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Baking and Pastry Arts
1-year Diploma

Get creative with a Baking and Pastry Arts diploma. It is designed to prepare students for entry-level bakery employment. Students prepare for their careers through practical experience in preparation of baked goods for The Class Act Restaurant and conference center at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. Classes are taught in the learning laboratory at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. Some of the food you make will be served to the guests at The Hotel. Students are required to purchase professional uniforms and tools to use when in labs or in the bakery.

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Baking and Pastry Arts


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The Class Act Restaurant
Hospitality careers start here! Learning is delicious at The Class Act Restaurant. Located at The Kirkwood Center, The Class Act features breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by our students under the guidance of professional staff.  Our menu changes seasonally, ensuring the freshest quality ingredients and new and exciting choices for our guests.

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
Experience this world-class teaching hotel. Kirkwood Hospitality Arts students work alongside professionals in this one-of-a-kind  laboratory, learning all the tricks of the trade for first-class service.


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Hospitality Arts | The Hotel at Kirkwood Center | 319-848-8770 |