Examples of jobs you may be qualified for after completion of this program:
- Bakers $17,264-30,202
- Pastry Chef $ 20,000-40,000
Salary information is based on hourly, monthly, or annual estimates from the State of California Employment Development Department.
200 hours. Complete in 36 weeks.
Develop professional skills for baking and pastry making. Explore theories and techniques, and have hands-on production actually preparing products such as yeast breads, quick breads, cookies, puff pastries, meringues, custards, sauces, cake production and decoration, mousses, soufflés, frozen deserts, chocolate, and sugar work. You will learn:
- Hands-on production techniques
- Industry safety and sanitation guidelines
- In-depth analysis of baking tools and ingredients
- Kitchen weights and measures
- Plating items for presentation
Students will be able to demonstrate basic to advanced plating methods used in restaurants and bakeries. Upon completion of this program, students may obtain employment as bakers, cake decorators, pastry chefs, caterers, and wedding cake designers. These types of jobs can be found in bakeries, restaurants, wholesale and retail food companies, commercial baking establishments, hotels, and catering companies.