Where there’s a whisk, there’s a way…to a career in pastry arts

Add a dash of passion and a heap of creativity to your love for baking, and whip up a culinary career specializing in pastry arts. Students in ACC’s Pastry Arts Program learn how to work with specialty ingredients and master basic and advanced techniques to make classic creations like breads, cookies, tarts, and pies, to mouthwatering chocolates, confections, and one of a kind wedding cakes! Students learn in a commercial kitchen setting and gain the practical knowledge and experience to pursue pastry careers through catering, cake show competitions, and study abroad opportunities. At a much lower cost than similar programs in the area, ACC graduates leave prepared for positions as pastry chefs or to run their own bakeries.

Take a closer look at our Pastry Program!

Degrees Offered

Course Information

Course Descriptions
Master Syllabi
Core Curriculum Course List

Want to Transfer to a University?

Texas Woman’s University Articulation – Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Culinary Science and Food Service Management
University of Houston  –  Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management

Career Opportunities

Where can a degree in Culinary Arts take you? Career paths include:
● Hotel
● Bakery
● Resort
● Restaurants
● Cruise Lines
● Catering Company
● Own your own business
● Bakery Manager

Why ACC?

● Exemplary culinary education at a hands-on school
● Outstanding value and affordable tuition
● Transferability of credit hours to other accredited schools or a four-year university
● Flexible schedule options

Mission Statement and Goals

The Culinary Arts Department is committed to the facilitation of student learning in its Associate’s Degrees and Certification programs by providing in-depth culinary training and the necessary technical skill to successfully enter the food-service industry.
The Culinary Arts Department wants to be recognized as a value-added ACC department promoting student excellence and the highest level of culinary training within our community. The Department would like to be a community hub for culinary-related job training, related student practicum, and ultimately job placement in the City of Austin.
Four goals of the mission statement:

  1. To educate
  2. To actively seek out those who may benefit from a community college education
  3. To revitalize the relationship with the community at large
  4. Grow selectively to achieve distinction

Graduation Success by Area of Study and Program