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Baking and Pastry Arts


This program is not being offered during the Fall term. 

Program Length: 600 hours/approx. 9 months – full time

Schedule: M – Th     4:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Course Content:                                                                                                                                                                        Students are prepared for employment as a baker or pastry cook in bakeries, restaurants, hotels and in any facility where baked goods and pastries are produced.

Subject areas covered are yeast products (breads, danish pastry, sweet  buns, croissants, rolls) pastry, cookies, cakes, cake decorating pies, quick breads, various desserts, creams, fillings, and presentation techniques.

Additional Skills Covered:                                                                                                                                                     

  • Bakeshop Ingredients
  • Cookies & Brownies
  • Custards & Creams
  • Enriched Yeast Dough
  • Fruit
  • Healthful & Special Needs Baking
  • Ice cream & Frozen Desserts
  • Icing & Sauces
  • Mise en Place
  • Pastry Dough
  • Petit Fours
  • Principles of Baking
  • Professionalism
  • Restaurant desserts
  • Tools & Equipment

Industry Certification & State Credential Exams:
None at this time.

College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Standing:
Students who complete the Baking and Pastry Arts course may enter the Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts program with advanced standing.

To get started in the Baking & Pastry Arts Program sign up today for a program orientation! Counselor: doris.gonzalez@browardschools.com.

Job Outlook in the Ft. Lauderdale area:

  • Demand for Bakers are expected to grow about 7%* between 2014 and 2024.
  • Entry level wages are about $10/hour**. Actual wages vary according to education, experience and certifications.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics
**The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

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