CCA Manila Highlights Baking Programs With Book Launch

Published · Thursday, May 23, 2019 05:34 PM

The country's top culinary school, the Center for Culinary Arts (CCA Manila) is maintaining its reputation as a pioneer and innovator in the culinary academic field. To highlight its baking programs and short courses, CCA Manila has invited Chefs Miko Aspiras and Aileen Atanacio for the secondary launch of their much soughtafter book 'A Piece of Cake.'

Formally launched last April, the secondary launch aims to show and introduce CCA Manila students and guests the sweet creations of the two up and coming pastry chefs. They collaborated on this book project which took them two years to finish, which featured dozens of pastry and cake recipes that can be recreated in one's own home.

With businesses and careers in baking and pastry arts booming all over the world, CCA Manila is offering the "Certificate in Baking and Pastry Arts Course", a program designed to provide students with a strong foundation on baking and pastry arts, supplemented by management competencies.

The program includes food safety, knife skills, baking math, green chefmanship, nutrition, preparation and serving of coffee, among others. In the one-year program, students will also be introduced to the operations of a bakeshop, patisserie, and cafe. For those who are really interested to enter the baking and pastry field but do not have much time in their hands, they can choose instead to enroll in CCA Manila's "Fundamentals in Baking and Pastry Arts Course (FBPAC)."

The FBPAC is a 13-day comprehensive hands-on program (total of 84 hours) which will introduce students to the essential skills and give them knowledge on food safety, baking math, green chefmanship, baking techniques and methods. There is also an intensive application of principles and techniques allowing students .to become knowledgeable to produce various baked and patisserie products including breads, cakes and cake decoration and chocolate confectionanes. Advantage of this short course includes sessions concluding with a group tasting and a critique of the day's work by the chef-instructor. 

For inquiries on CCA Manila and its various programs and short courses, call 02 2188566 or 0917-5059370, email: or visit website:

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