Under the guidance of top baking professionals, you will develop core skills and unleash your creativity in a wide range of specialized areas, including:
- chocolate and confections
- wedding cakes
- modern bakery cafe
- tarts and pastries
- plated desserts
- artisan breads and breakfast pastries
- petits fours, laminated dough and viennoiseries
- ice cream and sorbets
- artisan sugar confections
These skills will make you a sought-after graduate in the world of high-end bakery and pastry arts. Your classroom work will include a series of case studies designed to develop and perfect your baking skills. You will also complete an industry externship, gaining practical experience that will give you a real career advantage.
On the business side, you will learn the key skills that are necessary to run a successful baking operation, including:
- business planning
- leadership and motivation
- sales and marketing
- product packaging, showcasing and distribution methods
Instruction in industry standards and practices regarding sanitation and production management is also included.
The schedule for the Baking and Pastry Arts Management program currently operates from Monday to Friday. Note, some classes may begin at 7 a.m. and others may run until 10 p.m.
Part Time Study Options
Do you work during the day? Are you looking for a flexible schedule or do you need to make up a course? Continuing Education offers the first year of this diploma in evening and weekend courses throughout the year. If you choose to take the first year of this program through Continuing Education, you are eligible to apply for advanced standing and enter into the second year of the full-time program.
For details, please visit coned.georgebrown.ca, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-415-5000, ext. 2517.
We believe in learning by doing and that is why all of our programs at CHCA have incorporated work integrated learning opportunities.
Your Field Study options
As part of the program, you will complete a unique industry externship. George Brown works with employers and industry partners to identify potential work experience opportunities. Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue self-directed industry
work experience opportunities they believe would provide the learning experiences they value and meet the learning outcomes of the program.
CHCA students can also participate in several short study abroad opportunities. Our options change often, but in recent years have included Peru, Europe, Spain, Costa Rica, India, Thailand and trips across Canada. Some trips are purely experiential learning,
while others provide you with the opportunity to receive credit for a course in your program.
This valuable work experience can be added to your resume. In addition to more formal on-the-job work experience, George Brown College endeavours to provide learning opportunities with real-world challenges and clients. Find out more about
field education at the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Research and design a variety of bakery, pastry and confectionary-related products that meet the needs of a range of food service environments.
- Produce and present a variety of bakery, pastry and confectionary-related products that meet the needs of a range of food service environments.
- Apply fundamental nutritional principles, including recipe modifications, to all aspects of baking production, with an awareness of potential allergens and dietary requirements.
- Apply effective kitchen management skills in order to responsibly use resources in a baking and pastry operation.
- Identify effective business practices, including marketing and cost control in the management of a pastry and baking operation.
- Identify human resource management practices as they relate to the hospitality industry.
- Develop ongoing personal strategies and plans to enhance hospitality leadership in a baking and pastry arts environment.
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