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Baking and Pastry courses in the Portland, OR area

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I'm going to be moving to the Portland area soon and I'm trying to find out if there is anywhere in the area that I can take some kind professional baking and pastry course. It could be a professioal school or not but I don't want a fullscale culinary program. I've contacted the Western Culinary Institute but haven't suceeded in getting any info out of them. Any input welcome.

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  1. Have you tried Oregon Culinary Institute:
    http://www.oregonculinaryinstitute.co...

    Under their "consumer courses" they have a 10-day baking class. But they don't seem to have an academic program exclusive to baking/pastry.

    1. At OCI, they will have a professional pastry program this spring. The 10 day baking class is one day a week and if the program isn't full, they sell them as individual classes. I took 3 of those classes this last set and they were a blast. They're not watered down and totally hands on. You get to take home everything you make. Really nice instructor too.

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      1. re: duckduck

        That sounds perfect! Thanx I'm checking out their site and schedule.