Baking
APPRENTICESHIPS

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Baking Apprenticeship Details

Prepare for your dream job with a Baking Apprenticeship. Learn to create memorable dessert experiences through pastry and baking artistry. With our California state-certified Baking Apprenticeship, you’ll receive expert training from experienced pastry chefs learning everything from mixing methods to creative cake decoration. Learn essential techniques and presentation methods to launch your career as a professional baker or pastry chef.

Benefits of Being a Baking Apprentice

  • Tuition-free, hands-on training from industry professionals
  • Weekly stipends during skills training
  • Transportation support
  • Uniforms and tools needed to perform professionally
  • Food handlers’ certificate
  • Paid on-the-job training with an employer partner
  • 12 months of career coaching and customized support services
  • A career with starting compensation well above minimum wage and benefits
Photo of cake made by a baking apprentice on the baking apprenticeship

Are you
READY?

What you will
LEARN

Technical Skills

  • Bakeshop Math
  • Basic Decorating
  • Breads and Dough
  • Cookies and Cake
  • Making Custards and Creams
  • Egg-based Desserts
  • Fats, Cholesterol and Dairy
  • Kitchen Equipment Identification and Use
  • Kitchen Safety
  • Mixing Methods
  • Overview of Types of Diets and Allergies
  • Pastry Dough
  • Pies and Tarts
  • Reading Nutrition Labels
  • Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Scaling and Measuring Ingredients
  • Sugar Cookery
  • Sugar Syrups, Glazes, Fudge and Caramel
  • Techniques for Fruit-Based Desserts
  • Types of Grains and Fiber

Career Readiness Instruction

  • Teamwork
  • Communication techniques
  • Conflict resolution
  • Stress management
  • Financial literacy
  • Employee rights
  • Resume writing
  • Job searching 101
  • Networking
  • Interviewing techniques

2024
CLASSES

January

April

July

October

Campus
LOCATION

Address:
The Bakery
2474 San Diego Ave,
San Diego, CA, 92110

Ready to begin your baking
APPRENTICESHIP JOURNEY?