|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.