This is a list of the best baking schools in Nairobi. The list focuses on accredited training institutions that offer exceptional bakery and pastry courses aimed at equipping one with a broad set of skills to excel in the lucrative baking industry.
In no particular order, here is a list of the best baking schools in Nairobi.
1. Top Chefs Culinary Institute
The institute is recognised as a top-ranked international culinary arts school in Kenya. It operates a four-module calendar admitting full-time course students with two industrial attachments in training. It offers Diploma courses in pastry & bakery and short courses in culinary arts.
Location: 5th Floor, Parklands Plaza, Muthithi Road, Westlands.
Contacts: 0700 691 427, 020 374 0166.
Valentine School Of Cakes was opened on 1st December 2007. It has a selfless team that imparts unmatched skills to students who end up being irreproachable professionals. The school inculcates values of patience and commitment in the events of measuring and mixing, buttering and baking.
Location: Southern Building, Opposite Meridian Court Hotel, Ground Floor, Off Moi Avenue.
Contact: 0722 567 100.
Utalii College is a leading African hospitality and tourism training institution that was established 47 years ago. It offers short courses in cake making & decoration, pastry and bakery. The courses take a duration of one month at a cost of Kshs 50,000.
Location: Off Thika Road, Next to Kenya Utalii Hotel & Opposite Sir Yusuf Ali Sports Club.
Contacts: 0722 205 492, 0733 600 584.
4. Kilele School Of Cake Baking & Decorating
The school offers basic and advanced baking courses for those with dreams of venturing into the baking and culinary industry.
Location: Silva Plaza, Rongai.
Contact: 0722 607 991.
5. Terrian Pastry & Baking School
Terrian Baking School offers practical, individualised pastry and baking classes which are flexible to suit every individual’s needs.
Location: Pioneer Tom Mboya Building, Opposite Fire Station, 2nd Floor, Room 208.
Contact: 0707 110 675.
6. Amari Baking Centre
The school offers short baking and cake decoration courses, longer cake making and decoration classes, intermediate and advanced cake making and decoration courses. It offers face to face and online classes for those who can’t be able to attend physical classes.
Location: Ndwaru Road, off Naivasha Road, Riruta/Waithaka Area.
Contacts: 0701 796 688, 0791 384 890.
7. International Hotel & Tourism Institute
It is a hospitality training centre committed to excellence. It offers short courses in cookery and pastry, designed to provide one with a broad and flexible skill set that will enable you to adapt to a wide variety of career opportunities. The courses take a duration of one month.
Location: Nyeri Road, Kileleshwa.
Contacts: 0711 129 610, 0715 555 458.
It is a world class Swiss hotel management college seeking to educate and influence the next generation of hoteliers. It offers Diploma and Certificate courses in culinary arts, culinary operations, international cookery, pastry and bakery.
Contacts: 0719 050 550, 0719 050 540.
The school has produced a large number of successful students who are taking the baking industry by storm. They have intakes every month, with personalised classes with a maximum of 4 students per class for maximum attention to each student. Courses offered entail basic baking class, intermediate baking class, advanced baking class, kids holiday baking classes, bread and pastry baking class.
Location: Argwings Kodhek Road, Kilimani, Starwood Apartment Suite B2.
Contacts: 0715 533 144.
10. Kasarani Catering College
It is a modern learning institution that specialises in teaching hospitality courses such as pastry, cookery, hotel management, housekeeping, food and beverage management.
Location: Season Stage Kasarani, Opposite Overcomers Church.
Contact: 0721 429 839.