Professional Pastry

SCAFA's Pro-Pastry programme is a full-time pastry-only programme, for students seeking professional pastry skills and certification. The programme teaches comprehensive skills in the following areas: breads, pastry, amuse-bouche, baking, cakes, hot and cold desserts.

Key features of the programme are:

  • Pro-Pastry students work on their own and every student completes each session’s requirements by the end of the class.
  • The Pro-Pastry programme is a 450 hour programme that is dedicated to teaching baking.
  • SCAFA ensures a Teacher-Pupil Ratio of 1:6. Whenever there are more than 6 students in the class, the school will ensure the presence of a second teacher so that each student gets the individual attention necessary for a professional culinary programme.
  • The Pro-Pastry programme leads up to the IVQ Level-2 Diploma in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery. Students are also awarded SCAFA’s Pro-Pastry certificate attested by the Knowledge & Human Development Authority of Dubai.
  • Ingredients, equipment and supplies needed for each class are included in the course fee and provided to each student individually at the beginning of the class.
  • Classes for the Pro-Pastry programme take place every Sunday to Thursday, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The programme is open to all students and will cover the following areas:

Week 1
  • Food Safety
  • Weights, measures, scaling and conversions
Week 1 & 2
  • Basic artisan and ethnic breads
Week 3
  • Practical baking techniques
Week 4
  • Pastry doughs, pies, sauces and fillings
Week 5
  • Cream, custards and icing
Week 6
  • Souffles and frozen desserts
Week 7 & 8
  • Specialty cakes, gateaux and torte
Week 9
  • Chocolate
Week 10
  • Sugar Work
Week 11
  • Amuse Bouche
Week 12 & 13
  • Plating and presentation styles

Programme fees cover:

  • Certification
  • All course and study material
  • Ingredients, tools and equipment
  • Chef Uniforms
  • Lunch
  • Personality development workshop

Contact SCAFA at for more information on registration deadlines and payment options for the April 2017 to June 2017 intake.

Schedule for September 2017 - November 2017:

01 October Professional Pastry

The 3-month certified programme specifically for pastry... The 3-month certified programme specifically for pastry

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Programme fee AED 33,000

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