Name of School: Academy of Pastry Arts
Brief History: Founded in 2010 in the heart of Petaling Jaya in Malaysia by Niklesh Sharma, The Academy of Pastry Arts Malaysia is known as one of the Finest Pastry School in Asia. It has centers in Malaysia, India, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore:
– Malaysia (2010)
– Philippines (2015)
- New Delhi (2015)
- Bangalore (2017)
- Mumbai (2018)
– Indonesia (2018)
– Singapore (opening 2019)
It trains students, Pastry Teachers, and Professionals from more than 35 countries through their full-time program, master classes, and pastry forums, while the main focus in the Academy is a specialized, structured training to full time students. In addition, it has expanded their services to on-site consultancy and workshops in Asia, Middle East, Europe, North Africa, and North and South America.
One of its main attractions is its teaching team, made up of renowned professionals such as Jean-François Arnaud and multiple award-winners (Asia Pastry Champion 2014, Asia Pastry Champion 2018, Best chocolate display in the world in Coupe du monde 2015, 2nd Mondial de Sucre 2016, 2nd Mondial de Sucre 2018).
In 2012, the Academy created the Asia Pastry Forum, one of the most anticipated annual pastry events that gathers some of the most international pastry chefs, chocolatiers, master bakers, and avant-garde chefs from around the world.
Location: No. 16, Jalan 51A / 223, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Brief description of its pastry program:
– 9 Month Full time Pastry Program
– 24 Days Intensive Pastry classes
– 2 weeks Professional program in Bakery
– 2 weeks Professional chocolatier Program
Other facilities: With an International Campus, it has more than 15 kitchens, a demonstration kitchen, lecture rooms, library, and students lounge.