High Diploma in Professional Bakery & Pastry

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Medium of Instruction: English

This course is for individuals with basic baking skills seeking to advance their knowledge in the art of bakery and pastry. Topics include advanced techniques, new ingredients, and twist on classic recipes. Proper ingredient handling, sanitation, baking science, and food safety will also be covered. 

Internships are provided to suitable students.

Your Instructor

Chef Heinz

Native to Switzerland, Chef Heinz has over 35 years of experience in the culinary and pastry-making arts. After spending some years in his home country, he came to Hong Kong where has worked at several prominent 5 Star Hotels: Hilton, Furama, New World Harbourview, among others. Now, he teaches at the academy, where he shares his joy and passion in cooking to all his students.


To obtain the High Diploma in Professional Bakery & Pastry from the Academy, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Achieve 90% attendance 
  • Pass the practical assessment at the end of the course

Tuition Fee

  • Total Tuition:
    • HK$36,600
  • Miscellaneous Fees:
    • HK$3,500 (Includes tools and utensils, uniform and insurance, consumables in the course and finished products to be taken home)
  • Application Fee:
    • HK$200

Schedules & Registration


Entry Level:

  • Bread / Bakery: Walnut Bread, Ticino Bread, Cornbread, Muesli Bread, Pancetta Loaf, Pumpkin-seed Loaf
  • Cookies: Sable, Zurich Nuts, Chocolate Rosettes, Poppy-lemon cookies, Viennese Waffle, Coffee Cinnamon chocolate chips Cookies
  • Tarts: Blueberry, Pistachio, Lemon, Assorted Fruits, Apple pie, Hollander
  • Pastries: Eclair, Choux, Profiteroles, Paris-Brest, Swan
  • Cakes: Lemon, Marble, Linzer, Sponge V&B, Brownie
  • Desserts: Chocolate Terrine, Cheese-Cake, Pear Crumble, Apple Tarts with Vanilla Sauce, Cream Caramel
  • Decoration: Marzipan Lemon, Flower Chocolate Piping
  • Revisions: Q & A and Preparation for practical Assessment
  • Practical Assessment: Take a draw of the topics and produce the products accordingly within 3 hours.

Intermediate Level:

  • Bakery: Rosemary Focaccia, Orange Almond Butter Bread, Whole Wheat Toast Bread, Sunflowerseed Bread, Swiss Farmer Bread, Linseed Ring-bread, Carawayseed Rye Bread, Baguette
  • Desserts: Bread & Butter Pudding, Tiramisu, Panna Cotta with Fruit Topping, Orange Cream Brulé, Yoghurt Terrine with Plum Compote, Chocolate Mousse on Caramel Sauce, Strawberry Soup with Lime Cream
  • Cakes: St. Honore Cake, Chestnut Mousse Cake, Cassis Cake, Strawberry Cheesecake, Pistachio Bavarois Cake, Chocolate Mousse Cake w/ Marzipan Flowers
  • Tarts/Pastries: Poached Apricot Milles Feuiles, Swiss Roll with Buttercream Filling, Black Cherry Pie, Cherry Coulis, Pretty in Pink Cupcake, Passionfruit Pastry in Deco Sponge, Banana Chocolate Pastry
  • Savouries: Quiche Lorraine / Spinach, Chicken + Leek Pie , Sausage Roll, Curry Puff, Pizza / Focacchini, Vol-au-vent, Puff Pastry
  • Cookies: Hippen Rolls, Whole Wheat Carrot Muffins, Chessboard Cookies
  • Revisions: Q & A and Preparation for practical Assessment
  • Practical Assessment: Take a draw of the topics and produce the products accordingly within 3 hours.

Entry Requirements

Applicants who are interested in this course must fulfill one of the following requirements:

  • have completed the HKCA Diploma in Patisserie or
  • possess equivalent working experience
  • possess equivalent home baking experience

Last two cases require a trade test before interview. 

Re-assessment Arrangement

For students who are unable to pass the final practical assessment, are eligible to apply for a chance to retake it at the cost of HK$900. Students who decide to do so will be required to take the reassessment with the members of the next batch. This is valid for 6 months starting from the date which the course ends.


What payment methods do you accept?

Valid payment methods and their instructions can be found here.

Are there additional charges?

Miscellaneous charges can be found here.

How to Enroll

You may download our enrollment form here or click on the link below to begin enrollment.

The Academy reserves the right to adjust course arrangements, assessments and teaching methods. For further inquiries, please feel free to contact us.