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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Basic Pastry Techniques, CP

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This certificate of proficiency program provides basic sanitation and skills training to prepare students for entry-level employment in the food service industry in relationship to basic pastry techniques. Graduates of the program will be able to demonstrate proper sanitation skills, baking skills, and an emphasis on pastry techniques.

Possible Positions for CP in Basic Pastry in Arkansas

Expeditor / Working the Pass • Pastry Cook • Management Trainee

*This is not a comprehensive list of positions you will be qualified to apply for upon completion of the program.

Certifications available:

Certified Pastry Culinarian® (CPC®)

Credentials offered:

NRA ServSafe Certification, Food

Learning Objectives for Certificate of Proficiency in Basic Pastry:
Department/Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop skills in knife, tool, and equipment handling safely and correctly.
    • Identify and produce a variety of knife cuts.
    • Identify and operate equipment used in a professional bakeshop.
    • Identify and utilize specialty tools used in a professional bakeshop.
  2. Apply principles of food preparation to produce a variety of pastry products.
    • Define and describe the mixing methods utilized to produce baked goods.
    • Describe the stages of the baking process.
    • List and define the stages of bread production.
  3. Perform basic math functions.
    • Calculate recipes using baker’s percentages.
    • Re-calculate recipes by changing yield or ingredient amount.
    • Calculate recipe costs and determine the cost per item or weight.
    • Determine pricing using food cost percentage.
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Concentration: Baking and Pastry Arts

  • Demonstrate professionalism and sanitation practices as well as mise en place, organization, sense of urgency and timing in a professional kitchen.
  • Demonstrate knife skills, hand tool, and equipment operation, emphasizing proper safety techniques. Identify and demonstrate knowledge and proper selection of equipment and utensils for specific baking applications.
  • Utilize standard weights and measures to demonstrate proper scaling and measurement techniques.
  • Define baking terms and identify and describe properties of ingredients and products and demonstrate utilization of these products.
  • Calculate a recipe conversion factor to make a desired quantity of a given recipe and compute the new ingredient quantities using the recipe conversion factor.
  • Discuss recipe modification to create more nutritionally beneficial baked goods and desserts.

Basic Pastry Core

Complete all (12 Hours)

Total 12 Credit Hours

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