Algonquin College

Baking and Pastry Arts


Explore professional techniques to inspire and refine your baking artistry.

Using a combination of applied learning and theory, this one-year Baking and Pastry Arts Ontario College Certificate program gives you a strong foundation in baking and pastry arts. Gain hands-on experience in baking, cake decorating and shop management in our industry-standard baking and pastry labs - learning from professional chefs.
As a student, you get to show your creative side in the labs. You learn essential techniques such as mixing dough, weighing ingredients, preparing batters and icings, and cake decorating. To expand your job options, you learn skills related to the daily operation of a bakery, such as inventory control and food cost percentages.
At the end of the program, you apply your skills and knowledge in the real world with a 40-hour field industry placement. You also participate in a variety of events and baking competitions within the community so that upon graduation, you have career-ready skills and relevant industry contacts.
You may find jobs as a baker or pastry chef in:

commercial or in-store bakeries
catering companies, or
hotelsYou also have the option to open your own bakery or patisserie.

This program is well-suited for students who:

Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning about the baking industry.
Have a creative flair.
Enjoy working with others as part of a team.

Program Duration:
1 Year
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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