Overview

Baking & Pastry Arts

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The food industry is the nation’s largest employer, creating a demand for thousands of trained women

and men every year. The Baking industry has seen many changes in the past decade. Artisan pastry & breads
are in high demand and so are jobs for passionate, entry-level bakers and pastry cooks.

Students learn via hands-on baking and pastry production and theory. Students also learn basic

business and math skills used in the food service industry.
The program operates a retail bakery outlet which provides
students with the opportunity to practice essential customer service skills.
 

MAJOR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

·         Customer Service Skills

·         Phone Etiquette

·         Safety and Sanitation

·         Tools and Equipment

·         Basic Principles of Baking

·         Ingredients

·         Quick Bread

·         Pies/Pastry/Syrups/Icing/Sauces

·         Tarts and Special Pastries

·         Cake Decorating

·         Mixing and Cooking Methods

·         Custards, Puddings, Mousses and Soufflés

·         Frozen and Fruit Desserts

·         Daily Kitchen Management

·         Purchasing & Inventory Procedures

·         Menu Planning

·         Recipe Conversions

·         Catering/Special Events

·         Basic Knife Skills
 

POTENTIAL CAREERS

·         Baker

·         Cake Decorator

·         Pastry Cook

·         Pastry Chef

·         Food Service Management

·         Hospitality Industry Supervisor
 

EMPLOYMENT AREAS

·         Restaurants/Colleges/Schools

·         Hotels/Country Clubs/Private Clubs

·         Resorts/Fast Food Restaurants

·         Cruise Ships/Hospitals

·         Bakery

·         Nursing Homes/Catering

The Upper Bucks County Technical School will not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, handicap, race, color, national origin, religion, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification in its educational programs, activities, or employment. The school will also take steps to assure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, amended 2004 and Title II of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. For information about rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, at Upper Bucks County Technical School, 3115 Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA 18944. Phone: 215-795-2911. For information regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons, contact 215-795-2911.
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