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Meet the Faculty: Ruth Hickey-Beatty


Adjunct Professor, Culinary Arts


Year Joined CCAC



Courses Currently Teaching

Introduction to Baking

Pastry Techniques


Most Memorable CCAC Experience

Each semester at CCAC has provided me with memorable experiences, but my favorite has been passing the baking and pastry passion on to a student who claimed to "HATE BAKING!"


Why I Teach What I Teach

I've worked as a pastry chef in our industry for most of my life. Pastry provided me with a long career as a pastry chef and remains a deep passion for me.

Teaching baking and pastry is very different from working in the industry. As an instructor, it is refreshing to share the knowledge I have, which isn't found in a textbook.

The science of baking is fascinating! New products and equipment are introduced, and techniques are always changing. These provide me with a challenge that I adore passing on to new bakers.


Something People Might Not Know About Me

I'm a huge advocate to keep our streets litter free! By example, I am passing this on to our grandkids.


Favorite Quote

"Love is grand!" (personal saying)