Baker / Patissier Apprentice Program (H600)

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PROGRAM
Baker / Patissier Apprentice Program
CODE
H600
SCHOOL
Chef School
LOCATION
St. James Campus
DURATION
2 - 5 years
STARTING MONTH
Open enrolment
CREDENTIAL
George Brown College Certificate
YEAR OF STUDY
2017-2018
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
Our mission: the delivery of passionate and service-obsessed industry professionals for the urban hospitality and culinary experience. We are anchored in the heart of the Canadian hospitality and culinary industry but with global reach and influence. This is the place for discovering unmatched opportunities for exceptional graduates. Toronto is blessed with hundreds of great bakeries, patisseries, chocolate shops, hotels and catering companies, and they will be your classroom as you study to be a Baker/Patissier Apprentice at George Brown College.

Full Program Description

Description  

Cook Apprentice

Toronto is blessed with hundreds of great bakeries, patisseries, chocolate shops, hotels and catering companies, and they could be your classroom as you study to be a Baker/Patissier Apprentice at George Brown College.

Apprenticeship training is an agreement between a person wishing to learn a skill and an employer who can provide the environment for skills training. Administered by the Apprenticeship Client Services Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, an apprenticeship is the best way to continue your journey on a promising career path. Upon completion, apprentices return to industry more confident and with an updated skill set that prepares them for greater job opportunities.

If you already have practical experience as a baker or patissier, you can:

  • Build upon your work experience.
  • Experience hands-on training.
  • Learn the related theory in an innovative program that fits your work schedule.
  • Get the qualifications you need without taking a long-term absence from your job.

Baker/patissier apprentices learn a skilled occupation by combining in-school courses with paid on-the-job training.

There are three levels of in-school training (H600, H606 and H604) in our Baker/Patissier Apprenticeship program:

  • Level I: Learn fundamental baking theories and techniques, as well as essential industry employability skills such as communications and mathematics. The hands-on courses include Fermentation, Cookies, Pastry and Ingredients.
  • Level II: Build your advanced baking skills, as well as developing bakery management practices. The hands-on courses include Decoration, Cakes and Desserts.
  • Level III: Complete your in-school studies with hands-on practical courses to hone your skills as you work toward your goal of becoming a patissier. As well as reinforcing the skills learned in levels I and II, you will also experience Specialty Cakes, Petits Fours, Almond Paste, Gum Paste, Sugar Work and Chocolate.

You can earn your official Red Seal certification as a Baker/Patissier from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development by completing on-the-job and classroom training under the sponsorship of a registered employer.

Course Outline

Required Courses 

H600 BAKER APPRENTICESHIP – BASIC

Code Course Name
HOSF6161 Sanitation, Safety and Equipment
HOSF6162 Communications – Basic
HOSF6163 Calculations – Basic
HOSF6153 Basic Nutrition
HOSF6165 Ingredients
HOSF6166 Fermentation and Related Theory – Basic
HOSF6167 Fermentation and Related Application – Basic
HOSF6168 Cookies and Related Theory – Basic
HOSF6169 Cookies and Related Application – Basic
HOSF6170 Pastry and Related Theory
HOSF6171 Pastry and Related Application
HOSF6172 Bakery Formulas and Bake Shop Calculations Theory
HOSF6173 Bakery Formulas and Bake Shop Calculations Application

H606 BAKER APPRENTICESHIP – ADVANCED

Code Course Name
HOSF6181 Communications – Advanced
HOSF6182 Calculations – Advanced
HOSF6183 Bakery Management
HOSF6184 Fermentation and Related Theory – Advanced
HOSF6185 Fermentation and Related Application – Advanced
HOSF6186 Decorating and Related Theory
HOSF6187 Decorating and Related Application
HOSF6188 Cakes and Related Theory
HOSF6189 Cakes and Related Application
HOSF6190 Cookies and Related Theory – Advanced
HOSF6191 Cookies and Related Application – Advanced
HOSF6192 Pastry, Desserts and Related Theory
HOSF6193 Pastry, Desserts and Related Application

H604 PATISSIER APPRENTICESHIP

Code Course Name
HOSF6018 Specialty Cakes
HOSF6019 Pastries and Petits Fours
HOSF6020 Decorating
HOSF6021 Desserts
HOSF6022 Almond Paste
HOSF6023 Gum Paste
HOSF6024 Sugar Work
HOSF6025 Chocolate and Couverture
HOSF6026 Specialty Seasonal Products
HOSF6027 Wedding Cakes

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

George Brown College has an international reputation for producing talented and creative baking and pastry graduates who are working on the cutting edge of the industry all around the world. This program gives you all the preparation you need to write the exam for official Red Seal certification as a Baker/Patissier from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Once you pass the certification exam, you can begin a rewarding career in a commercial bakery, hotel, catering company, or one of a countless number of small bakeries, pastry stores and specialty shops. You can even combine the skills you’ve learned with your entrepreneurial spirit and start your own business.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$678.00 (Classroom fee)

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed is for one level of the program starting in fall 2016. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2017 and at later dates.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)
  • You must be registered as an apprentice with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development and have a registered employer sponsor.

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

Course Exemptions

Certain Ontario Academic Credit (OAC), college or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Many courses are also eligible for prior learning assessment, based on your previous education and experiential learning. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

How Do I Apply to the Program  

You must be registered as a Baker/Patissier apprentice with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development and have a registered employer sponsor. You must also have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with credits at or above the general level, or qualify for mature student status.

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Health Policy  

Students should be aware that various allergens including nuts, dairy and shellfish are routinely used in practical labs. Students should also note that George Brown College is sensitive to religious observances; however, while products purchased for production and consumption meet all provincial and federal regulations, they may not meet specific dietary laws related to Halal and Kosher foods.

Contact Us

Contact Us  

Contact Brenda Torrens, Program Co-ordinator, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at 416-415-5000, ext.3370.

E-mail: btorrens@georgebrown.ca or chefschool@georgebrown.ca

For admission requirements and fees, see your local Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (Apprenticeship) office. Visit the Toronto office at 625 Church St. or call 416-326-5800.
For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

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George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.

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