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Diploma

BAKERY AND CONFESSIONARY

BAKERY AND CONFESSIONARY

Bakery and Confectionery is a field wherein aspirants need to prepare and present food that is rich in sugar and carbohydrates. Candidates who wish to make a future in this field need to be passionate about baking.
A part of the hospitality industry, in a Bakery and Confectionery course aspirants are not only educated about the art of baking and confectionery but are also taught creativity and communication skills. Apart from this, in a Bakery and Confectionery course candidates are offered theoretical as well as practical training in this sphere. Some of the topics that aspirants are taught as part of a Baking and Confectionery course include knowledge of ingredients used in Baking/ Confectionery, further, candidates are also educated about the selection, composition and the entire process of Baking and Confectionery services. Also, in such a course candidates are taught about baking, heating, refrigeration, freezing and interactions/ reactions of ingredients used in the process of Bakery and Confectionery.
Aspirants can pursue Bakery and Confectionery courses at the undergraduate (UG) as well as postgraduate (PG) level. Bakery and Confectionery courses offered at the UG level are mostly of three years duration. Popular UG level courses in Bakery and Confectionery include BSc in Culinary Arts with specialization in Bakery & Pastry Art Management, BVoc in Bakery and Cookery etc.
Most popular colleges offer only Diploma and Certificate courses to aspirants in the field of Bakery and Confectionery. Some of these popular courses are Diploma in Bakery and Confectionery, Craftsmanship Course in Bakery, Certificate in Bakery and Confectionery, Diploma in Bakery and Patisserie, Certificate in Basic Bakery, Post Graduate Diploma in Bakery Science and Technology, Certificate in Baking and Pastry Arts, Diploma in Bakery Baking Technician, Advanced Certification in Baking and Confectionery, Master Diploma in Bakery and Patisserie Pastry Arts, and the likes.
The career opportunities for the candidates after the successful completion of this course are like chefs, Head cooks, food service managers, waiters or waitresses, beverage manager etc. Average salary for Food and Beverage diploma holders ranges between INR 15,000 to 50,000 per month.
Eligibility to become Baker
Candidates should satisfy the minimum eligibility requirements stated below:
Education: The eligibility of a baker depends totally on the type of industry you are applying for. Companies hire bakers who have completed a master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree in related fields. Candidates who have completed a certification or diploma in relevant fields can also apply for this profile.
Experience: Candidates who are looking for a job at a reputed organization should have around 2-3 years of experience. However, those who are new to the industry can join any start-up organization which demands 0 or 6 months of experience. They can also gain some experience by working part-time at any bakery.

Skills: Some of the important skills which might help the baker to get a job easily are listed below. 

Good time management 

Interest in culinary art

Excellent customer service and people skills

Numeracy skills

Creativity

Presentation skills

Teamwork and good communication

Good scratch baking skills

Types of Job Roles Baker

 

There are various employment opportunities one can find in this role. Some of the major sectors for employment are mentioned below:

Large baked goods manufacturers

Specialist bakeries

Retail bakeries

Hotels & Restaurants

Canteens

Caterers

Fast food outlets

Cruise liners

Airlines caterers

Institutional food service providers

Top Recruiting Agencies for Baker

Some of the major recruiting companies hiring bakers are

Bikanerwala Foods

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd

Cure Foods Private Limited

Bakers Oven

Defence bakery

Kookie Jar

Glen’s Bakehouse

Old Madras Baking company

Nik Bakers

Theobroma

Kayani Bakery

Diploma in Bakery & Confectionery : Highlights Table

Course Level – Diploma

Duration of the Course – 1 year

Examination Type – Semester

Eligibility – 10 PASS MINIMUM

Admission Process -DIRECT

Course Fee -Between INR 70,000 to 1 lac

Average Starting Salary -INR 15,000 to 50,000

 Those who are interested in making a career in this field can apply for any of the profiles below. Some of the job roles are as follows:

Head Baker, Commis Baker, Artisan Baker, Assistant Baker, Bread Baker, Cake Baker and Decorator

Trainee or Apprentice Baker, Executive Pastry Chef, Pastry Chef (Baker Patisserie), Employment Opportunities for Baker



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