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Baking and Pastry Arts Management

Credential: Diploma Program Code: 14161 Length: 4 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

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



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


Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthClosedClosed
January 2018NorthOpenClosed
September 2018NorthOpenOpen
January 2019NorthOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters was:

  • domestic: $5,145.56
  • international: $14,671.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

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

Fees by Semester 


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Humber Diploma Pathways

Culinary Management 

Qualified graduates of the Baking and Pastry Arts Management program may be considered for admissions and may receive credit towards the first year of study. For more information, please contact your program coordinator.

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Program Contact(s)

Frances Hall, program support officer
416.675.6622 ext. 5526



International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

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Our Program

Humber’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. Learn how to make impressive confectionary 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.

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 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.

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.


Work Placement

Qualified students will complete an unpaid work placement in the baking and pastry industry in the Greater Toronto Area for seven weeks in the fourth semester (40 hours per week). You will also be able to apply for placements across Canada and Europe, which have jump-started many successful careers.

The Humber Experience

baking video

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

Competition Experience

baking and Pastry program video

Watch the video to what students in the program have to say

tabasco video

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

2015 Afternoon Tea Competition

Chocolate Equinox Event

Restaurants Canada Show

2015 Nestlé Food Truck Recipe Challenge

chefs prepping for the contest

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

Callebaut Chocolate Competition 1

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 Competition 2

Callebaut Chocolate Competition2 video

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

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.

Baking and Pastry Lab

Bake lab


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.

Study Globally

Baking student in Florence

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.

Students in Rome


Embark on a trip packed full of dinners, tastings, tours, seminars, workshops and sightseeing opportunities.

Peru Students


Visit a variety of breath-taking sites and take part in rewarding, physical challenges on this unforgettable, two-week adventure.

Students in Nunavut


Students are involved in volunteer projects based on their areas of interest and participate in unique local activities and excursions.

Meet the Faculty

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

Qualified students have the opportunity to earn food safety and sanitation certification (TrainCan – BASICS f.s.t.TM Food Safety and Sanitation Certification) as part of the program. 

Humber’s culinary, pastry and culinary apprenticeship 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 WACS standards of quality culinary education.

Additional requirements and/or costs 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.

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 lead 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. In addition, eligible students may apply to a study abroad experiential trip to Peru.

Qualified students in this program may also apply to a study abroad service learning trip to contribute to a global community. Past service learning trips were to Nunavut and Nicaragua.

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

Scholarships & Awards

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Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.

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