Baking and Pastry Arts

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Field of Study:Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Description:Take exceptional instructors with backgrounds in traditional and contemporary baking and pastry arts from around the world, add state-of-the-art training facilities and a progressive curriculum, and you get the top Baking and Pastry Arts program in Canada. If you have baked all of your life, have an artistic flair, and are interested in creating magic with elegant dessert showpieces, we can help take your passion to the next level. A career in baking and pastry arts will have you balancing exact measurements and chemistry on one hand, while using your imagination and creativity to develop exciting new recipes on the other. In an industry experiencing high demand, graduates from SAIT's Baking and Pastry Arts program are well prepared for a diverse range of career options after graduation. In this technical discipline, the craft of pastry is teamed with the art of baking, sugar artistry, and fine artisanal chocolate production. At SAIT, we focus on your success through a personalized approach, small class sizes, plenty of hands-on training including on-campus retail experience, and exciting new facility upgrades. Our labs are state-of-the-art and include a specialized chocolate lab and the downtown Culinary Campus.

During this two year diploma program, you will be trained in baking fundamentals and advanced baking practices in traditional and contemporary methods. The program covers yeast goods, artisan breads, pastries, sugar artistry, chocolate, special occasion and wedding cakes, flans, tortes, and much more. You will also learn important management skills on food regulations, customer service, costing, pricing, merchandising, and starting your own business.
URL:Baking and Pastry Arts at SAIT
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*50

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Applied Mathematics  or  Grade12 Pure Mathematics 

Applicants require an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent with at least 50% in the following courses or their equivalents: English Language Arts 10-1 or 10-2, AND, Math 10C or Math 10-3 or Pure Math 10 or Applied Math 10. All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 05, 2018