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 confectionery creations such as:
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.
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). Students will also be able to apply for placements across Canada and Europe, which have jump-started many successful careers.
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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!
Watch the video of Junichi Mitsubori, a wagashi master, offer a rare glimpse into the creation of traditional confectionery works of art.
Watch the video to find out why so many of our students love the Baking and Pastry Arts Management Program.
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Watch the video to see our Baking and Pastry Arts Management students compete in the 2016 Tabasco Iron Chef Challenge
Watch the video to see Humber students compete in the 2015 Nestlé Food Truck Recipe Challenge
Watch the video to see a Humber student showcase her sculpture made entirely of chocolate at the Callebaut Chocolate Competition
Watch the video to see the conclusion of our two-part Callebaut Chocolate Competition series
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.
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.
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.
"Winning this competition has opened so many doors for me." - Tina Pistarelli, Nestlé Professional Minor's Food Truck Challenge winner
Congratulations to Baking & Pastry Arts Management student Ruby Nguyen, who placed fourth overall at the Skill Canada Competitions.
The faculty and instructors at Humber are second to none! Yes, there fancier schools, but it’s Humber's faculty and chefs that make this program special.
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.
Embark on a trip packed full of dinners, tastings, tours, seminars, workshops and sightseeing opportunities.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.
HRT Welcomes Master Chocolatier from Colombia
On Thursday, September 13th, our new post-grad certificate program, Advanced Chocolate and Confectionery Artistry, had a guest speaker come all the way from Colombia’s Casa Luker (a family owned chocolate manufacturer) to share his extensive knowledge on cacao with our students.
Culinary and Baking Students Compete to Create the Most Eggcelent Sandwich
Humber’s School of HRT has teamed up with local chef Tom Januszewski and the Egg Farmers of Ontario to offer our culinary and baking students the opportunity to participate in an egg themed competition.
Event Execution Class Learns About Sustainability
On Friday, September 21st, Lindsey Walker, the sustainability manager at Humber, visited our Event Execution class. Lindsey attended the class to discuss how Humber strives to be green and to help them prepare for an upcoming project.
Humber Wins Best Soup for a Culinary Institution at Holland Marsh Soupfest
The 10th annual Holland Marsh Soupfest was another great success this year with Humber Culinary staff and students winning the Best Soup for a Culinary Institution category.
HRT Staff and Students Cook for a Good Cause
On Saturday, September 22nd, a group of Ontario’s top chefs gathered in Thistletown’s 14,000 square foot organic garden to set up delicious food stations and cooking demos.
Stephanie Mirabelli Dedicates a Year to Giving
It all started last year when Baking and Pastry Arts instructor, Stephanie Mirabelli, was nominated for the Top 30 Under 30 award with the Ontario Hostillery Institute (OHI).
Humber Opens Food Learning Garden
This summer Humber opened the “doors” to the much-anticipated Food Learning Garden. This garden is a space for students and community members to learn about sustainable urban agriculture, local food security and how to grow, harvest and cook their own fresh, healthy food.
Baking & Pastry Arts Students and Faculty Work Together to Support United Way
This past Tuesday, Baking and Pastry Arts students and faculty baked a whopping 500 pies in support of United Way.
Two Chefs Accredited with the Certified Master Chef
The past five days were filled with long days, demanding tests and delicious food for the Certified Master Chef (CMC) exams. Candidates spent all of their time between August 22nd – 26th in the kitchen where they worked hard to earn the title of Certified Master Chef.
Baking and Pastry Arts Gets Gold at Skills Canada Competition
Stefanie Francavilla proved that hard work pays off as she placed first and took home the gold at Skills Canada!
Humber Outshines their Competitors at Skills Ontario Competition 2018
The Skills Ontario Competition was pure entertainment for competition spectators. Taking place on May 7 and running until May 9, students put on a spectacular display showing off their talents to family, friends, educators and hundreds of onlookers.
High School Students Compete in 11th Annual Stone Soup Cook-Off
For the past 11 years, high school students around the GTA have been participating in an afterschool program that teaches them how to cook simple, healthy and affordable meals.
Humber Students Surprise and Delight Guests at the Bakery Showcase Trade Show and Conference 2018
Creating a captivating cake is our Baking and Pastry Arts students’ specialty. On April 30, 2018, the College Creative Challenge made a grand return to the Bakery Showcase where Humber’s Baking and Pastry Arts students created an elaborate confectionery display for guests to see.
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