Who isn’t fond of eating desserts! But not everyone can bake. Baking is an art as well as science which need to be learned, trained and honed to perfection. There are several things you need to learn if you are keen to become a successful baker or a pastry chef. From cookies, candies, muffins, coffee cakes, there are endless food items that can be baked. Yes, you will earn handsomely once you become a professional baker but more than that you will get a lot of name and fame owing to your baking prowess. Almost all the top hotel management colleges of India offer courses in baking and confectionery. Apart from the practical and theoretical knowledge, being a baker requires a lot of creativity required especially while designing and decorating cake ideas and customizing them to perfection.
Education required to pursue career as a baker
Even though there are no formal or academic requirements to be a baker, but most of the baking enthusiasts attend a methodological or culinary school. These courses normally last for 1 to 2 years covering nutrition and food safety. To join these courses, candidates are required to have a degree of high school or equivalent. There are many short term courses available as well which help you sharpen your baking skills.
Other Skills required for becoming a Good Baker
- Detailed attention is required as a small change can make the dessert excellent and any wrong experiment or input can make the dessert completely inedible.
- A lot of stamina is required while baking because most of the time you will be standing and everyone knows that the culinary professionals have to be on their toes for even 10 hours at a stretch
- Customer relation skills are very important for the bakers to start and grow their business
The culinary courses that you want to pursue vary in duration and length. Some can last for a year and others can be for 4 years as well. If you are looking for bakery and confectionery courses that last for a shorter period, then you can choose a Diploma program.
MMICT & BM (Hotel Management) institute of MMDU offers 1.5 years Diploma in Bakery and Confectionery course that also provides 6 months Industrial Training to the students with reputed brands and organizations of hospitality and confectionary industry.
Students can enroll for this Bakery and Confectionery course after clearing their Senior Secondary (10+2) Examination with at least five subjects including English as mandatory from any recognized Board/ University.