Baking & Pastry

  • Participate in the operation of the Osprey’s Nest Café
  • Visit many professional businesses in the industry
  • Compete against peers where students are given a time limit and an item to prepare similar to many popular cooking shows


The Baking & Pastry class is designed to prepare those students who wish to enter the competitive field of professional baking. This class will provide students with an understanding of the ingredients and methods used in creating breads, pastries, cookies and other desserts. Students learn how dairy, fruits, flour and chocolate come into play with pastry and baking. The fundamentals of dough and basic decorating skills are covered, and this pastry and baking class also introduces students to baking equipment and baking costs. The baking lab for the class is a large commercial kitchen that is licensed and approved by the State of Maine. The students work with all the same equipment and organizational tools that are found in professional kitchens.


  • ServSafe Food Handler

Concurrent Enrollments

  • Southern Maine Community College (3 Credits)

Cocurricular Opportunities

  • Skills USA
    • Wedding Cake Decorating
    • Commercial Baking
    • Restaurant Service
    • Customer Service

Potential Careers

  • Baker
  • Pastry Chef
  • Cake Designer/Decorator
  • Bread Artisan
  • Chocolatier
  • Food Stylist
  • Research and Development 
  • Food Blogger
  • Food Journalist