These are a few of the courses you can take in the Baking & Pastry Specialist program.
Intro to Baking & Pastry
This introductory course covers the basic theory and fundamental skills used throughout the professional bakeshop and the production of high-quality products. Topics covered include the use of hand tools and equipment found in a bakeshop, as well as the exploration of baking and pastry ingredients and their functions. Students will explore and practice fundamental techniques such as creaming, blending, foaming, meringues, pre-cooked, cut-in, lamination, straight dough, custards, frozen desserts, chocolates, and sauces with an emphasis on fundamental production techniques. Students will also taste, evaluate, and present their products in class and through retail production.
Bakery Management introduces students to the basic elements of operating a retail bakery. Topics will include start up considerations, Human Resources Management, Training, Bakery Operations, and Systems Development.
Advanced Baking & Pastry
This course will build upon the skills and knowledge you have developed during your introduction courses in the Baking and Pastry Program. Throughout this course you will apply advanced baking and pastry techniques in the operation of a restaurant open to the public, retail bakery, as well as developing new skills and understanding in banquets and catering, bakery management, and human resource management. During this course your class will have the opportunity to develop a retail concept.