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The Studies on confectionary and bakery at ANKO Academy in Kos & Rhodes aim at the creation of Pastry Chefs with complete professional abilities, knowledge and skills.

The students attend both theoretical and laboratory courses and prepare all kinds of sweets and desserts. They perform with accuracy recipes of traditional and modern confectionery. Comparative advantage of the No 1 Tourism School is that the program aims at the continuous research and development of new signature recipes


A graduate of this department enriches and completes his abilities with knowledge on dietetics, food chemistry, hygiene and safety. While basic core lessons such as economic theory, facilities and equipment, commodity control, raw materials, costing and Legislation compose the administrative profile of the Professional Pastry Chef who can create his own business.

Practical lessons take place at the state-of-the-art confectionary-bakery laboratories of Anko Tourism Academy in Kos and Rhodes.

Career Prospects

The graduate can work at Pastry and Bakery Businesses, luxury hotels, cruise ships, or create his own business.

Duration of Studies

The attendance is of 2 years. Each year consists of 2 semesters. The courses start in October and end in May. Internship is compulsory unless the student has insurance stamps in the industry.

Curriculum courses

  • Principles of Economics
  • French Terminology
  • Confectionery-Bakery Equipment
  • Supplies control
  • Raw Materials and Confectionery-Bakery products
  • Confectionery Art
  • Traditional Pastry - International Sweets - Contemporary *
  • Research - Development and Creation of New Recipes *
  • Basic Molecular Confectionery Techniques *
  • Bakery Art
  • Bakery for specific diets (gluten-free, etc.) *
  • Hygiene and Safety
  • Cost Control
  • Quality Management Systems (Haccp)
  • Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Principles of Food Industry Legislation
  • English Terminology
  • Decorative Pastry Art with Sugar Paste*
  • Cooking*

Courses with an asterisk (*) are extra lessons from the program of the Ministry of Education, which the Anko Tourism Academy offers for completing education according to new trends.

Additional benefits for students of IEK ΑΝΚΟ

1. Specialized seminars and educational visits to hotels and other tourism bodies
2. Learning 4 Foreign Languages (English, French, German, Italian)
3. Gift 2 e learning programs: Restaurant Breads, Brunch (worth 260€)
4. Anko Member Card - Privilege Network: With the use of the card, our students have a number of privileges in products and services. From clothing to food and book purchases to film screenings, this is the list of partner companies.
5. Special tuition fees in: Single-parent families, vulnerable social groups, repeat students, depending on the period of enrolments, available positions and social criteria.
6. Our students have continuous support from the career office and even after graduation from the School.
7. Bachelor in collaboration with top Universities abroad (Bournemouth University - UK, Vatel International Hospitality School - Nimes France, BHMS Business & Hotel Management School - Lucerne Switzerland)

Potential Candidates

A prerequisite for participation is to want to become a Confectioner - Baker, to like teamwork, to have artistic mood and imagination.
They should have team spirit and love the collaboration.
If you do not have a High School Certificate you can attend the intensive courses program without any prerequisite. See the program here.
There is no age limit.
No foreign language diploma is required.


During the semester, mid-term and final examinations are carried out. Upon successful completion of the study at IEK ANKO, graduates obtain a Certificate of Vocational Training, which is a secure investment for their professional career and development.

Other information

The studies at the IEK Confectionery-Bakery of Anko Tourism Academy in Kos and Rhodes are a unique experience that will fascinate you. The curriculum, the facilities, the first grade materials, the distinguished professors of high standing, the extra activities, the training sessions and the educational visits, the interest and the essential care of the school for finding a job for each student separately are some of the comparative advantages of the No 1 Tourism School of the Dodecanese.

Supporting Documents

1. ID (for foreigners a residence permit is required)
2. TIN Nb
3. Color ID Photos (2)
4. Color ID Photos for a Student Pass (2, optional)
5. Health certificate
6. Title of studies (Lyceum, baccalaureate, or TEE)

CAUTION! A degree is not required for the intensive courses at the Center for Lifelong Learning

7. Social Security number (AMKA)
8. Certificate from the Social Insurance Organization or equivalent Public Service stating past employment (optional if available)
9. Family Status Certificate