Culinary Arts - Baking and Pastry Arts Concentration (ASCT)
Associate of Science Career/Tech
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As a Culinary Arts major at VU, you will be responsible for preparing menus served to various groups who either work on campus or are visiting our campus. You will also be involved in a number of off-campus projects. In past years, classes have undertaken such projects as:
Awards for Excellence - Students prepare and serve an elegant reception to state leaders in the Capitol Building.
Thursday Night Bistro - Students prepare delicious international and regional cuisine for the public.
Interns and Apprenticeships - Students have traveled to Disney World, the Glacier National Park, and even France to perfect their craft. Internships can even be found in the student's Hometown.
This program combines both the practical and theoretical aspects of baking and pastry preparation with emphasis on the technical skills required for occupations that include all facets of pastry preparation. Laboratory experience is stressed to achieve technical excellence in quantity pastry preparation.
Typical positions upon graduation include bakery assistant, baker, and/or pastry chef. The ASCT degree program is designed for students wishing to enter the food-service industry in a pastry or baking position.
This program will qualify you for an entry-level position as a first cook, second cook, chef junior assistant, sauce cook, pastry cook, or sous chef trainee, among others. You can work in resorts, casual themed restaurants, hospitals, or an assisted living facility. Restaurants are around the globe. People want to eat at restaurants to experience the variety and specialty menus