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 The EVIT Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs are the only high school culinary and baking programs in Arizona accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.

Learn the tools-of-the-trade and professionalism necessary to gain employment as a baker, pastry chef or business owner.

Baking instruction focuses on making cookies, cakes, chocolate confections, tarts, breads and plated desserts.  The class also advances onto cake decorating, pastries, plate painting, individual desserts, wedding cakes and Viennoiseries.

Students manage an on-site retail bakery and pastry shop to learn what it’s like working in the baking industry and with the public.

Many students are awarded scholarships to continue their education at culinary and pastry schools across the country.  Internships and work-study programs are also available.

Certifications: Upon completion, students are prepared to take ACFEF exams for national certification as a U.S. Department of Labor-recognized ACF Certified Fundamentals Pastry Cook. There are fees to take the exams.

Note: This is a dual enrollment program. For more information, visit the Dual Enrollment page.

For announcements and updates about the EVIT Commercial Baking program, text evit to 89800.

Course Code CU20
Length 2-4 semesters
Dual Enrollment
Culinary Fundamentals: Culinary Basics, Culinary Fundamentals: Hot foods, Culinary Fundamentals: Breakfast and Garde Manager, Culinary Fundamentals: Bakery and Pastry
Possible Careers Hotels, Restaurants, Bake Shops and Pastry Shops
Average Entry Level Salary $8 - $11 per hour

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