Turn Your Baking into a Business with Pastry Training
Are you thinking of turning your baking addiction into a profitable business? Unemployment in South Africa is at an all-time high. In fact, in 2018, the unemployment rate in South Africa was 26,7%. As a country with one of the highest unemployment rates in the world, many foodies are turning their culinary passion into profits. And, it just so happens that the pastry industry is thriving.
A diverse, lucrative profession where you do not need a higher education to get started – not only is this trade financially rewarding, but it’s also a creative, fun line of work that can be home-based. A pastry chef can work anywhere they lay down their measuring spoons. They get to do what they love and they get to showcase their unique creations while servicing an in-demand market. But, competition in this industry is fierce, which is why it’s important to have the right training.
Because South Africa is one of the most reputable countries in the world to study patisserie, it means that there are many culinary schools to be found here,– but none are as distinguished and reputable as Chefs Training & Innovation Academy. Whether you’re an aspiring chef looking for work in restaurants or a foodie seeking inspiration to start your own home-based baking operation, our pastry training courses are a solid choice for beginners and experienced bakers. If you’re passionate about starting your own business, here are two pastry training programmes we highly recommend:
- 12-Month Professional Pastry Programme – This course covers step-by-step dough preparation, recipe development, sugar art, decorative media, costing, packaging, storing, and health and safety. Once complete, not only will you be ready to manage or start your own baking operation, but we also help with industry placement.
- 2-Month CTIA Innovation in Pastry Programme – Although short, this programme is intensive and covers ingredients and their functions, the essential techniques of cakes and chocolate, recipe formulas, step-by-step dough preparation, decorating cakes by hand, sugar art, and the fundamentals of commercial baking.
Whatever your reason for wanting to pursue a career as a pastry chef, make sure that you enrol in one of our pastry training programmes at Chefs Training & Innovation Academy in Centurion, Cape Town, or Durban. Our courses are vital for anyone working with food and selling it to the public, and we look forward to helping you achieve your goal.