New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Level 3)

Learn to prepare, bake and present a range of breads, biscuits and cakes and get the skills needed to start as a trainee baker.

What you will learn

  • Learn the use of different flour types, sugar varieties and yeast
  • Understand why ingredients are combined together in exact quantities to produce products
  • Produce a range of yeast-raised classics, including baguettes, bagels, pizza bread and plaited loaves
  • Create melt-in-your-mouth shortbread, yo-yo biscuits and biscotti
  • Cover traditional cakes, lamingtons, Victoria sponge, berry friands and a range of slices
  • Progress through pastry-based products, from savoury pies and puff pastries to sweet tarts and turnovers
  • Cater to dietary requirements with gluten-free alternatives
  • Learn techniques for finishing and presenting basic bakery items
  • Work in a team to produce bakery items for sale
  • Follow food hygiene processes to prepare, cook, serve and store food safely

New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Generalist) (Level 4)

Gain advanced baking and patisserie skills that are in hot demand. Produce breads, cakes, biscuits and patisserie items. Grow your capability to work as part of a commercial bakery team, in an artisan bakery or as a pastry chef.

What you will learn

  • Learn advanced bakery techniques, including croissants, Danish pastries, and sour dough products
  • Learn patisserie techniques, including celebration cake decorating, Viennoiserie pastries, gateaux and torten, and choux pastry items
  • Produce global breads using artisan bakery techniques to include fougasse, baguettes and brioche
  • Work as part of a team in our pop-up bakery producing products for sale, demonstrating teamwork, budgeting and organisational skills
  • Create showpieces from chocolate and sugar
  • Understand gluten free and other dietary requirements
  • Undertake a work experience placement within industry
  • Follow and monitor food hygiene processes to prepare, cook, serve and store food safely
  • Broaden knowledge of bakery science, terminologies and commodities associated with Baking
  • Understand safe handling and maintenance of bakery equipment

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