Baking
APPRENTICESHIP

Apprentice Amy posing and embedded quote in image

Baking Apprenticeship Details

Prepare for your dream job with a baking apprenticeship. With our California State-Certified Baking Apprenticeship program, you’ll receive expert training from experienced chef instructors; learning everything from mixing methods to creative cake decoration. Learn essential techniques to launch your career as a professional baker.

Benefits of Being a Baking Apprentice

  • Tuition-free, hands-on training from industry professionals
  • Weekly stipends during skills training
  • Transportation support
  • Uniforms and tools needed to perform professionally
  • Food handlers’ certificate
  • Paid on-the-job training with an employer partner
  • 12 months of career coaching and customized support services
  • A career with starting compensation well above minimum wage and benefits
Photo of cake made by a baking apprentice on the baking apprenticeship

Are you
READY?

What you will
LEARN

Technical Competencies

  • Kitchen Equipment Identification and Use
  • Baking and Culinary Math
  • Food Safety and Sanitation
  • Knife Skills
  • Kitchen Safety
  • Recipe Reading
  • Scaling and Measuring Ingredients
  • Mixing Methods
  • Types of Grains and Fibers
  • Cookies and Cakes
  • Custards and Creams
  • Egg-based Desserts
  • Basic Decorating
  • Basic Breads and Doughs
  • Pies and Tarts
  • Techniques for Fruit-Based Desserts
  • Sugar Syrups, Glazes, Fudge and Caramel

Career Readiness Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Communication Techniques
  • Resume Writing
  • Job Searching 101
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Stress Management
  • Financial Literacy

Possible Job Opportunities

  • Dishwasher at Bakery
  • Baking Assistant
  • Cake or Cookie Decorator
  • Pastry Cook or Baker
  • Production Assistant
  • Pastry Chef (with gained experience)

2024
CLASSES

January

April

July

October

Campus
LOCATION

Address:
The Bakery
2474 San Diego Ave,
San Diego, CA, 92110

Ready to begin your baking
APPRENTICESHIP JOURNEY?