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Pastry Arts

In this program, you will be introduced to the “back of the house” as you gain experience in culinary operations, including safe food handling, food cost estimates and managerial techniques. You will learn how baked goods are produced, how to make a centerpiece out of chocolate, and old world bread-making techniques. You will practice on cakes, pies, cookies, candies, flans, tarts and tortes, as you perfect the techniques that will impress and delight your future customers.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Pastry Arts

  1. More than 190 private and transfer scholarships available, including ones specifically for culinary students
  2. Save $18,000+ by starting here - 80% of our students leave debt free
  3. Access to job placement through Career Services

Pastry Arts Courses at Macomb

  • Culinary Techniques
  • Sanitation
  • Cost Control
  • Production Baking
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • Culinary Skills Development
  • Supervision
  • Purchasing
  • Pastry Arts
  • Chocolate Creations
  • Wedding Cakes
  • Centerpieces
  • Plated Desserts
  • Artisan and Special Breads

Career Opportunities in Pastry Arts

With an Associate of Applied Science, Certificate or Skill Specific Certificate in Pastry Arts, you will be qualified for positions that include baker, chef and head cook.

Transfer Pathways

The credits earned in this program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.


How do I find out more about Macomb’s Pastry Arts Program?

For more information about the Pasty Arts Program at Macomb, contact the Pastry Art Program advisors:

Professor Scott O’Farrell, 586.226.4741
Professor Jeffrey Wolf, 586.226.4740
Professor Heather Pusta, 586.286.2088
Professor Ray Hollingsworth, 586.226.4776

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