I've just been accepted to the Johnson and Wales Garnish Your Degree program for culinary arts. It's for people that already have a bachelors degree and want a culinary education. I've been changing my mind a lot between culinary and baking and pastry. I'm interested in both and am looking for advice from people who have had similar experiences. I like the science aspect of baking and pastry and it seems like it would be a little more relaxed professionally. But I like savory food better and like the art aspect of culinary.
Because of the general education credits from my bachelors degree, both the culinary and baking and pastry programs will only take one year to complete. (3 semesters of class and lab, 1 semester of an internship) However, the culinary program starts in March, while I'd have to wait until next fall to do the baking and pastry program. That's almost a year away and a huge disadvantage compared to the culinary program. Also, my bachelors degree is in business administration, and I feel that a culinary education would make me better suited for restaurant management down the road compared to baking and pastry. That could be total BS though, I'm just taking a guess at that. Any advice or personal experiences would be cool.