Baking and Pastry Arts

Instructor: Chef Troy Madden


Course Description

CIP Code: 12.0501

Baking and Pastry Arts


This is an instructional program with specialized classroom and practical work experiences associated with the preparation of breads, crackers, cakes, pies, pastries and other bakery products for retail distribution, consumption in a commercial food service establishment or special functions. Instruction includes making, freezing and handling of baking products; decorating and displaying of baking items at a retail counter display;and, packaging of merchandise. This is a comprehensive program designed to prepare individuals for employment in a variety of occupations in the baking industry.


The Baking and Pastry Arts Program is a continuation of the 1st year Culinary Arts/Baking and Restaurant Practices Program which offers a cutting edge curriculum for all students interested in culinary arts, baking, service management and related fields to study in our state-of-the-art kitchen and restaurant.


Students have the opportunity to demonstrate skills at our in-house restaurant and catering program while providing services to residents of the local community. We also offer a full-service bakery with all aspects run entirely by our students.

Course Content

Topics of Study include:

  • Introduction to the Hospitality & Baking Industry

  • Sanitation & Safety

  • Business & Math Skills

  • Baking Preparation

  • Baking Fundamentals

  • Purchasing, Receiving, Inventory & Storage

  • Nutrition

  • Baking Planning

  • Human Relations Skills

Required Uniform & Materials

The CMTHS Required Baking & Pastry Arts Uniform can be ordered HERE.

  • Black Chef coat

  • Checkered Chef pants

  • Black Apron

  • Floppy Black Chef Hat

  • Black work shoes (oil resistant & water resistant)

Related Occupations

  • Pastry Chef

  • Line Cook

  • Bakery Manager/Owner

  • Banquet Chef

  • Caterer

  • Baker

  • Bread Maker

  • Television Chef

  • Food Wholesaler

  • Food Stylist

  • Baking and Pastry Arts Educator

Potential Certifications

Students in the Baking and Pastry Arts Program may earn the following certifications:

  • NOCTI Retail Commercial Baking

  • ServSafe Food Handler Certification

  • ServSafe/Manager Food Safety Certification

Post-Secondary Education

Recent graduates from the Baking & Pastry Arts Program are attending:

  • The Restaurant School

  • Johnson & Wales University

  • PA Culinary Institute

  • Montgomery County Community College


Articulation Agreements are cooperative arrangements for granting admission and college credit to students who are continuing their education.  Central Montco Technical High School has articulated its programs with a wide range of colleges and technical schools resulting in college credit or priority placement for CMTHS students.

Click HERE and select Baking & Pastry Arts 12.0501 and your year of graduation to see what Articulation Agreements are available for this program of study.

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Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462




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Central Montco Technical High School does not discriminate in its education programs, activities or employment practices based on sex, color, national origin, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, political opinions or affiliations, or lawful activity in any employee organization. Central Montco Technical High School provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For information about your civil right and grievance procedures, contact Larry Byron, Equal Rights Coordinator, (610) 277-2301.


La Escuela Secundaria Técnica Montco Central no discrimina en sus programas de educación, actividades o prácticas de empleo basadas en sexo, origen en color, nacional, raza, orientación sexual, discapacidad, edad, religión, ascendencia, opiniones políticas o afiliaciones, o actividad legal en ninguna organización de empleado. La Escuela Secundaria Técnica Montco Central ofrece un acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Para obtener información acerca de su derecho civil y de los procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese Larry Byron, Coordinadora de Igualdad de Derechos, (610) 277 -2301.