Pastry Arts.

<p>Silly question but ...
I'm very interested in Pastry Arts and I can see myself doing it. However, I really have that much knowledge of baking and such. Sad, no? Anyways, I heard you can major in culinary/pastry arts even if you don't have skills or knowledge. Is that true?</p>

<p>Does anybody know any good colleges that you can major in Pastry Arts?</p>

<p>Thanks in advance.</p>

<p>Here's a great article by the Culinary Institute of America, generally considered the best culinary school in the US.</p>

<p>Choosing</a> a Culinary College</p>

<p>Johnson & Wales might be worth considering.
<a href="http://culinary.jwu.edu/content213.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://culinary.jwu.edu/content213.html&lt;/a>
I knew a student at the satellite campus in Charlotte, and it's a pretty respected school in its field.</p>

<p>Thank you so much warbler :)</p>

<p>Well, letsbefriends, if you become a great pastry chef, I think you'll have plenty of friends!</p>

<p>As I recall, there is a thread here somewhere that details someone who had a terrible experience at Johnson & Wales. It might be worth searching.</p>

<p>Haha, true Diane.</p>

<p>Thanks lkf,
but I can't find that thread :P</p>

<p>The person who wrote of problems with J&W was amith1. Of course, so much of how you feel about a place is personal, but they were apparently very unresponsive to the poster. Here are a few threads:
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=135025%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=135025&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=147354%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=147354&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=145321%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=145321&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=39292%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=39292&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Thank you for the links! That was really helpful and I dont think it'll be on my list anymore.
That teacher sounds like a nightmare. But I wouldn't run into him since he's culinary and not pastry. But I definitely don't like how the school handled the situation when confronted. Not to mention, the reviews on that school arerrible.</p>

<p>I have no personal knowledge of J&W, but I was just going by amith's reported experience. I thought it was alarming, and I would double and triple check before I would let my student go there. They say that for every person who vocalizes a complaint, there are 10 others who are dissatisfied but say nothing. Now, that's scary! :eek:</p>

<p>Which ever schools make it on to your list, I would carefully research their placement success since culinary arts is vocational and the goal is to work and have a successful career.</p>