Learn the craft of creating high quality desserts including chocolates, decorative baking, plated desserts, creams, puddings, sauces, tortes and specialty cakes, and gain knowledge about how to manage people and resources in a business operation.
This major develops skills and knowledge necessary to obtain entry-level employment in bakeries, restaurants, casinos, spas and resorts as a baker, pastry chef, cake decorator, bakery manager, or as an independent business owner.
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The Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute at Luzerne County Community College offers students individualized cooking stations that are equipped with all cooking equipment and gadgets - a pastry lab, a line kitchen with attached dining room, a computer/learning resource center, smart classrooms, two student lounges, rest rooms with lockers and showers.
The Institute also features the Gertrude Hawk Chocolate Room - a climate controlled chocolate/sugar room, and the Kowalski Auditorium and Media Center - a state-of-the-art broadcasting studio with a demonstration kitchen and the latest technology including video conferencing and high definition video capabilities, and an auditorium for culinary demonstrations.