This program uses the baking industry to teach students about the highly diverse food manufacturing and marketing industry. Students make a wide variety of sweet and savory baked goods that include pizza, yeast bread products, cakes, donuts, cookies, pies, and other specialty food items.
Students specialize in the preparation of specialty foods, mixing methods, and identification and application of ingredient usage. The most modern equipment is utilized in training students to enhance their culinary skills. The bakery lab provides students with hands-on skills that are transferable to every aspect of the food industry.
A key component of the program is the management of a student-operated café that is open to the public. Students learn the managerial and communicative skills necessary to be successful in the public sector.
Upon completion of this two-year program, students may enter the work place or take advantage of post-secondary education and scholarship opportunities available at technical, two-year, or four-year colleges and universities.