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Baking & Pastry

Students in the Baking and Pastry program have an opportunity to explore the hospitality industry and professional baking. In this program, students use food chemistry and professional kitchen equipment to produce edible food products fit for sale to consumers. Students will learn application of sweet and savory food concepts, kitchen and business  management, food safety and sanitation, and nutrition principles.

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Certifications and Proficiency Credits

Industry Certification

  • ServSafe Food Handler Certificate (National Restaurant Association)

  • ServSafe Manager Certification (National Restaurant Association)

  • Certified Fundamentals Pastry Cook (American Culinary Federation)

College Proficiency Credits

Anne Arundel Community College

  • HRM 111 - Introduction to Hospitality Industry (3 credits)

  • HRM 119 - Certification in Sanitation (1 credit)

  • HRM 124 -Introduction to Baking and Pastry (3 credits)

Career Pathways with Industry Credentials

  • Beverage Crafter

  • Cake Decorator

  • Farmers Market Vender

  • Food Blogger or Writer

  • Food Service Worker

  • Food Service Supervisor

  • Private Chef

  • Professional Pastry Cook/Chef

  • Retail Baker

  • Small Business Owner

Career Pathways with Continued Education & Training

  • Culinary Instructor

  • Culinary Operations Director

  • Dietician

  • Food and Beverage Director

  • Food Lawyer

  • Food Scientist/Agriculturalist

  • Food Service Manager

  • Food Stylist

  • Hospitality Manager

  • Molecular Gastronomist

  • Research & Development Chef

  • Restaurant Publicist/ Social Media Director

  • Television Chef