Baking and Pastry Entrepreneur

Category: Service and Education


Express your creativity in the culinary world and learn how to open your own baking and pastry business. Hennepin Technical College now offers a Baking and Pastry Entrepreneur associate degree and certificates.

The Bakery and Pastry Entrepreneur options represent an expansion to Hennepin Tech’s Culinary Arts program which is ACF-accredited and ranked in the top 20 nationally.

Degree Information



Class Time: Day
Semester: Fall, Spring, or Summer (Partial)
Campus: Brooklyn Park

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Wage and Job Outlook information for this program are available at CAREERwise.

Hands-on Learning

  • Students create innovative flavor profiles and unique designs while baking a variety of pastries, specialty cakes, confections, desserts and artisan breads.
  • Hennepin Tech has two commercial kitchens dedicated to student education and feature state-of-the art equipment.
  • An active Culinary Club allow students to hone their skills and provides leadership opportunities.


  • Hennepin Tech has an overall high job placement rate and provides free career placement and networking opportunities.
  • Each month, renowned chefs visit campus to share their expertise with students.
  • Students learn in-demand skills such as gluten-free baking and small business management.

Options to fit your schedule

  • In just two years, students earn a Baking and Pastry Entrepreneur associate degree which prepares individuals to operate their own culinary business. We are the only college in Minnesota State to offer this associate degree.
  • For students who prefer a fast-track, students may earn a culinary-only certificate in eight months.

Scholarships and financial aid are available.

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