Thursday, May 7, 2009

CIA opens baking and pastry associate program at Greystone

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) will offer an associate degree program in baking and pastry arts at its Greystone campus in St. Helena, Calif., beginning this August. The program features the same curriculum offered at the CIA's flagship Hyde Park, N.Y., campus.

the CIA at Greystone

Students will learn the production of all types of breads, cakes, pastries, desserts and confections through hands-on classes emphasizing baking and pastry technique. Students nearing the end of their sophomore year will gain real-world experience in a bakery café open to the public to be built at the CIA Greystone campus.

An open house for the new degree program will be held at the CIA at Greystone on May 18, which will include a live simulcast with Duff Goldman, of the Food Network's "Ace of Cakes," who earned a baking and pastry arts certificate at Greystone in 1998.