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Baking and Pastry Arts Management

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Program Code: 14161 Credential: Diploma Program Length: 4 semesters
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Program Overview

Humber’s Baking and Pastry Arts Management two-year diploma program will prepare you for a dynamic career in the hospitality industry. Learn how to create impressive and delicious baked goods and confections in our state-of-the-art labs, such as:

  • chocolate sculptures
  • decorative cakes
  • tarts and pastries
  • plated desserts
  • artisanal breads and breakfast pastries
  • petit fours
  • ice creams, gelatos and sorbets
  • blown, pulled and cast sugar pieces
  • large quantity production

During the first year of the program, you will learn the fundamentals of baking and pastry and develop valuable skills, creating baking and pastry delicacies that are both delicious and professional.  During your second year, you will learn the more complex and artistic elements of the trade including confectionery arts and chocolate work - both traditional and contemporary techniques. Throughout both years, you will learn about safety and sanitation, time management and organization, professionalism, and teamwork. In every course, you will learn about the opportunities within this specialized field, including international trends and innovative applications.

This program will also give you in-depth knowledge about bakery management and entrepreneurship, career readiness, computers and technology in the hospitality industry, as well as general education and communications courses.

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.


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Work Placement

Qualified students will complete an unpaid work placement in the baking and pastry industry in the Greater Toronto Area. Students will also be able to apply for placements across Canada and Europe, which have jump-started many successful careers.

The Humber Advantage

State-Of-The-Art Labs

Our seven on-campus kitchen labs comprise the most modern facilities in the world. Among them are the award-winning culinary demonstration theatre and kitchen lab, induction cooking labs with high-tech exhaust and theatre-style seating and cooking demonstration area.

Student Experience

First year consists of pastry fundamentals, food costing and dessert menu management. In second year, students learn traditional and contemporary techniques as well as emerging opportunities, international trends and applications used in the industry.

Competitions

Students will have the opportunity to participate in competitions such as Culinary Olympics, Iron Chef, Nestle Food Truck Recipe Competition and chocolate sculpting to showcase culinary expertise.

Student Testimonial

"Winning this competition has opened so many doors for me." Tina Pistarelli, Nestlé Professional Minor's Food Truck Challenge winner

Skills Canada Competition

rubyCongratulations to Baking & Pastry Arts Management student Ruby Nguyen, who placed fourth overall at the Skill Canada Competitions.

Uniform Orders

Select your uniform for this program.


Thank You!

We are grateful to our corporate donors for their generous support of the Baking and Pastry Arts Management program.

 

Nestle Logo   Woodbine Logo

 

Cacao Barry Logo     Callebaut logo     Kraft-Heinz logo     Lindt Logo  

 


Internship Partners

Baker Street

Branded Bites

Butter Avenue

Butter Baker

Cobs

Cosmic Treats

Glory Hole Doughnuts

Gusta Cooking Studio

Le Dolci

Patisserie VMarie

Patricia's Cakes

Rahier

Succulent

Sweet Gallery Bakery

The Rolling Pin


The Humber Experience

Baking Arts Skills Canada

Read how Baking and Pastry Arts Management student Stefanie Francavilla's hard work and dedication paid off as she took home the gold at Skills Canada!

Wagashi examples

Watch the video of Junichi Mitsubori, a wagashi master, to see a rare glimpse into the creation of traditional confectionery works of art.

baking video

Watch the video to find out why so many of our students love the Baking and Pastry Arts Management Program.

tabasco video

Watch the video to see our Baking and Pastry Arts Management students compete in the 2016 Tabasco Iron Chef Challenge

chefs prepping for the contest

Watch the video to see Humber students compete in the 2015 Nestlé Food Truck Recipe Challenge

Callebaut Chocolate Competition1 video

Watch the video to see a Humber student showcase her sculpture made entirely of chocolate at the Callebaut Chocolate Competition

Callebaut Chocolate Competition2 video

Watch the video to see the conclusion of our two-part Callebaut Chocolate Competition series


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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.

Students may also be eligible to apply for our annual short duration experiential trips. These faculty led study abroad trips are confirmed in the fall semester and are approximately two weeks in length. Qualified students in this program may apply to participate in experiential learning trips to the Mediterranean/Italy where students have a hands-on experience in food culture and lifestyle of the Mediterranean. 

These trips vary each year and are subject to availability and eligibility requirements. Additional fees apply.

Your Career

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

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS)

Qualified students have the opportunity to earn Food Safety and Sanitation Certification (TrainCan – BASICS.fst®) as part of the program. Humber’s culinary, pastry and culinary apprenticeship programs have been awarded the Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program, an international recognition from the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS), for meeting or exceeding the WACS standards of quality culinary education.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
January 2021 North Open Waitlisted
September 2021 North Open Open
January 2022 North Open Open
Current students can order extra uniform items by emailing grace.regala@humber.ca to arrange payment and curbside pick-up.

Hospitality & Tourism Success Stories

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $5,273.82
  • international: $15,874.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

$100 – safety shoes; $400 – knife and tool kit; $350 – textbooks, manuals (for two semesters). 

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Bachelor of Management

Students who complete a 2 year diploma at Humber will be granted 60 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program at Davenport University. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (approximately two years of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 2 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Applied Management

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the four-year Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John. 

Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business. 

For more information please contact: admissions@unb.ca.

Please note:  Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Susan Joseph program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 2747
susan.joseph@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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