International Baking and Pastry Schools

Train in two of the country’s Top 10 states for pay rates in this field*!

There’s a beauty to baking. The right skills help you create gorgeous desserts that not only look good, but taste delicious. At Lincoln Culinary Institute (LCI), you’ll learn to bake like a professional from master chefs in European-style kitchens. Training as a Pastry Chef can open the doors to careers across the globe!

At LCI’s campuses in Shelton, CT and Columbia, MD:

  • Courses include techniques for working with sugar, chocolate, and artisan breads.
  • You’ll learn to bake European-style pastries and work with contemporary and classical cake recipes.
  • Baking techniques are taught by Certified Master Bakers, Executive Chefs, and more.
  • You’ll create centerpieces with chocolate, truffles, and candies, and create croissants, cookies and éclairs.
  • Training also includes hands-on preparation of artisan breads and Viennoiserie – pastries like croissants, turnovers, and baguettes.
  • The professional blend of technique and artistry is stressed as you learn to bake breads and pastries that taste great, and look great too!
  • Preparation of healthier alternatives is also demonstrated, by varying ingredients and processes.
  • You’ll also build culinary management skills for food service operations, and food and beverage management.
  • Real-world externships will put you in the kitchens of real bakeries and pastry shops.
  • You can take part in fun events that support the community while helping to build your skills!

Our pastry school helps you reach your goals through hands-on training. Discover how gratifying a baking and pastry career can be by training at Lincoln Culinary Institute!

Lincoln Culinary Institute (LCI) in Shelton, CT is a division of Lincoln Technical Institute. LCI in Columbia, MD is a division of Lincoln College of Technology.

* Career growth projections can be found at for the years 2016-2026. Ranks reflect comparisons among 48 continental U.S. states. Salary information is based on median salary information collected for the year 2017. Data is current as of September 30, 2018.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program can be found at:

Campuses that currently offer training in this program area are listed below, as well as links to exact program informational fact sheets:

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