CUL 118 - Introduction to Baking

Course Description

This course is designed for students seeking a career in Culinary Arts. In this intensive study of fundamental baking techniques, students will become familiar with baking operation and production. This course covers fundamental pastry and dessert recipes as well as the preparation of yeast dough. Also included are tortes, pies, tarts, and other desserts. Group 2 course.

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Required Prerequisites

ENG 99/108 or higher, MTH 08 or higher, CUL 110 may be taken concurrently

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Quantitative Reasoning

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Explain key concepts, terms, and relationships appropriate to professional baking.
  • Identify equipment and products used in professional bakeries.
  • Connect the use of baking methods to planned end results.
  • Demonstrate professional bakery production skills and baking methods.
  • Modify recipes to reflect the quantity needed for production.
  • Integrate quality baking methods to produce customer satisfaction.
  • Relate interactions between baking and design, sanitation and management.
Human Dimension:
  • Evaluate different life experiences, temperaments, and talents and how these traits positively affect group work.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Describe the impact of quality food service on successful bakeries.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Interpret standardized recipes to create various bakery items.
  • Determine appropriate baking skills and techniques in various commercial restaurant situations.