Best on-line pastry programs (non-degreed)


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Our son has a learning disability and consequently it takes him longer to learn what he needs to know to pursue his passion for baking. He is pursuing a certificate at a local community college, and has worked part-time at a well regarded bakery for the last two years. However, he has slower than average processing speed (a language based learning disability) and while he is flawless when given a recipe to follow, he has trouble remembering multi-part verbal instructions. He asked me to find an on-line curricuulum he can use to bolster his skills. We have the French Pastry School Butter book, but that is less a curriculum than a reference. Thanks!
 
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Not online school per se because you really can’t teach a baking online.

Baking must be learned hands-on.

The San Francisco Baking Institute (SFBI) has a series of videos to demonstrate the fundamentals of baking.

It’s probably the most affordable way to learn the basics online.

Butter Book is for home bakers, not for professionals. It’s good, but still geared towards home baking. And they make up their own terminology. For example, they have some oddball name for Desired Dough Temperature (DDT).

DDT is standard procedure in every bakery. If he used the odd name Butter Book uses, No one will know what the heck he’s talking about.

San Francisco Baking Institute was founded by Michel Suas. Just google him-he is legend in the bakery business.


SFBI had a textbook by Suas as well.

 
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Not online school per se because you really can’t teach a baking online.

Baking must be learned hands-on.

The San Francisco Baking Institute (SFBI) has a series of videos to demonstrate the fundamentals of baking.

It’s probably the most affordable way to learn the basics online.

Butter Book is for home bakers, not for professionals. It’s good, but still geared towards home baking. And they make up their own terminology. For example, they have some oddball name for Desired Dough Temperature (DDT).

DDT is standard procedure in every bakery. If he used the odd name Butter Book uses, No one will know what the heck he’s talking about.

San Francisco Baking Institute was founded by Michel Suas. Just google him-he is legend in the bakery business.


SFBI had a textbook by Suas as well.

Thank you so much!
 

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