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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Baking and Pastry Colleges for Baker and Pastry Man Certification

There are 176 colleges having bakery and pastry certificate programs. If you want to a 'certified' baker or 'certified' pastry, it's better to get a 'certification' that proves you are certified.

Certified Baker
You can find number of certified baker certification and you get RBA (Retail Bakers of America)certification which is most famous and 'certified' one. RBA has 4 kinds for certification.

Certified Journey Baker (CJB)
A baker at this level assists in the preparation and production of pies, cookies, cakes, breads, rolls, desserts or other baked goods for a commercial bakery. Duties may include stocking ingredients, preparing and cleaning equipment; measuring ingredients, mixing, scaling, forming, proofing, oven tending, and product finishing. He/she must demonstrate a basic knowledge about the principles of sanitation.

Certified Baker (CB)
A Certified Baker prepares and produces baked goods while assisting with general commercial bakery operations. He/she has considerable responsibility and autonomy and participates in a broad range of both complex and routine work activities, including supervision of other staff and allocation of resources.

Certified Decorator (CD)
A decorator at this level and for this designation prepares and finishes sweet baked goods for a commercial bakery. Duties include preparing icings, decorating a variety of cakes using various techniques, seasonal displays and specialty designs, and working with customers.

Certified Master Baker (CMB)
A baker at this level and for this designation participates in a broad range of complex, technical or professional work activities, performed in a wide variety of contexts with a substantial degree of personal responsibility and autonomy. Responsibility for the work of others and allocation of resources is present.

For Process, Fees, Qualifications and Criteria of each certification, see the RBA certification page.

Certified Pastry
For certified pastry, ACF (The American Culinary Federation, Inc)has 14 kinds of certification.

Cooking Professionals
  • Certified Culinarian® (CC®): An entry level culinarian within a commercial foodservice operation.
  • Certified Sous Chef® (CSC®): A chef who supervises a shift or station(s) in a foodservice operation.
  • Certified Chef de Cuisine® (CCC®): A chef who is the supervisor in charge of food production in a foodservice operation.
  • Certified Executive Chef® (CEC®): A chef who is the department head usually responsible for all culinary units in a restaurant, hotel, club, hospital or foodservice establishment, or the owner of a foodservice operation.
  • Certified Master Chef® (CMC®): The consummate chef.
Personal Cooking Professionals
  • Personal Certified Chef™ (PCC™): A chef who is engaged in the preparation, cooking and serving of foods.
  • Personal Certified Executive Chef™ (PCEC™): An advanced chef who is engaged in the preparation, cooking and serving of foods.
Baking and Pastry Professionals
  • Certified Pastry Culinarian® (CPC®): An entry level culinarian within a pastry food service operation responsible for the preparation and production of pies, cookies, cakes, breads, rolls, desserts or other baked goods.
  • Certified Working Pastry Chef® (CWPC®): A pastry chef who supervises a pastry section or a shift within a food service operation.
  • Certified Executive Pastry Chef® (CEPC®): A pastry chef who is a department head, usually responsible to the executive chef of a food operation or to the management.
  • Certified Master Pastry Chef® (CMPC®): A CMPC® possesses the highest degree of professional knowledge, skill and mastery of cooking techniques as they apply to baking and pastry.
Culinary Administrators
  • Certified Culinary Administrator® (CCA®): This is an executive-level chef who is responsible for the administrative functions of running a professional foodservice operation.
Culinary Educators
  • Certified Secondary Culinary Educator® (CSCE®): An advanced-degree culinary professional who is working as an educator at an accredited secondary or vocational institution.
  • Certified Culinary Educator® (CCE®): An advanced-degree culinary professional, with industry experience, who is working as an educator in an accredited postsecondary institution or military training facility.
For Process, Fees, Qualifications and Criteria of each certification, see the ACF certification page.

If you are looking for one of colleges for getting bakery or pastry certificate, check out list of bakery and pastry college list. And you can directly access bakery and pastry college list by desired state below.

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