Baking and Pastry Arts

Food artists can unleash their creativity through the Baking and Pastry Arts. This degree features courses that build on the foundations of basic baking and continue to the most advanced pastry techniques. Students work in a fully equipped commercial bake shop and learn from highly skilled instructors.

Career Information

The hospitality industry is the nation's largest private sector employer. More than two million jobs are expected to be added through 2016. If you are friendly and energetic, creative, self-motivated, a problem solver and a hands-on participant, then you may be right for a career within this industry.

Degree and Certificate

College of DuPage offers an associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree in Baking and Pastry Arts and a certificate in Baking and Pastry Arts. Prior to registration, students should meet with a program advisor for course selection.


Gainful Employment Information

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Contact Information

Laura Lerdal, Culinary Market and Lab Coordinator
(630) 942-2359

Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist
(630) 942-2502

Mary Beth Leone, Coordinator, Hospitality
(630) 942-2059

Tim Meyers, Co-Coordinator, Culinary and Baking
(630) 942-3223

David Kramer, Co-Coordinator, Culinary and Baking
(630) 942-2868

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592

Outstanding Graduates for 2014


Rachel Dau and Roxanne Peterson

Each year College of DuPage recognizes graduates whose achievements truly demonstrate determination and success. Images gets acquainted with Rachel Dau and Roxanne Peterson: the 2014 Outstanding Graduates at College of DuPage.


  • Jessica Sapinski

    Jessica SapinskiBaking and Pastry Arts

    "I came to COD with an interest in food and fell in love with the school, staff and students. I would not trade my experience these last few years for anything in the world."

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  • Marija Benson

    Marija BensonBaking and Pastry Arts

    “There’s a real sense of community in this program. The instructors are excellent and highly supportive."

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  • Rachel Dau

    Rachel DauBaking and Pastry Arts

    "The chefs, instructors and fellow classmates have helped to shape who I am now, and I would not trade that for anything."

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