Working daily with both traditional and innovative bakery products preparing graduates to be effective and productive as soon as they enter the workforce. Intense work mentored by full-time faculty is the biggest part of the education model.
Predicted 5% job growth per year with a median starting salary of $13.32 per hour. Career options include baker, cake decorator, pastry chef, executive pastry chef, baking products sales as well as owning a bakery business.
"Part of the reason why I loved the program so much was how caring our chefs are." -Amanda McCalister Pender, '11
"Everything from breads, decorating cakes, plated desserts... no employer ever asked me to do something I had not experienced in the program." -Chelsea Garrison Gore, '07
"The chefs at Alfred State have a true passion for teaching. They give everything to ensure the students know exactly what is expected when a graduate starts their career." -Jessica Baier, '15
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