Do you love food? Do you enjoy baking? Have a taste for a sweet life in a fast-paced, high-energy career? Dream of being the next celebrity chef? If so, San Jacinto College can help make your dreams come true! Our Pastry Chef program allows you to work within the industry while you build your education. If your ambitions are more specific, you can also choose to specialize as an assistant cook, baker, or baker’s helper, or in basic cooking or specialty foods.
The San Jacinto College Pastry Chef program:
- Is a blend of lectures, labs, field trips, guest lecture presentations, networking opportunities, job placement, and a variety of skill sets taught by our state and nationally recognized chefs and professors;
- Places emphasis on fundamental and advanced culinary arts techniques and hands-on, real world learning through working with our Program Director, faculty, managers, and chefs to operate a full-service catering operation, the San Jac Gator Café and Grill, a gourmet bakery, and a fine dining restaurant; and
- Offers field trips to local culinary events, food shows, and conventions.
Accreditation by American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC) assures that a program is meeting at least a minimum of standards and competencies set for faculty, curriculum, and student services.
San Jacinto College offers scholarship opportunities, financial aid, a culinary club, and participation in a variety of culinary competitions.
- Cake Decorator,
- Owner/Operator Bakery,
- Bed and Breakfast Operator,
- Pastry Chef/Baker,
- Executive Pastry Chef,
- Pastry Sous Chef, and
- Cruise Line Pastry Chef.
Source: texaswages.com, median salary Gulf Coast region, 2020
For more information, students may contact North campus at 281-998-6150, x7150.
Two-year Program Outcomes
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