Examine and practice the principles of FATTOM (Food, acidity, time, temperature, oxygen and moisture). Students will learn about different facilities and equipment, understand food processing, distribution environments and formal sanitation and food safety programs.
Professional Technical Certificate
- Baking Fundamentals Short Term Certificate
- Pastry and Specialty Baking Certificate
- Specialty Baking Fundamentals Short Term Certificate
This course prepares students for entry into the pastry courses. During this course the student will learn the trade terminology, an overview of the hospitality industry with special emphasis on pastry production, job opportunities, professional organizations, and selection and use of the tools of the trade. Orientation about the program and facility, metric and US measurement conversions and calculations will be covered. Demonstration of mixing skills will be observed.
The student will be introduced to the basic mixing methods of yeast doughs, the preparation of enrobed doughs, and shaping of a variety of rolls, basic and specialty breads, breakfast and savory items. During this course, the student will gain an understanding of ingredients and their uses, correct scaling, baking and finishing methods, and practice safety & sanitation procedures.
The student will be introduced to basic mixing methods for making cookies. The student will prepare assorted cookie doughs using the one stage creaming and sponge methods and prepare basic types of cookies and their assorted finishes. During this course, the student will gain an understanding of ingredients and their uses, correct scaling, baking and finishing methods. Selection, care and handling of equipment will be emphasized.
The student will be introduced to the following mixing methods: two stages, flour batter, sponge, high ration, chiffon, angel food and modified sponge methods. The student will prepare assorted breakfast items, fill, mask, pour and finish basic cakes and roulades. During this course, the student will gain an understanding of ingredients and their uses, correct scaling and baking methods.
The student will be introduced to a variety of pie dough, pie fillings, decorative finishes of single and double crusted pies, baked and unbaked pies, custards, curds, strudels and simple desserts.
This course is designated to give the student a practical exposure to the fundamentals of assorted enrobed, non-yeasted doughs, basic creams, fillings and cooked doughs.
This course is designated to give the student the ability to design and produce basic individual plated desserts. Skills in planning, organization, portion control and plate presentation are developed.
This is an advanced course in basic French pastries where the application of different batters and fillings will be emphasized. Skills in assembling, producing and decorating classic French pastries will be developed.
This course will introduce the student to the practicality and techniques of basic cake mixing, filling assembling, masking, icing and decorating cakes. Basic tool handling and piping skills will be taught. Assorted cheesecake fillings, as well as curds and tarts will also be introduced.