Advanced Pastry Culinarian

Advanced Pastry Culinarian

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Are you interested in measuring the exact amount of sugar and spice, and enjoy creating sweet treats for friends and family?

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Advanced Pastry Culinarian.

On the job, you will ...

  • Be responsible for maintaining a clean workspace and ensuring the freshness and viability of ingredients 
  • Use basic baking math to measure and combine ingredients 
  • Knead, roll, cut and shape dough 
  • Set oven temperatures and monitor the baking process of pastries 

Some of the career options you will have ...  

Individuals with their Advanced Pastry Culinarian credentials often go on to work in the food service industry, often for restaurants, catering service and bakeries or for institutions such as schools and hotels. 

The credentials you will earn ...

This is the final level of Advanced Training offered in the Advanced Culinary Arts series. In the Advanced Pastry Culinarian program, you can earn industry-recognized credentials, such as Certified Pastry Chef, Certified Baker or Certified Restaurant Professional. Students should also earn a state-issued driver’s license upon completion of the program.

What you’ll need to start training ... 

  • High school diploma or the equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 
  • Complete a Job Corps basic training program 
  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 
  • At least 17 years old 
  • Positive attendance and progress record  
  • Written recommendation from Job Corps center personnel  
  • Health clearance at current center  
  • Strong work ethic and determination to succeed 
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.