Baking and Pastry Arts Management Program (H113)

Program Description

Program Overview

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, George Brown puts you at the centre of the Baking and Pastry industry in Canada. Designed by leaders in the industry, this two-year program in Baking and Pastry Arts Management gives you the best of both worlds – advanced patisserie training and the management skills you need to operate a successful business.

Full Description

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
  • specialty cakes
  • modern bakery café
  • tarts and pastries
  • plated desserts
  • artisan bread and breakfast pastries
  • petits fours, laminated dough and viennoiseries
  • 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.

Program Schedule

The schedule for the Baking and Pastry Arts Management program currently operates from Monday to Friday. Note: some classes may begin as early as 7am, and others may end as late as 11p.m.

Applicants who start in September (Fall) will have a break during the Spring/Summer term (i.e., they will not be in classes).
Applicants who start in May (Spring) will have a break during the Winter term (i.e., they will not be in classes).

George Brown College Chef School Student Standards and Expectations

Note: George Brown College has adopted a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative. As a result, we no longer have computer lab classrooms. For classes that require computers, students will need to bring their own laptops. Our Library Learning Commons offers open access computers as well as equipment that can be borrowed on a short-term basis. For more information, please contact The Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at

Your Field Education 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 will provide the learning experiences they value and meet the program's learning outcomes.

This valuable work experience can be added to your resumé. In addition to more formal on-the-job work experience, George Brown College endeavours to provide learning opportunities with real-world challenges and customers.

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

George Brown College has an international reputation for producing talented and creative baking and pastry graduates who are working at the cutting edge of the industry all around the world. You can begin a rewarding career in a commercial bakery, hotel, catering company or one of the countless bakeries, specialty cake and pastry shops located all over the world. You can even combine the skills you’ve learned with your entrepreneurial spirit and start your own business.

Educational Pathways

As a graduate of any culinary or baking and pastry management program in Ontario (or one-year certificate program with one year of industry experience), you are eligible to apply for our Advanced French Patisserie postgraduate program (H413).

Alumni Impact

We are immensely proud of the contributions of our alumni in Toronto and around the globe.
From Michelin-starred restaurants to major construction, entertainment, community and financial organizations, our graduates are truly making an impact across a range of industries.

Latest alumni stories 

“I really enjoyed the quality of teaching from the instructors. Every day, I learned something new. The program gave me a solid background to build on.”

D’oyen Christie
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