Baking and Pastry Arts

 

Program Manager:

Pandora Handley

Phone:

(208) 732-6380

Email:

phandley@csi.edu

Focus Area Advisor:

Edith Hurley

Phone:

(208) 732-6228

Email:

ehurley@csi.edu

Program Overview:

The Baking and Pastry Arts program is designed to prepare students for an entry-level position in a variety of baking environments including independent and in-store bakeries as well as large commercial bakeries, restaurants and hotels. The program emphasizes safety and sanitation, the understanding of weights and measures, ingredients, baking and mixing methods, plate presentation, dessert design and the development of basic baking and pastry skills, both sweet and savory. Students also learn about professionalism in the industry and the history of the culinary arts professions. Students learn through a combination of lecture, demonstration, bakeshop lab and co-op education. Continuing education and networking within the professional culinary community is strongly recommended to all students pursuing the Baking and Pastry Arts field.

Gainful Employment:

Gainful Employment data for this program may be found on the department web page: https://www.csi.edu/ge/Baking

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Baking and Pastry Arts program, a student should be able to:

  1. Educate and train a culinarian who can immediately perform at entry level in a professional work environment.
  2.  Learn and effectively practice basic and advanced baking skills in food preparation and service.
  3. Understand the principles and practice of food safety, sanitation, identification, nutrition, purchasing and supervisory management in the foodservice industry.
  4. Gain experience in the proper use and maintenance of professional food service equipment.
  5. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and professionalism to function effectively in a diverse and global organizational environment.
  6. Gain an appreciation for the history, evolution, and cultural diversity of the baking and pastry arts

Program Requirements for Admission:

Program Application Required

Career Information:

Sample Career Opportunities: Bakers

*Talk to an advisor for additional career choices