Department of HAFT Hospitality Management
Certificate Course in Craft Bakery & Confectionery
There is mystery in the way that simple ingredients - flour, water, yeast, salt, sugar - are transformed into bread or cake. But the process need not be mystifying. In fact, it is easy when you understand why. Revealing the 'why' and 'how' of bakery and confectionery and giving a hands-on experience, is the essence of this course. It engages beginners, enthusiasts and culinary professionals alike in a fascinating journey of culinary delights.
Mon-Fri 8.30 am - 4.30 pm Saturdays when required
The course in Bakery and Confectionery is conducted by the Department of HAFT Hospitality Management of the Sophia Polytechnic, and is one of the most prestigious programmes in the city.
This certificate course conducted by HAFT enjoys high credibility with all 5 star hotels.
Our students are empowered through practical and theoretical knowledge on all aspects of baking and confectionery.
All facilities of the HAFT department are extended to students of this course
Spacious Bakery with Air-conditioned Chocolate Room.
Well ventilated classrooms with O.H.P. and LCD projection facilities.
An extensive and well equipped air-conditioned library.
Excellent hostel facilities for girls.
Seven months industrial training is provided with some of the finest hotels in the city.
Students are provided with modern state-of-the-art equipment to work with.
There is continuous interaction between students and experts in this field.
Students are taken on an annual culinary tour to select cities in India.
On completion of this course students can work in hotels, cruise liners, catering outlets or set up their own business.
Please Note: Students are required to read the prospectus thoroughly.
Forms for all courses are issued and accepted by the Polytechnic only after May 2nd till the 1st week of June approximately.
A separate admission form should be submitted for each course that is selected.
A personal interview is held in June. Details can be had from the Administrative Office. Outstation students (India only) will be informed of the date of interview by post. Students residing in Mumbai should look at the Polytechnic notice board.
The results of the final selection will be displayed on the notice board.
Students are expected to pay their fees within 48 hours of the selection. Failing this, the seat will be given to another student.
The students must submit the following documents with their admission form. These will not be returned.
Photocopy of the H.S.C. mark sheet
Photocopy of School Leaving Certificate, or any other official certificate showing date of birth
2 photogrpahs of the candidate ( 4cms. x 5 cms.)
Assesment Norms and Certification
Highly experienced and trained faculty gives individual attention to each student.
The work of students is displayed at the Annual Exhibition of the Polytechnic which invites professionals from the hotel industry.
Canteen, Individual Lockers, Basketball Court, Audio Visual Room, Auditorium and Conference Room.
Bakery terms and definitions
Milling of wheat grain and its history
Bread faults/bread improvers
Staling and anti-staling agents
Chemical and physical changes during fermentation
Effects of salt, sugar, fat and moisture on dough
Layout and setup of a bakery
Measurement conversion table
Eight golden rules of recipe balancing
Characteristics of a good cake
Cake decoration+icings and techniques
Classical bakery products
Examinations are held at the end of each term. Student achievement is further judged through a system of internal assessment.
On no account will supplementary examinations be held for any Institute test or examination.
Institute Diplomas and Certificates are awarded three months after completion of the course on payment of a fee.