Algonquin College

Baking and Pastry Arts Management


Transform your passion for baking into a profession.
The two-year Baking and Pastry Arts Management Ontario College Diploma program gives you specialty skills and management expertise, preparing you for a career in the baking and pastry arts industry.
Gain hands-on experience under the direction of our professional chefs in industry-standard baking and pastry labs. In the first year, focus on building a strong foundation of essential baking skills. In the second year, acquire a combination of advanced patisserie training and management skills for job advancement or business ownership.
Unleash your creativity while learning many advanced skills such as:

chocolate work
blown, pulled and cast sugar pieces
special occasion and wedding cakes
artisan breads
plated desserts
gum paste and almond paste figurines
Gain knowledge and skills related to business planning, sales and cost forecasting, marketing and capital costs. Learn how to thrive in the daily operation of a professional bakery. Plan and compile a business plan that is then presented to a guest judging panel. Throughout the program, you receive real-world experience with 120 hours of field 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.

Graduates from this program can take their career into many specialized areas of the industry. You may find employment as a:

pastry chef
research assistant in food manufacturing
bakery manager in commercial or artisan bakeries
restaurant and catering company employee
bakery/patisserie owner
This program is well-suited for students who:

Have a passion for creating pastries and baking.
Possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
Are artistic and creative.
Perform well both individually and in a team environment.
Are precise and attentive to detail.
Work well with challenging timelines and working under pressure.

Program Duration:
2 Years
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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