The Sedona Culinary Arts Program at Yavapai College – eager to provide students the skills to excel in both the kitchen and the job market – has created a new Baking & Pastry Certificate program.

The Certificate in Baking and Pastry is designed to fast-track students with the skills for baking positions in food preparation." Chef Robert K. Barr, Director of the Sedona Culinary Arts Program, explained. "Baking skills are polished as students learn more difficult baking, pastry and dessert techniques."

The five-course, 18-credit program will guide students from the fundamentals of pastry preparation through chocolates, sugar casting, sugar pulling, marzipan and Isomalt, as well as complex cake decoration. Students will also learn the essentials of food purchasing and cost control – skills necessary for entry-level positions in the baking and pastry field.

The Baking & Pastry Certificate Program, which begins in August, is structured to accommodate working students seeking to advance their careers. Each course is eight weeks long, combining online hands-on lab work with online instruction. Projects and assignments will be conducted in the student’s home (or workplace) and in four separate full-day baking labs held in the culinary kitchens at Yavapai College's Sedona Center.

This Fall, Yavapai College is offering students a unique opportunity. Students enrolled or registered for Fall 2021 credit classes are eligible for a free class of up to three credits or a maximum value of $285. The offer is part of a $2.3 Million CRRSAA Act disbursement that the College is distributing to students who have incurred expenses caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. For more information on the offer.

Yavapai College will begin its Fall semester in Phase Green of its five-phase COVID-19 Return to Campus plan, allowing for classes on-campus, with face coverings and social distancing measures required.

Details on the Culinary Program’s Baking and Pastry certificate are available

Registration is for Yavapai College’s Fall 2021 semester is already underway, with classes commencing Monday, August 16. For a complete list of available courses or registration information, please call: (928) 717.7777