International Baking & Pastry school in Maryland More than 6,000 bakers needed around the region by 2026*

If you love being in the kitchen, have a sweet tooth, or just want to indulge your creative side, a career in International Baking and Pastry is for you. Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. are projected to need more than 6,000 bakers over the next 10 years*, and Lincoln’s International Baking and Pastry school in Columbia, Maryland can help you build the skills you need to break into the field.

At Lincoln Culinary Institute (LCI), a division of Lincoln Tech, you’ll discover the beauty of baking as you learn to cook, mix, bake and create delicious goods in fully-equipped European-style kitchens. Bakers create gorgeous desserts that not only look good, but taste delicious, and at LCI’s Columbia campus, you’ll learn baking techniques and secrets from master chefs.

The curriculum at Lincoln Tech's Pastry & Baking school includes:

  • The art and science of breadmaking
  • Culinary management and food service operations
  • Working with sugar, chocolate, and artisan breads
  • Creating pastries and cakes
  • Centerpiece creation from chocolate, truffles and candy
  • Viennoiserie
  • Candy-making

You’ll also complete a three 90-hour externships in actual restaurant settings to help build valuable work experience.

LCI’s hiring partners have chosen Lincoln graduates to work in the kitchens of top area restaurants, resorts, hotels, catering facilities, and even cruise lines. Put your potential to work through International Baking and Pastry school training – the ingredients for an incredible new career are all here at Lincoln Culinary Institute.

* 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 Lincoln programs 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:

Columbia (LCI)-MD

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