Baking & Pastry

Career Pathway

Learn Invaluable Baking and Pastry Skills
Learn necessary tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore a bright future in an ever-evolving baking and pastry career.

Do You Love to Bake?

The Baking & Pastry Pathway provides students with in-depth, hands-on experiences designed to familiarize them with the basics of food preparation, nutrition, and consumer skills. Baking & Pastry is a two year pathway, which includes an introductory class and an Honors class designed to perfect baking and pastry techniques, teach quantity food preparation, and meet industry standards through internships. Students in this Pathway may also participate in CCAP (Careers Through Culinary Arts Program). This pathway gives students the opportunity to get guidance, coursework and work-based learning experiences used in the field today, providing them with a head start in their culinary careers.

Career Pathways help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to select career paths that they’re passionate about. 

Prepare in the Classroom

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new career in culinary. Classes include:

  • Culinary Foundations
  • Baking & Pastry Honors

Get Real

Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in a culinary career. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • CCAP (Careers Through Culinary Arts Program) Trainings
  • Hotels
  • Community Colleges
  • FCCLA ( Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) 

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Fire up your career path in baking and pastry with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Chef
  • Master Baker
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Banquet and Catering Director

Industry Average: $45,000 - $80,000/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 10% to 14%

Ready to Get Rolling?

Contact your college & career technician for availability.
Programs are subject to change.

CE Teacher:
Cynthia Allen
(805) 278-1051

Heat Up Your Career

If you enjoy baking or have a passion for pastry-making, a culinary career could be your calling. Rio Mesa’s Baking & Pastry Pathway will provide you with the opportunity to bake, cook, and learn all about foods from all around the world. You’ll get a firsthand look at how the culinary industry operates, as well as an opportunity to let your creativity rise.

Earn College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

AA Culinary Arts Management

BS Hospitality & Tourism Management