough Scraper
  • Offset Spatulas
  • Digital Scale
  • Pastry Brush
  • Peeler
  • American Culinary Federation proctored practical and written exam fees

Admissions Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Food handler’s permit
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Interview with SLICE directors
  • Non-refundable application fee $60
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American Culinary Federation™ approved program

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Centrally-located learning center in Salt Lake City

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Most affordable ACF certificate program in Utah

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Financing available to qualified students

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No unnecessary classes or counting credit hours

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Nationally-recognized certificate

Your health and safety are extremely important to us.

We are taking every precaution to ensure a safe and sanitary kitchen and classroom environment. We regularly clean and disinfect our facility throughout the day and class sizes are currently limited to practice proper distancing. All staff is required to wear a face mask. We are doing everything we can to keep our guests and SLICE team safe, and are asking for your help with these additional precautions:

  • Upon arrival, you will sign in and have your temperature taken at the front desk. Any guests with a temperature over 100 degrees will be asked to go home.
  • You will be required to wear a face mask and gloves during the prep and cooking segments of class. You will be allowed to remove your face mask once you are seated at a dining table.
  • Please wash your hands upon arrival and after touching your phone, your face, door handles, and other surfaces outside of the kitchen.