March 27, 2015

Enjoy Your Favorite Pastries Before They’re All Gone

If you’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to treat yourself, it’s here.


The Culinary Institute of America has reopened it’s popular Bakery Cafe in pop-up form as part of the CIA’s bakery and pastry curriculum in San Antonio, TX. For a limited time, you can enjoy an array of delicious pastries and dishes, including the classics you’ve been missing since it closed it’s doors in 2013.


What distinguishes this pop-up from the former bakery is that it will be manned by eleven graduating bakery and pastry students rather than a chef. While they’ll be operating the bakery under the direction of chefs and instructors Alain Dubernard and Melissa Fritz, the final product is purely their own. During the 6-week program, they’ll rotate between kitchen and front end duties to give them the full experience of operating a bakery before they enter the real world.“Pastries are a bit like pharmacology,” explained Dubernard in an interview with San Antonio Magazine. “Everything has to be exact and you cannot mess up.” This exciting experience will teach them everything they need to know to hit the ground running, while also being able to serve their community.


The Bakery Cafe is open for business during weekdays from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., now through April 26 inside the Student Service Center, 312 Pearl Parkway at Pearl Brewery,

San Antonio, TX. Stop by to enjoy empanadas, mac and cheese, chocolate XS cakes, alfajores, scones and so much more, all with the satisfaction of knowing you’re helping a student complete their degree. For more information about the pop-up bakery, visit