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    Robert S. Young  M.Ed. 

    Dara Patton 

    The Pastry Arts mission is to provide high school students with an innovative educational opportunity that has a focus on the theory and practice of baking and Pastry.  While each student will leave the program with the technical skills of an entry-level baker, our focus will be broad enough to get students thinking of baking and expanding their careers for years beyond high school.

  • Local Collaborations:

    Newport Restaurant Group

    Brown University


    Certifications Earned:

    ServSafe Sexual Harassment

    ServSafe Understanding Unconscious Bias

    ServSafe Allergen

    ServSafe Food Handlers


  • Career Outlook

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the U.S. economy to add 8.3 million jobs from 2021 to 2031. Of those, 1.9 million jobs—23.1 percent of all new jobs projected—are expected to be in leisure and hospitality. That is a large projected increase for a sector that made up 8.9 percent of total employment in 2021. This rapid projected growth—the fastest of any sector, at an annual rate of 1.3 percent—results from the recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.         


    • PCTA Culinary & Pastry Arts Order Form


      All Orders MUST be submitted two weeks prior.

      Order Form

  • Career Pathways  

    Direct Entry into the workforce:

    • Baker Assistant

    • Pastry Cook

    • Retail Bakery Associate

    • Assistant Cake Decorator

    • Assistant Bread Baker

    • Pastry Prep Cook

    • List jobs students can get going directly from PCTA to industry

    Post-Secondary Associates Degree, Certificates and Licensure

    • Baking & Pastry Arts (AS)

    4 year + University Degree

    • Baking & Pastry Arts (BS)

    • Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management (BS)

    • Beverage Sales & Marketing Management (BS)

    • Culinary Nutrition (BS)

    • Food & Beverage Entrepreneurship (BS)

    • Hospitality Management (BS)

    • Sustainable Food Systems (BS)