Humber’s Baker Apprenticeship certificate program provides the fundamentals of costing, nutrition, baking, bread making, ingredients and practical applications, cake and cookie production, decoration and design, confectionary techniques, purchasing, and product management. Our program is a balance of theory and practical classes to set you up for a successful career. The apprenticeship component allows you to study and work at the same time – earn while you learn.
Humber is home to the Ontario Cook Apprenticeship Training Centre, the largest training centre for cook and baker apprentices in the province. Humber’s apprenticeship curriculum is innovative while following the standards set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).
Note: This program follows professional industry standards for decorum, uniform, hygiene and personal presentation. Practical courses, which take place in a lab, have strict uniform and attendance standards and policies that are mandatory for successful completion of the course.
Apprenticeships are not available to international applicants.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Plan, prepare and present a variety of bakery and pastry products that will meet the diverse needs of food service environments.
Identify and produce baking and pastry that is consistent with the emerging trends in the industry.
Create, produce and manage a full café menu including baking and pastry arts and related beverages.
Apply marketing theories and concepts to a pastry and baking operation.
Support the goals of the pastry and baking operation and the responsible use of its resources through the application of kitchen management skills and knowledge.
Supervise and manage staff according to accepted human resource management legislation and industry standards.
Contribute to the provision of a healthy, safe and well maintained food environment, and to the service of baking and pastry products that are free from harmful bacteria, and other contaminants, with an awareness of potential allergens.
Apply fundamental nutritional principles to all aspects of food production.
Apply cost control techniques to baking and pastry service operations.
Develop strategies and plans to enhance leadership, entrepreneurship, and management in a baking and pastry area for the hospitality environment.
Work effectively independently and as a member of a team in the baking industry.
There are many ways for passionate aspiring chefs to enter the fast-paced culinary industry. The opportunity to become an apprentice and "earn while you learn" is one of them.
Recently, chef and culinary instructor Michael Teune sat down with Restaurants Canada to discuss apprenticeships in the culinary industry and the benefits for aspiring chefs, restaurant employees, employers and the culinary industry as a whole.
Humber is the home of the Canadian Centre of Culinary Arts & Science, Canada’s leading centre of excellence in culinary education, apprenticeship training and culinary research and development.
The demand for passionate, well-trained pastry chefs around the world is constant, and with more than 7,000 restaurants reflecting a wide variety of cultures and cuisines, Toronto is the ideal place to launch your culinary and baking career.
The baking skills you’ll gain at Humber will put you in high demand. Potential job locations include hotels, restaurants, clubs, resorts, hospitals, corporate settings and more.
If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you’ll be inspired by the variety of establishments you can own. Food service is a constantly evolving industry that has never been more in the spotlight, and our baker apprenticeship program is your gateway.
World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS)
Humber’s culinary and pastry programs have been awarded international recognition from the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS). Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program for meeting or exceeding the standards of quality culinary education. This program is approved by WACS for Fast Track Certification for the World Chefs Commis Chef Level.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
Watch the video to see how Humber students competed in the Nestle Professional Maggi & Minors Food Truck Challenge.
Hospitality & Tourism Success Stories
Humber Students Serve Up Delicious Food at The Thistletown Collegiate Institute Garden Party
Wed, October 02, 2019
On September 22, over 300 people enjoyed food prepared by 20 GTA chefs at the 3rd annual Thistletown Collegiate Institute Garden Party.
Humber Addresses Best Practices for Recruiting Talent At Choice Hotels Canada's Regional Meeting
Mon, September 30, 2019
On September 19, Humber was invited to speak at Choice Hotels Canada’s Regional Meeting hosted at The Globe & Mail Centre – Toronto.
Fourth Cohort of the GTHA-Humber Hotel Management Leadership Program Graduates
Mon, September 30, 2019
The evening of September 19 was filled with celebrations as the GTHA/Humber Hotel Management Leadership Program students attended their graduation.
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Faculty of Business Events
Faculty of Business - Fall Career Fair
Tue, October 29, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
We are excited to invite you to our Faculty of Business Career Fair
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Wed, November 06, 2019
Thu, November 07, 2019
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