Program Description Our Baking Skills program has been specifically designed to meet industry demands for professional bakers. Whether you aspire to work within a large company or want to pursue your own baking business, the fundamental baking skills you learn in this culinary arts program will get you there. You will hone the skills employers are looking for in Centennial College's baking and pastry labs, which include a one-of-a-kind commercial bake lab as well as a cafe, restaurant and event centre. From fine decorating and finishing skills to large quantity production techniques, this program makes you work-ready upon graduation. To further increase your employability, you will also leave the Baking Skills program with important industry certifications such as Smart Serve, Safe Food Handlers and CPR. The commercial baking sector is one of the most expansive and dynamic industries in the world, with limitless career opportunities. Program Highlights: The Baking Skills program features the type of experiential learning opportunities that prepare you for a range of scenarios you may encounter in your career. Progress campus houses state-of-the-art live labs that include a lab specially designed for commercial baking, culinary labs, a restaurant, a cafe and an event centre. The realistic, practical experiences within the offering truly set you apart from the competition. Graduates from the Baking Skills program can transition directly into the second year of the Baking and Pastry Arts Management Program. It’s Your Shift Training and Awareness Program The program includes an innovative industry training and awareness certification – It’s Your Shift. The certification equips students with the crucial knowledge and provides current resources focused on sexual harassment prevention and safe practices for intervention as frontline workers or managers. It will support graduates as they enter the hospitality industry to become leaders for the prevention of sexual harassment and contribute to the evolution of safe and welcoming work environments. The Ocean Wise Program: The School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts and The Local Cafe and Restaurant use delicious and ocean-friendly Ocean Wise products. Ocean Wise is a conservation and education program that works with chefs, restaurants and seafood suppliers to help them with sustainable seafood sourcing. Feast On® Certification: Centennial College's School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts has become the first academic institution to receive Feast On® certification for its sourcing of local food and beverage products used in the academic programs, as well as purchased for the school's experiential-learning foodservice operations. Feast On is a certification program established by the Culinary Tourism Alliance that recognizes businesses committed to sourcing Ontario grown and produced food and drink.