My wife will be doing the Pastry Arts program at Culinary School of the Rockies in October (as long as she get accepted).
I took a home class there a few years back. It was their Chocolate Extravaganza class. Three years later, we are one year into our own chocolate business and our next step is to open a chocolate café here in Fort Collins so one of us need some real pastry education.
My wife currently works at Whole Foods Market in the bakery and one of her co-workers went through the program and loved it.
We went to the open house they had two weeks ago and got to meet the staff and Chef Elizabeth the pastry instructor.
It does seem a little high, but wen you think about it, you are getting uniforms, books, knives, ingredients for 23 days, plus you put on a graduation pastry buffet for all your friends and family. Classes are limited to 12 with two instructors.
I don't know, my wife and I just get a good vibe from there.... Hope this helps.
Edited by patsikes, 21 April 2006 - 09:31 AM.