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Baking & Pastry Arts

Baking Pastry Arts Course - Baking & Pastry Arts

Bakers mix ingredients according to recipes to make bread, pastries, and other baked goods.


Bakers produce various types and quantities of bread, pastries, and other baked goods sold by grocers, wholesalers, restaurants, and institutional food services. Some bakers create new recipes.

Commercial bakers work in manufacturing facilities that produce bread, pastries, and other baked products. In these facilities, bakers use high-volume mixing machines, ovens, and other equipment, which may be automated, to mass-produce standardized baked goods. They carefully follow instructions for production schedules and recipes.

Retail bakers work primarily in grocery stores and specialty shops, including bakeries. In these settings, they produce smaller quantities of baked goods for people to eat in the shop or for sale as specialty baked goods. Retail bakers may take orders from customers, prepare baked products to order, and occasionally serve customers. Although the quantities prepared and sold in these stores are often small, they usually come in a wide variety of flavors and sizes. Most retail bakers are also responsible for cleaning their work area and equipment and unloading supplies.

Career Opportunities:

  • Baker

Employment Outlook:

Employment of bakers is projected to grow 6% from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.


The average wage for this career in Florida is $14.18 hourly or $30,160 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 600 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program.  Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP APastry Cook / Baker300 Hours
OCP BPastry Chef / Head Baker300 Hours
Total Hours: 600

Location & Course’s Schedule:

This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge essential to the success of students in the hospitality and tourism career cluster. Baking & Pastry Arts is available at the following school (s):

Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday from 5:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College
(305) 253-9920
Mirtha Silverang
Maria Ruiz
Kathy Pearson
Irene Montoto
Ext. 2145
Ext. 2147
Ext. 2159
Ext. 2150



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