Whether it is an insatiable sweet tooth or a love of warm, home-baked bread, all students in the Baking & Pastry Arts program at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Vancouver share a passion for the pastry and desserts field. The practical training covers the basics of fine dessert and pastry making. Pastry curriculum introduces classic creams, custards, and other fillings, as well as methods for making mousses, tarts, and cakes. Students are also acquainted with creative decorating and plating techniques.
Baking curriculum explores methods for the preparation of yeast and sweet dough products and students have the opportunity to learn the importance of weights and measures, temperatures, hand-skills, and creative finishing techniques. Students can also learn to create hearth and artisan breads and to produce and deliver assorted bread products to the schools various outlets on a daily basis – much like a true working bake shop.