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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



    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


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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The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

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

Fees are subject to change.


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78


Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78


Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78


Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78

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


  • Bachelor of Management

Students who complete a 2 year diploma at Humber will be granted 60 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program at Davenport University. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (approximately two years of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 2 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

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.

  • Law LLB

Humber students who have successfully completed a Diploma in any field at Humber College and meet the requirements, will be considered for admission into the University of Gloucestershire's Law LLB (Hons) (2-year fast track). International students should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English Equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall. Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at:

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

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Linda Sam
416.675.6622 ext. 5943

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through 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

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges


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.


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.

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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.


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

Natasha Falcioni

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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

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.


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

Luxury Hotel Collection ‘The Dorchester’ Recruitment Visit

Classroom of students listening to speakers

On February 5th, the Talent Acquisition Manager and Head of Learning and Development for the Dorchester Collection visited Humber College to discuss employment opportunities in the United Kingdom with our graduates.

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Culinary Management Student Wins the Distillery Restaurant Corp Competition

It pays to think outside the box. Culinary student Dacyion Reid learned this when she participated in a competition hosted by the Distillery Restaurant Corporation at our career fair last month when she was tasked with making a creative dish with avocado.

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Another Successful HRT Career Fair in the Books

HRT Career Fair

On Tuesday, October 30th, the School of HRT held their first school-wide career fair, where employers from each program offered all attending the same event.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Visits Humber College

Prime Minister Trudeau at Humber

On Tuesday, October 23rd, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the Humber North campus to discuss climate change and sustainability with our students, and meet someone special who will be representing Canada in a big way this coming summer.

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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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Humber Culinary Students Eat to the Beat

female cooks at fundraiser event

On October 23rd, our culinary students got the opportunity to contribute to this amazing cause. Standing amongst a roster of other incredible female chefs, our students prepared delicious culinary creations for a room packed with guests.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 & 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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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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Canadian Armed Forces Talk Culinary Careers

CAF Recruiters and HRT Faculty

When you think of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), cooking is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. While the Canadian Armed Forces are largely made up of Navy, Army and Air Force teams, there is also a big team that supports these troops behind the scenes.

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The Myths of Rice Busted

Rose Reisman and Faculty

On Tuesday, November 6th health and wellness expert and representative for USA Rice, Rose Reisman, visited with our students to talk about the different health benefits of rice, and put some of the common misconceptions around rice to rest.

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HRT Culinary Students Learn How to Carve Fruits and Veggies

Veggie Sculpting Demonstration

We all know fruits and vegetables can be enjoyed raw and cooked, but did you know that they can also be made into edible artwork? Chef Gamini Hemalal visited Humber on Monday, November 5th to offer our culinary students a fruit and vegetable carving demonstration.

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Humber’s Advanced Chocolate and Confectionery Students Melt Hearts with Their Hand-Crafted Confections

students assembling boxes of chocolates

This past Valentine’s Day, the Advanced Chocolate and Confectionary students had something special to offer the Humber community: handcrafted chocolate bonbons.

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Culinary Students get a Real Veal Experience

Chef Stefan Czapalay and Chef David Song visited our culinary class here at Humber North to educate our students on all the various ways you can cook veal. They performed a demonstration right in front of our students and discussed what other food pairs well with it.

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Culinary Students Take Taco Tuesday to the Next Level

HRT Taco Battle

Everyone loves Taco Tuesdays, but on Tuesday November 13th, Humber Culinary students took it to a whole new level. The TTC Taco Battle, sponsored by Kraft Heinz, was an event hosted by The Chef Collective held at El Local Loco on Church Street.

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Humber Receives a Taste of Taiwanese Culture

NKUHT Exchange students

On Thursday, November 14th, the Taiwan NKUHT exchange students participated in the Culture Exhibits event that took place in the LRC.

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