Pastry Chef Diploma

Studies to become a pastry chef

An intensive diploma to train yourself, become a pastry chef and develop in the professional pastry and confectionery sector. With a specialized program with which you will learn from the basics of the sweet world to all the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to become a pastry chef.

    November 2023

    2 months at Gasma

    On-site training

    Spanish. English support

    Internships: 2 months (optional)


    Castellón, Spain, Europe

    29 ECTS (credit system)

Who is the Pastry Chef Diploma for?

The university diplomas are designed with the practical side of the gastronomic sector in mind. Both the skills acquired in previous studies and professional experience are brought into play to respond to the needs of the labor market. These degrees are focused on achieving a specialization, a re-orientation of professional life or personal growth through global training.

If you do not have a university degree, but you do have professional experience in the sector, this is your opportunity to continue learning. This diploma concentrates in 3 months of classes all the knowledge to give a boost to your professional future.

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Objectives of the Pastry Chef Diploma

If your interest is to work in a professional bakery or to dedicate yourself professionally to the sweet world, this diploma will allow you to acquire the necessary knowledge to dedicate yourself to the world of pastry making. With it you will learn the most important techniques applied to the sweet world, from the basics to the most innovative ones. You will also learn about raw materials and their characteristics, as well as all the tools and machinery of the professional bakery world.

Content of the Diploma in Dessert Trend and Creativity

You will learn about the specific raw material of the sweet world: its organoleptic and physical-chemical properties in order to understand all the processes and transformations to which these products can be subjected.

In addition, you will become familiar with the terminology of the sector, the processes and organization that govern a bakery, the different types of installations and machinery to be able to perform with ease at a professional level.

  • Product
  • Food technology

The knowledge of pastry techniques is transversal to any item within the sweet world.

You will get a solid training from the basics that will allow you to build more complex technical knowledge. From the techniques applied to all types of doughs, creams, mousses to the tempering of chocolates.

  • Medium and high hydration masses
  • Pastry doughs
  • Dry and flaky doughs

A professional pastry chef needs to have a wide range of technical tools for the final success of his creations.

You will learn and apply different advanced techniques that govern the world of contemporary pastry and gastronomic desserts: a review of the techniques applied to crunchies, petit fours, chocolate and sugar decorations and restaurant desserts.

  • Tempering
  • Formulation
  • Individual pastries
  • Paints, finishes, molds

The diploma final project will allow you to put into practice all the knowledge acquired by presenting a personal gastronomic proposal, adapted to current market trends. This project is an exercise of integration of all the content received

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Tuition and fees

The deadline for applications will remain open until the training is fully booked (limited places). The program, dates, prices and teachers are subject to change. Gasma reserves the right to cancel the program if it considers that the requirements for a successful program are not met.

What does the registration fee include?


In the following drop-down menu you can check the prices of the current open call and the next available calls.

November 2023


2,000 € To reserve your place

First installment

1,700€ 30 days after the start of the course


3,700 €

International Fee

650 € *International students only (optional)

The deadline for applications will remain open until the training is fully booked (limited places).

Admission and enrollment process

To apply for admission to the degree, the process indicated in the following chart must be followed.


If you are already know which program you want to study with us, enrolling is very easy: you must fill out the admission form that you find on this page.

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application and we will contact you via email/call/whatsapp to proceed to the next phase of the process: the interview with the Admissions Committee.


Within 24 hours of receiving your application, you will be scheduled for a personal interview* with a member of the Gasma faculty or admissions team.

The purpose of the interview is to get to know the candidates, and to assess their knowledge of the industry and their aptitude for the program.

In this interview, we will provide you with all the documents you must provide to complete your application.


After the personal interview the Admissions Committee will evaluate your application.
Once your application has been evaluated, we will inform you of the result.


If you have been accepted… Congratulations! The admission process has been completed.

In order to secure your place, it is necessary to formalize the payment of the reservation.

Once the reservation has been paid, we will review with you again the necessary documentation for the management of your registration. Remember that, at this point, you should have sent us the following information: ID/Passport, Curriculum or Motivation Letter and Required academic documentation (if necessary).

* If you are unable to attend in person, the interview can also be conducted via Skype.

Career opportunities

The world of gastronomy has a markedly interdisciplinary character. There is a wide variety of activities linked to the gastronomic and culinary sector, developing different professional profiles. Among others:

Frequently Asked Questions

Our international student body continues to grow. We have students of more than 75 nationalities. European students do not need a visa to study in Spain. On the other hand, non-European students must obtain the corresponding visa that includes the authorization to stay in the country.
Students from certain countries are exempt from obtaining a visa as long as their stay in Spain does not exceed three months.
The visa will be requested and issued at the Spanish Consular Offices abroad. Once in Spain, Gasma offers non-EU students the optional International Fee service: with it, they can apply for the foreign student card through the Immigration Office or the corresponding police station within one month of their arrival.

To make your stay easier and more comfortable during your studies, Gasma has agreements with various organizations to provide our students with nearby housing options. In advance of your arrival you will be able to choose and book your accommodation in an apartment, student residence, etc. Contact our admissions department to clarify any doubts regarding this issue.

All our masters and diplomas have a teaching staff composed of professionals with extensive experience and teaching skills.
The organizational structure of our programs is composed of an academic coordinator who is joined by other expert professors from the different training areas of each degree to complete the teaching panel.
Dependiendo del título, cada módulo de contenido cuenta con la participación de expertos conocedores del mismo: desde chefs, expertos en tecnología de los alimentos, nutricionistas, productores, expertos en negocios culinarios, gerentes, emprendedores, Pastry chefs, sumillers y expertos en sala…Todos ellos forman parte de nuestro Culinary Team y compartirán su visión sobre la gastronomía.

No. The Diploma in Sweet World Technique does not include external internships as it is an intensive course with continuous evaluation. The methodology of our programs is practical and participatory. This approach is what makes us unique: we move away from purely demonstrative classes and invite students to step forward and participate in them: cooking alongside the best, learning successful models from the experience of the best professionals. You don’t just observe, you learn by doing.

Do you need help with the arrangements prior to your arrival in Spain as an international student? Don’t worry, our International Admissions Office has put together this package of exclusive services that will smooth the way for you. You’ll see how easy it is to settle into your new home!

This service, completely optional for international students, includes help in finding accommodation, assistance in the management of residence documents, free pick-up and first night’s accommodation upon arrival in Spain, tourist, leisure and cultural information to make the most of your stay, a transportation card for your first trips around the city and the processing of a prepaid SIM card that will allow you to talk and surf the Internet from the first moment you arrive.

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