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Diploma in Baking and Pastry Arts Management

Humber College’s Baking and Pastry Arts Management diploma program, taught in our state-of-the-art baking and pastry labs, is designed to propel you into a career in the baking and pastry industry.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: September 2020
Tuition Fee: CAD 7,496 per semester
Location: North Campus (Toronto, Canada)

Learn how to make impressive confectionery creations such as:

  • chocolate sculptures
  • wedding and specialty cakes
  • tarts and pastries
  • plated desserts
  • artisan breads and breakfast pastries
  • petit fours
  • ice cream, gelato and sorbets
  • blown, pulled and cast sugar pieces
  • large quantity production

You will gain hands-on experience working in various settings, individually and as a team member, creating baking and pastry delicacies.

The first year of the Humber College’s Baking and Pastry Arts Management diploma program consists of foundational courses while in second year, you begin in-depth training in baking and pastry arts. You will learn the foundation of traditional and contemporary techniques in baking and pastry arts management exploring measurements, safety and sanitation, and various types of dough. As well, you’ll study the emerging opportunities of this specialized field, international trends and applications used in the industry.

Areas of study in the program also include courses in business and career management, entrepreneurship, and computer applications for the food-service industry, as well as general education and communications courses.

Study Abroad

Qualified students in this program may have a unique opportunity to complete their fourth semester in Italy. This eight week academic program offers our students a meaningful and challenging experience in baking and pastry arts from an international perspective and is offered in partnership with APICIUS International School of Hospitality at the Florence University of Arts. Students are enrolled at Humber and pay an additional program fee for this Semester 4 optional program. The work placement is also completed in this final semester.

Courses include:

  • Baking Ingredients and Practical Applications
  • Bread Making
  • Cookies and Cake Production
  • Cafe Kitchen Techniques
  • Succeed for Culinary & Baking Students
  • Food Service Safety and Sanitation
  • Business and Career Management
  • College Reading and Writing Skills

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Our program will provide you with advanced baking and pastry training, as well as management skills required to operate a successful business. Our graduates also find employment as bakers and pastry chefs nationally and internationally in a variety of settings including:

  • fine dining restaurants
  • hotels
  • cruise ships
  • baking suppliers
  • boutique outlets
  • research and development

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