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Baking and Pastry Arts Management

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Program Code: 14161
Credential: Diploma
Program Length: 4 semesters
Start Dates: January, September

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.

Humber Advantages

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Learning Labs

The new bake labs are fully accessible and AODA compliant. Students have access to:

  • a new 36 tray, dual mode, hybrid oven for real world experience in volume baking
  • specialty enhanced tools and equipment 
  • 2 stage Chocolate Enrobing machines
  • 100 qt dough mixer
  • blast freezers
  • televised chef's demos

Students have additional bake lab space and a student-run bakery and coffee shop that provides the opportunity to sell the baking students' class product to the Humber community. There will also be an area to showcase student work.

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Bake lab

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Student Competitions & Events

Students will have the opportunity to participate in internal and external competitions such as Skills Ontario, Kraft-Heinz Iron Chef, Humber Pastry Cup and more.

Skills Canada Competition

Stefanie FrancavillaCongratulations to Baking & Pastry Arts Management alumna Stefanie Francavilla. She recently competed in the IKA Culinary Olympics as part of the Junior Culinary Federation (CF) Team Canada, where her team won gold in two classifications. She was also the winner of both 2018 Skills Ontario and Skills Canada.

Worldskills Competition

Emma KilgannonHumber College graduate Emma Kilgannon is among the best in the world after winning bronze at the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition.

Humber College Students Shine Brightly on the National Stage at Skills Canada Competition

Two people smilingEmma Kilgannon and Andrian Movtchan won gold and silver, respectively, in Vancouver.

Kraft Heinz Iron Chef Competition

Winners of Kraft Heinz Iron Chef competition 2022Alongside participants from the Culinary Management and Culinary Skills programs, students in Baking and Pastry Arts Management have the opportunity to earn the title Iron Chef in the annual Kraft Heinz Iron Chef competition at Humber.

Humber Pastry Cup 2022

Pastry Cup thumbnailThe Humber Pastry Cup 2022 was a collaboration of students from the Baking and Pastry Arts program and students from Humber's Broadcast Television Videography program.

Prime Minster Trudeau Talks Sustainability with Humber Students

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking at HumberPrime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Humber’s North Campus on Tuesday and spent some time with students talking about sustainability and climate change.

Student Testimonial

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

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

Go Abroad

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Semester Abroad - Florence University of the Arts

This program is designed to offer students with a meaningful and challenging experience of culinary arts and baking & pastry from an international perspective. This opportunity is offered in Semester 4.

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Summer Abroad

Students in this program may be eligible for a credit through Summer Abroad in Croatia, Denmark, Finland, India, Japan, New Zealand, Peru or Vietnam.

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Placement Abroad

Students have the opportunity to complete program work placements in Canada or abroad. Students may also be eligible to receive a bursary from Humber.

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Faculty Led Study Tour

Students in this program may be eligible for short Faculty Led adventure in Italy. Taste of the Mediterranean is packed full of dinners, tastings, tours, seminars, workshops and sightseeing opportunities.

Thank You Donors!

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

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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.

Halloween themed blown glass sugar sculpture

Watch the video to see how Chef Kenneth Ku of Humber College creates a terrifying showpiece out of sugar.

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!

Uniform Orders

All students will need to purchase a uniform for this program. Place your order today by following the link below. Current students can order extra uniform items by emailing grace.regala@humber.ca to arrange payment and curbside pick-up.

Study Abroad

Students may 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 2023 - Aug 2024
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2023 North Open
January 2024 North Open
Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2023 North Open
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.


Humber Students Benefit from Five Centres of Innovation (COIs)

The Humber Centres of Innovation Network demonstrates our strong commitment to providing an experiential learning environment for students. Students and faculty work with industry partners on real-world challenges to prepare them to become the innovative and strategic problem-solvers of tomorrow. Come to Humber and experience interdisciplinary learning across five COIs.

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News Feed

Gothic High Tea Event Was a Hit

Gothic High Tea Event Was a Hit

Wed, January 11, 2023

A sold-out event organized by the Fashion Arts and Business and Baking and Pastry Arts Management students evoked some of the same grandeur from the era with a gothic, and chocolatey, twist.

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Baking and Pastry Management Students and Faculty Collaborate on an Innovative Chocolate Showpiece

Baking and Pastry Management Students and Faculty Collaborate on an Innovative Chocolate Showpiece

Thu, November 24, 2022

Students and Faculty from the Baking and Pastry Arts Management program recently collaborated with Animation and Design students and faculty from Media and Creative Arts.

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Humber College Alumna Emma Kilgannon Wins Bronze at Worldskills Competition

Humber College Alumna Emma Kilgannon Wins Bronze at Worldskills Competition

Wed, October 26, 2022

Humber College graduate Emma Kilgannon is among the best in the world after winning bronze at the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition.

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Web Development Students Collaborate With Bakery Management Students on Cross-Program Project

Web Development Students Collaborate With Bakery Management Students on Cross-Program Project

Tue, May 31, 2022

The Digital Business Management program worked with the Baking and Pastry Arts Management program during Winter 2022; a collaborative project between two courses in three different programs.

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Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

Domestic applicants can book a one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions representative.

International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

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

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Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

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, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

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

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Program Advising Appointments

Get help narrowing down your program options or book a one-on-one pre-enrolment advising appointment with one of our Recruitment Officers.

Transfer & Pathway Advising

Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

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 three 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 (PC)
4-core or higher 64bit (Mac)
Intel i7-9750H= or higher
OS Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
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)

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

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

Fees & Financial Aid

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; $472 – knife and tool kit; $350 – textbooks, manuals (for two semesters). 

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

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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