CCA Manila highlights Baking Programs with “A Piece of Cake” Book Launch


The country’s top culinary school, the Center for Culinary Arts (CCA Manila) is maintaining its reputation as a pioneer and innovator in the culinary academic field. To highlight its baking programs and short courses, CCA Manila has invited Chefs Miko Aspiras and Aileen Anastacio for the secondary launch of their much sought-after book “A Piece of Cake”.


Formally launched last April, the secondary launch aims to show and introduce CCA Manila students and guests the sweet creations of the two up and coming pastry chefs. They collaborated on this book project which took them two years to finish, which featured dozens of pastry and cake recipes that can be recreated in one’s own home.


With business and careers in baking and pastry arts booming all over the world, CCA Manila is offering the “Certificate in Baking and Pastry Arts Course”, a program designed to provide students with a strong foundation on baking and pastry arts, supplemented by management competencies.


The program includes food safety, knife skills, baking math, green chefmanship, nutrition, preparation, and serving of coffee, among others. In the one-yearprogram, studentswill also be introduced to the operations of a bakeshop, patisserie, and cafe. For those who are really interested to enter the baking and pastry field but do not have much time in their hands, they can choose instead to enroll in CCA Manila’s “Fundamentals in Baking and Pastry Arts Course.”


This is a 13-day comprehensive hands-on program, which will introduce students to the essential skills and give them knowledge on food safety, baking math, green chefmanship, baking techniques, and methods. There is also an intensive application of principles and techniques allowing students to become knowledgeable to produce various baked and patisserie products including breads, cakes, and cake decoration and chocolate confectioneries. Advantage of this short course includes sessions concluding with a group tasting a a critique of the day’s work by the chef-instructor.


For inquiries on CCA Manila and its various programs and short courses, call (02) 218 8566 or (0917) 505 9370, e-mail: or visit website:


Stay hungry,


Nathaniel C. Uy


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