Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
1How is this Academy an International Pastry School?
Our team of chefs is the largest and strongest pastry chef’s team in entire Asia and Middle East. Our Program are designed to ensure you learn all form and components of pastry, Bakery, chocolate, displays and artistic form. The professional set up and training makes it a truly International pastry school.
2How do I enroll in the Academy of Pastry Arts Malaysia? What are the entry requirements?
To enroll, please fill in the online registration form and submit it, our staff at the academy will contact you soonest possible. Otherwise, you can also schedule an appointment with the Academy, meet our admission officer and personally register yourself at the academy. The minimum age is 16 years unless stated differently. There is no maximum age limit. We can organize classes for children, on a special request basis. You should have at least a Secondary School Education, and a good command of English, since the medium of instruction is English.
3How is Academy of Pastry Arts Malaysia different from any other Malaysian college or institute offering pastry courses?
At the Academy of Pastry Arts Malaysia we boast an International team of Pastry Chefs. We emphasize on a unique teaching and learning environment, with smaller classes (1 instructor : 12 students) and a more hands on approach (80% practical + 20% theory) . We are one of the few institutes in Malaysia that focuses on French and European pastry as anchors for our pastry school. We use fine quality ingredients that are internationally sourced and our kitchen facilities that prioritizes the needs of our students. We also collaborate with the prestigious ENSP pastry school in France, whereby you can receive an advanced 8 weeks International training at the school, followed by 4 weeks of internship in a reputable bakery or pastry shop upon completion of the 9 month advanced diploma course.
4What is the difference between the 9 months, 6 months and 3 months program in Pastry & Bakery Arts?
Basically, the intensity and level of learning increases as you progress through the programs (3 months + 3 months + 3 months). The 3 months course will award students with a Basic Certificate. While completing the 6 months program students are awarded a Diploma in Patisserie (awarded by City & Guilds). After 9 months, students will be granted the Advanced Diploma in Patisserie (awarded by City & Guilds). Students can opt to start with the 3 months certificate program first. Upon completion, students can continue for another 3 months and reach the Diploma level. After completing the 6 months diploma program, students can continue on for another 3 months and be awarded with the Advanced Diploma. The 9 months Program is advised for students who wish to enter and pursue a career as a pastry chef at 5-star hotels and restaurants establishments. On the other hand, if you are keen to start an own business in Pastry & Bakery the 3 months or 6 months Program is sufficient to give you a head start to a successful business. Students with a background in Culinary Arts who wish to pursue their interest in pastry and baking, can join for a 3 months program and progress further to master their skills in this area.
5How many students do you have in a class?
There will be maximum 12 students in a class at any given time. This way we can ensure our instructors give you the best guidance and supervision in accordance to your personal needs.
6Will I work individually or in a group?
Depending on the topic there will be recipes you work on by yourself or work in a teams.
7How does a normal day in the Academy of Pastry Arts Malaysia look like?
Your entire schedule is pre-planned on a monthly and weekly basis. You will know what you will be doing next week. Your class starts at 9am, with a short morning briefing, after which you will be able to watch the instructing pastry chef demonstrating what needs to be done. In the meanwhile the kitchen assistants will do the “mis en place” for you. Later you will be making the same products on your own tables under the instructing chef’s guidance. Depending on your schedule, you will be making one or more products daily. Class ends at 4.30pm and you are responsible for cleaning up after yourself. At 5pm your day at the Academy comes to an end.
8Will I do more practical or more theory training?
Although at the Academy of Pastry Arts Malaysia we focus on hands-on teaching, theory does play an important part in your training. Therefore 80% of your time will be in the kitchen training hands-on and 20% in the classroom learning the theory basics.
9Does the Academy of Pastry Arts Malaysia offer job placement and internship assistance?
Yes, the Academy will assist our full-time students’ job and internship applications by introducing them through the right channels. We have assisted recent graduates in securing job placements and internships at well-renowned establishments such as Mandarin Oriental, Le Meridian, Grand Hyatt, Impiana and bakeries such as Just Heavenly.
10Where should I stay when I attend a small course for 1-2 days or plan to visit the school for admission inquiry?
There is a 5-star hotel, a business hotel and a budget hotel within walking distance of the Academy. The Academy has the necessary resources to help you book your accommodation.
11Do you have parking facilities in the Academy compound?
There is basement parking available on an hourly and monthly basis. There is also a public parking within walking distance of the Academy.
12Where else can I find more information about Academy?
You can have a look on Facebook and join following groups and Pages. These Pages and groups are to give you more causal information about Academy :