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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

Have you dreamed of a career in baking?  At Humber, our two-year Baking and Pastry Arts Management program offers exceptional instruction that is fun, creative and rewarding.  Our students are all smiles as they develop skills and experience in the bake labs, under the mentorship and guidance of pastry chef instructors from all around the world. 

Some of the amazing things you will create in the program are:

  • delicious desserts and confections
  • freshly-milled wholegrain breads
  • gluten-free and vegan baking
  • mouth-watering pastries, cookies and cakes
  • stunning showpieces and decorative cakes

The two-year diploma program prepares you for a career without limits. You will build crucial skills in hands-on baking, as well as learn how to produce and market your own baked goods. As one of the most engaged baking programs, we are always looking for ways to integrate visual and social media into our lab experiences, and discover ways to show off your baking to the world!  Our graduates have moved into the industry with confidence, and many have found success in surprising and innovative areas such as product development, food sales and marketing, and food styling.

Note: For students starting in September or January, there is a scheduled one semester break between second and third semester.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Plan, prepare and present a variety of bakery and pastry products that will meet the diverse needs of food service environments.

  2. Identify and produce baking and pastry that is consistent with the emerging trends in the industry.

  3. Create, produce and manage a full café menu including baking and pastry arts and related beverages.

  4. Apply marketing theories and concepts to a pastry and baking operation.

  5. 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.

  6. Supervise and manage staff according to accepted human resource management legislation and industry standards.

  7. 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.

  8. Apply fundamental nutritional principles to all aspects of food production.

  9. Apply cost control techniques to baking and pastry service operations.

  10. Develop strategies and plans to enhance leadership, entrepreneurship, and management in a baking and pastry area for the hospitality environment.

  11. Work effectively independently and as a member of a team in the baking industry.


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Work Placement

Qualified students will complete a work placement with one of our top industry partners.  Students can apply for placements anywhere in the world, and this opporunity has led to many satisfying, long-term careers.

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.

Skills Canada Competition

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

 

 

Student Testimonial

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

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.

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, offer 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

In June 2021, CHCH Morning Live visited the Humber culinary labs, watch the clip.

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 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

Success can be delicious, and the Baking and Pastry Arts Management program has given many graduates the key to a career that opens doors around the world.  Students in the program can pursue their dreams by:

  • building online businesses and portfolios
  • creating and marketing new bakery products
  • decorating and designing stunning wedding cakes
  • opening dynamic bakeries and pastry shops
  • working for leading hotels, golf clubs and banquet halls

By educating students about industry standards and trends, as well as allowing them to express their artistic strengths and creativity, Humber prepares graduates for success in whatever career they choose.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS)

The program is recognized by the World Association of Chef's Societies (WACS) for meeting or exceeding the WACS standards of quality culinary education and has been awarded the Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program.

Food Safety and Sanitation Certification

Qualified students have the opportunity to earn Food Safety and Sanitation Certification (TrainCan – BASICS.fst®) as part of the program.

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
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January 2023 North Open
Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
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September 2023 North Opening Soon
January 2024 North Opening Soon
Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
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January 2023 North Closed
Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
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September 2023 North Opening Soon
January 2024 North Opening Soon

Baking and Pastry Arts Management: Turn a Passion for Baking into a Career

Watch the video to learn about the Humber Baking and Pastry Arts Management program and how it is geared to any person, or individual, that has a passion for baking. Our world-renowned faculty will teach the rest.

Current students can order extra uniform items by emailing grace.regala@humber.ca to arrange payment and curbside pick-up.


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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 all listed course requirements.

    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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Equipment & Device Requirements

All Semesters

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H Intel i7-9750H= or higher
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 8 GB of RAM 32 GB of RAM
Storage 256 GB SSD 512 GB SSD
Monitor Laptop computer (not a notebook such as a Chromebook or a tablet) recently purchased; last 18 months Laptop computer (not a notebook such as a Chromebook or a tablet) recently purchased; last 18 months
Other Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Built-in microphone and webcam Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Built-in microphone and webcam, Built-in Ethernet port (strongly recommended), Long battery life (strongly recommended)

Contact Information

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

Fees

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $5,753.06
  • international: $16,394.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

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

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

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

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Contact Information

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

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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