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Baking Certifications

Training Programs

AIB International's School of Baking
AIB's School of Baking provides professional training through Baking Science and Technology, an intensive 16-week course recognized around the world. This course provides tangible value that will pay an immediate return on investment for far-sighted managers who need future leaders who can innovate, develop products, manage for efficiency, and save money for the company the day they return to work. Click here for more information.

Industry Certifications

Certified Baker
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 activies, including supervision of other staff and allocation of resources. He/she must demonstrate a basic knowledge of bakery sanitation, management, retail sales/merchandising and staff training. Certification offered by: Retail Bakers Association. Click here for more information.

Certified Decorator
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. He/she demonstrates a basic knowledge about sanitation. Certification offered by: Retail Bakers Association. Click here for more information.

Certified Executive Pastry Chef
A pastry chef who is a department head, usually responsible to the executive chef of a food operation or to the management of a pastry specialty firm. Certification offered by: American Culinary Federation. Click here for more information.

Certified Journey Baker
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. Certification offered by: Retail Bakers Association. Click here for more information.

Certified Master Baker
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. He/she must have the technical and administrative skills necessary to operate and manage the production area of a full-line independent or in-store commercial bakery. He/she must produce high quality bakery foods, and demonstrate a basic knowledge about the principles of sanitation, management, retail sales/merchandising and training. Certification offered by: Retail Bakers Association. Click here for more information.

Certified Master Pastry Chef
A pastry chef who possesses the highest degree of professional knowledge, skill and mastery of cooking techniques as they apply to baking and pastry. Certification offered by: American Culinary Federation. Click here for more information.

Certified Pastry Culinarian
An entry level culinarian within a pastry foodservice operation responsible for the preparation and production of pies, cookies, cakes, breads, rolls, desserts or other baked goods. Certification offered by: American Culinary Federation. Click here for more information.

Certified Working Pastry Chef
A pastry chef who supervises a pastry section or a shift within a foodservice operation and has considerable responsibility for preparation and production of all pastry items. Certification offered by: American Culinary Federation. Click here for more information.

 

 

 

American Society of Baking
7809 N Chestnut Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64119

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