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Baking and Pastry Arts Management

Credential: DiplomaProgram Code: 14161Length: 4 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

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 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.

  • 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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Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

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

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester 

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

Additional Costs

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

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

HUMBER PATHWAYS INTO THIS PROGRAM

Successful graduates of the two-year Culinary Management diploma may be considered for admission and may receive credit towards the first year of study. 

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

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Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Linda Sam
416.675.6622 ext. 5943
linda.sam@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

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

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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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Create baking and pastry delicacies

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:

  • 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
  • large quantity production

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). Students will also be able to apply for placements across Canada and Europe, which have jump-started many successful careers.

Uniform Orders

Select your uniform for this program.

Internship Partners

Program Availability

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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.

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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 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.

Alumni Success

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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.

Study Globally

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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.

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

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.

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

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.

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

HRT Welcomes Master Chocolatier from Colombia

Chocolate Guest Lecture and Students

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.

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Culinary and Baking Students Compete to Create the Most Eggcelent Sandwich

Egg Sandwich Contest

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.

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Event Execution Class Learns About Sustainability

Sustainability Talk

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.

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Humber Wins Best Soup for a Culinary Institution at Holland Marsh Soupfest

Soup Fest

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.

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HRT Staff and Students Cook for a Good Cause

Thistletown Garden Party

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.

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Stephanie Mirabelli Dedicates a Year to Giving

stephanie mirabelli holding her braids that were cut

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).

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Humber Opens Food Learning Garden

Humber 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.

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Baking & Pastry Arts Students and Faculty Work Together to Support United Way

Pies for United Way

This past Tuesday, Baking and Pastry Arts students and faculty baked a whopping 500 pies in support of United Way.

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Two Chefs Accredited with the Certified Master Chef

CMC Exam Chefs

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.

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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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High School Students Compete in 11th Annual Stone Soup Cook-Off

Stone Soup

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.

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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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