What We Do
Baking Arts combines a lecture and lab format designed to teach basic and advanced baking principles, basic and advanced baking methods and preparations, customer service skills, culinary math, and efficient working habits. Located off-campus, students take part in running a real bake shop and experience the realities of a professional work space.
Successful students in this program have these academic opportunities available to them.
- Dual Enrollment with New England Culinary Institute (A 10 week online course of
instruction plus an intensive weekend-long residency at NECI’s Montpelier campus).
- Articulation Agreement with Culinary Institute of America
- Fulfillment of the C.I.A.’s foodservice experience requirement.
- Possible ServSafe® Sanitation Certificate transfer credit.
- An annually renewable Articulation Grant of $4,000 (a total of
$16,000 for the bachelor’s program), and other scholarship opportunities.
- Waiver of the application fee for C.I.A.
- ServSafe® Managers Certification
- National Restaurant Association Baking Credential
- S/P2 Culinary Safety Certification
Vermont Proficiency-Based Graduation Indicators
While covering a full curriculum of content specific to this trade, students in this program will be trained and assessed on the following high school-level academic proficiencies using the following indicators from Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements. CVCC is currently in the process of aligning additional proficiency indicators for literacy and other academic areas; contact the Instructor for updates and more information. For more information about Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements, visit the VT Agency of Education’s website here.
- Math: 1a, 1c, 1d, 1e, 1f, 2a, 2c
- Science: 1d, 1e, 1g, 2c, 5h, 8a, 8h
Baking Arts Students use these industry-recognized texts, although others might be used throughout the year.
- Professional Baking, 5th Edition- Gisseln
- ServeSafe® Coursebook, 6th Edition- National Restaurant Association
- Culinary Math, 2nd Edition- American Technical Publishers
Recommended Reading Level
Baking Arts textbooks are books used by post-secondary culinary and baking arts
programs. Therefore, students will need to read and comprehend at a 10th to 12th grade level.
Recommended Math Skills
Successful students in this program should expect to master these math skills. Previous preparation and training in these areas are critical for academic success in this program.
- Fractions, decimals, and percentages
- Geometry (spatial abilities)
- Basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
CVCC Safety Exam
Every CVCC Program begins the year with a Safety Exam. Students are required to pass this safety exam before they can participate in program lab settings. For more information about these exams, contact the CVCC School Counseling Coordinator.
- ServSafe® Managers Certification (nationally recognized certificate)
Instructor: Wendy Clark
Phone: (802).476.6237 ext. 1275
Phone (bakeshop line): (802).622.0333
The Central Vermont Career Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color,
national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status in
admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.
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