Pros: Supportive teaching staff, nice facilities,comprehensive curriculum, less expensive than other schools.
Cons: Long class hours, Chef instructor to student ratio
I am currently a student in the Pastry and Baking Program at South Seattle College. This college also has a thriving culinary program, wine school and offers a bachelors degree in hospitality. So far I have had a positive experience at South. The Pastry and Baking Program is a production based program, so we students are supplying breads, cookies and pastries for the school cafeteria, special events, weekly luncheons, coffee house and special orders from the general public. The pace can vary greatly depending on the production needs for the week, and when its slow we get to work on some special projects. The curriculum is broken down into a quarterly basis with a theory...(read more)