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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

or

or

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

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

For further information, see Admission Requirements.

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.

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 2018NorthOpenClosed
January 2019NorthOpenWaitlisted

The 2018-2019 fee for 2 semesters is:

  • domestic: $5,281.88
  • international: $14,964.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

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

Fees by Semester 

Scholarships

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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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Bachelor of Applied Management 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Saint John, NB
Institution(s): University of New Brunswick

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the 4-yr Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick. 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 further information, contact:

Anne Marie Stephen
stephen@unb.ca

www.unb.ca/academics/programs/applied-management/general-business.html

www.unb.ca/academics/programs/

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.

Humber Ontario Graduate Certificates

Humber offers a number of Ontario graduate certificates to help take your education further.

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Ontario Transfer Options

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Program Contact(s)

Jessica Estrela, Program Support Officer
jessica.estrela@humber.ca

Admissions

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
international@humber.ca

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,820.53$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$5,953.04
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$859.18$859.18
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,461.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,312.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$500.00$500.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,461.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,312.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$500.00$500.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,461.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,312.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$500.00$500.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

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

Create baking and pastry delicacies

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.


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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 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.

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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, 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.

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

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

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.

Study Globally

florence university of the arts

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.

Italy

Two-Week Global Adventure - Italy

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

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

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

News & Events

Baking and Pastry Arts Gets Gold at Skills Canada Competition

Baking Student Skills Canada Winner

Stefanie Francavilla proved that hard work pays off as she placed first and took home the gold at Skills Canada!

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Humber Outshines their Competitors at Skills Ontario Competition 2018

Skills Ontario Winners

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.

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James Bodanis Wins Distinguished Faculty Award at President’s Breakfast Awards

James Bodanis President's Breakfast

James Bodanis, a full-time Baking & Culinary professor in the School of HRT, is a prime example of how HRT staff go above and beyond what is expected of them. That’s why James was presented with the Distinguished Faculty Award at the President’s Breakfast - Staff Recognition Awards.

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Humber Students Surprise and Delight Guests at the Bakery Showcase Trade Show and Conference 2018

Students at Baking Showcase

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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Students Battle it Out for the Title of Best Bold Sandwich and a Cash Prize

Student and judges

On Friday, April 13 the School of HRT’s Nutrition, Culinary and Baking students battled it out for the title of Best Bold Sandwich at the Nestle Professional Minor’s Bold Sandwich Cook-off.

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Japanese Confectionary Master Brings Dying Art to Life at Humber

Wagashi

On Saturday, April 21st, Master Chef Mitsubori made Humber College a stop on his first ever North American tour. He graced a room full of students, faculty and special industry guests to deliver a one-of-a-kind demonstration in the art of wagashi.

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Humber Students Take Gold and Silver at CCF Central Region Culinary Challenge 2018

CCF Winners

On April 7, 2018, the Canadian Culinary Federation (CCF) Central Region Culinary Challenge was hosted by Humber’s School of HRT at the North Campus.

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The School of HRT Hosts Skills Ontario Culinary Qualifying Competition

Student cooking at Skills Ontario

On Saturday, April 7th, the School of HRT hosted Skills Ontario for the Qualifying Culinary Competition for high school students. 

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HRT Faculty and Alumni Selected as OHI’s Top 30 Under 30

OHI

The School of HRT is thrilled to announce that two of the incredible 2018 OHI Top 30 Under 30 recipients are part of the HRT family.

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Baking & Pastry Arts Showcase Humber

New lab

The start of the Winter 2017 semester marked the opening of HRT’s brand new, state-of-the art Baking and Pastry Arts labs.

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Baking and Pastry Arts Labs Open House

Baking and Pastry Arts Labs Open House

On Tuesday February 28th, HRT hosted a college-wide open house in the brand new, state-of-the-art baking and pastry arts facilities.

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