Nova Scotia's demand for experts who understand, respect and create traditional breads of many cultures continues to grow. In this program, you go from France to Scandinavia, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, several countries of the Middle East and even San Francisco through bread.
You learn the delicate balance of chemistry, history, love and art that goes into each loaf. Additionally, we will look at baking for those with health issues (e.g., gluten-free breads for celiac and colitis sufferers). You explore the traditions behind each style and why it must be prepared, baked and served just so. We emphasize traditional, by-hand methods before teaching today's mechanized approach. Then we move on to cakes, cookies, pies, tortes and flans of all styles – even wedding cakes.
Baking is an art and a lifestyle that demands attention, respect and dedication. It is also a business, so we teach you how to prepare a business plan and be an entrepreneur. This program smells good, tastes better and can lead you to a very satisfying career.