Physical endurance to stand for long periods of time
Ability to follow detailed instructions and work as part of a team
This one-year course is designed as an introduction to the principles and techniques used in the preparation of high-quality baked goods and pastries. Students learn to bake yeast breads, quick breads, pies, cakes and specialty desserts. The course gives students the opportunity to practice the skills required in food establishments such as restaurants, hotels, bakeries and catering facilities. Students participate in the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Program to help keep food safety an essential ingredient in every meal. Those who score 75% or higher on the certification exam receive ServSafe certification. This class also provides the foundation for students who aspire to continue their education at a post-secondary culinary or baking school. A lab fee and uniform is required.