Following are some of the top pastry chef and baking schools:
California Culinary Academy - It is one of the West's first culinary arts schools. The culinary programs are designed to prepare students for professional opportunities in the international culinary, pâtisserie and baking, and hospitality industries.
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago - Le Cordon Bleu is proud to have professional affiliation and memberships with many well known culinary, food service, hospitality and educational organizations, such as The American Institute of Wine & Food; Women Chefs & Restaurateurs; Research Chefs Association; The James Beard Foundation; etc.
Kendall College - Kendall College School of Culinary Arts offers a range of academic programs including the B.A. in Culinary Arts; A.A.S. in Culinary Arts; Accelerated A.A.S. in Culinary Arts; A.A.S. in Baking & Pastry; Baking & Pastry Certificate; Personal Chef & Catering Certificate; Professional Cookery Certificate.
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland (formerly Western Culinary Institute) - It offers programs to prepare students for opportunities in the culinary arts, pastry and baking, and hospitality industries. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland offers hands-on training under the direction of professionals who teach in the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts and Le Cordon Bleu Pâtisserie and Baking Programs.
The Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts - Students can join either The Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts' Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management Program or Pastry Arts Program. Candidates will learn to combine skill and detail to create extraordinary, delicious works of art.
The Culinary Institute of America - The Institute is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. CIA is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
The French Culinary Institute - The Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). It is highly regarded as one of the most prestigious culinary schools in the world. Scholarships, loans, and grants are available.
* Suggested Reading:
Top Culinary Cooking School Ranking
Top Culinary Schools in New York
World of University Ranking and League Table
In UK there are some university league tables published every year by The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. In Australia the Good Universities Guide rating is a very useful handbook for anyone choosing a tertiary institution. For more information please see University Ranking by Country.