Acceptance Essay Baking and Pastery

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A. How do you expect your education at the Art Institute of California to help you attain your career goals? I want to become a gluten-free Pastry Chef, but first I need to learn the main baking and pastry skills. I believe that the Art Institute of California will help me build the foundation of my career because they offer an insightful educational experience with their variety of subject matter. Amongst these subjects, some I find most beneficial are Nutritional Science, Concepts & Theories of Culinary Techniques, Introduction to Pastry Techniques & Artistry, Advanced Patisserie & Display Cakes and Artisan Breads & Baking Production. Nutritional Science will give me the knowledge of the proper temperatures to keep different food, as well as nutritional facts about ingredients and seasonings. Concept & Theories of Culinary Techniques will teach me the differences between stocks, soups, sauces, vegetable cookery, starch cookery, meat, and poultry. Introduction to Pastry Techniques & Artistry will provide me with the hands-on experience of baking in a kitchen. Advanced Patisserie & Display Cakes will help me learn the art of plating my creations. And Artisan Breads & Baking Production will give me the foundations of bread baking. All of these skills are necessarily important to reach my goal of becoming the best gluten-free pastry chef.

B. What steps will you take to stay motivated, maintain a good standing and grade point average while pursuing your degree at the Art Institute of California? About half of my family, as well as myself, have a condition called Celiac Sprue, which is a gluten allergy. Many people are becoming aware that they have this allergy, and recently it was discovered that many products containing gluten are high in starch which could lead to weight gain or obesity. I believe this will encourage me to give 110% in all my classes. I plan on getting involved in tutoring and study...
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