Baking and Pastry Arts Management

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Program Code: 1813

School: School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts

Credential: Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 2 years/ 4 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter, Summer

Location: Progress Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2569

The Baking and Pastry Arts Management program builds on fundamental baking and pastry arts skills as it prepares you to work in management capacitates within the baking sector. Whether it is menu design, purchasing, planning or execution, baking management is an essential skill to convert your passion into business success.

In the Baking and Pastry Arts Management courses you work in baking and pastry labs, including Centennial College's one-of-a-kind commercial bakeshop as well as an on-campus cafe, restaurant and event centre. In these real world environments, you hone your skills before beginning a 14-week field placement with one of the College's industry partners.

You graduate with important industry certifications such as Smart Serve, Safe Food Handlers and CPR, making you job-ready.

Many graduates from this Baking and Pastry Arts Management program have secured employment within major hospitality brands in the hotel, resort and restaurant industries as well as positions within large-scale commercial baking companies.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
CMBK-101 Baking and Pastry Arts Theory - Basic Progress Campus
CMBK-102 Baking and Pastry Arts Skills - Basic Progress Campus
COMM-160/161 College Communication 1 Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
HTAP-101 Introduction to Computers Progress Campus
HTAP-153 Practical Math for Hospitality Progress Campus
HTAP-157 Basic Food Safety Training, Smart Serve, First Aid/CPR Progress Campus
ICAM-100 Principles of Nutrition I Progress Campus
ICAM-101 Culinary Skills Fundamentals - Basic Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
CMBK-106 Restaurant Baking Operations Skills - Intermediate Progress Campus
CMBK-107 Catering Baking Operations - Basic Progress Campus
CMBK-201 Baking and Pastry Arts Theory - Advanced Progress Campus
COMM-170/171 College Communication 2 Progress Campus
HOTL-152 Human Resources Progress Campus
HOTL-206 Principles of Food, Beverage and Labour Cost Controls Progress Campus
HTAP-201 Principles of Hospitality Management Progress Campus
KMGT-104 Purchasing for the Commercial Kitchen Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
BPAM-300 Chocolate and Sugary Skills - Advanced Progress Campus
BPAM-301 Cakes and Breads Skills - Advanced Progress Campus
CMBK-108 Baking and Pastry Menu Planning and Development Progress Campus
CMBK-305 Catering Baking Operations - Advanced Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
HOTL-307 Career Preparation Progress Campus
HTAP-102 Introduction to Hospitality Accounting Progress Campus
ICAM-315 Food Entrepreneurship Progress Campus

Semester Note

*students starting in a January intake will have their externship in semester 3 (semester 3 and 4 switch)
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
BPAM-299 Field Placement Externship Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
HTAP-251 Career Capstone Progress Campus

Program Highlights

  • This Toronto Baking and Pastry Arts Management program features exclusive experiential learning opportunities in state-of-the-art baking labs, and a restaurant, cafe and event centre at Centennial College's Progress campus.
  • Hands-on learning experiences prepare you for the industry.
  • You learn from knowledgeable faculty members who have years of industry experience.

Articulation Agreements

Qualified Baking and Pastry Arts Management graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow you to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Our partners include:

  • Algoma University, Ontario
  • Davenport University, USA
  • Laurentian University, Ontario
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ontario
  • Wilfred Laurier University, Ontario 

Career Outlook

  • Pastry chef
  • Bakery chef
  • Food entrepreneurship

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission

After successfully completing the one-year Baking – Pre-employment program, you may directly enter the third semester of this program and earn a diploma in one additional year.

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to For more information go to Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,850.00 $1,580.00 $4,430.00
International $12,772.00 $2,140.00 $14,912.00