Pastry and Bakery Professional Course

Next starting dates

June 12, 2024

Location

Sofia, Bulgaria

Duration

7 weeks

Tuition fees

€1400

Pastry and Bakery Professional Course

Details about the Pastry and Bakery Program

Program Overview

  • Tired of the hit-or-miss approach of YouTube tutorials? Ever wondered about the precise science behind activating yeast for optimal results? Does the idea of mastering the art of tempering chocolate or baking perfect croissants occupy your thoughts?
  • Look no further than our Pastry and Bakery course! We’ve given our curriculum a facelift, aligning it with the latest trends, techniques, and industry requirements to ensure you’re at the forefront of pastry education.
  • In this dynamic 7-week professional certificate course, dive into a hands-on learning experience. We go beyond the basics, introducing you to the cutting-edge concepts and applications crucial for success in the industry. Our expert instructors spill the beans on the secrets of classical desserts, pastry techniques, and bread preparation. Plus, you’ll get hands-on with chocolate, sugar, and cake crafting.
  • This immersive program demands commitment and regular attendance, ensuring you hone your skills effectively.
  • Upon completing the 7-week Pastry and Bakery Course you can have 2 weeks optional internship in our teaching restaurant Talents and HRC Bakery.
  • All students are granted an internationally accredited Pastry and Bakery Professional Certificate.

Entry requirements

  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Successfully obtained certificate for 10th grade/high school diploma
  • Foodie at heart and passion for cooking
  • Good command of the English language (B1 level)
  • Readiness for full-time attendance

Next starting dates

We have two intakes per year. The next starting dates are as follows:

Intake 2024:

  • June 12

Intake 2025:

  • January 6
  • June – date to be confirmed

Application deadlines

Applications are open all year round, however, depending on your citizenship and visa status there might be some delay.

Affordable Tuition fees

  • Read more about our fees and refund policy here.

Admission process

Step 1
Fill in the application form.

Step 2
We will get in touch with you to give you additional information and answer your questions.

Step 3
You need to book an appointment for an online interview. We would like to have a friendly chat to understand your proficiency in English and learn more about why you choose to study at HRC Culinary Academy.

HRC teachers

Your Instructors

Viktor Svetoslavov

Viktor Svetoslavov

Chef Viktor started his studies at the HRC Academy after years of professional experience, turning his passion for culinary arts into his career path. He trained at the Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, a luxury hotel with Michelin restaurant in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. Afterwards he spent a year at the Sea Island Resort Golf and Spa in Georgia, USA. His culinary experience also includes positions in Bulgaria and in the Kempinski group in Germany. Chef Viktor is a well-rounded professional with an additional degree in Marketing and Management and has a proven track record in human resources management, and business operation management. Chef’s favorites are Artisan bread making.

Alexander Ivanchev

Alexander Ivanchev

Chef Alex Ivanchev is a pastry chef with over 10 years of professional experience. After his education at HRC Academy, he had the opportunity to train with some of the best pastry chefs in the industry, including Stephan Treand (MOF), Quentin Bailly (world champion), Bastien Girard (world champion), Pierre Herme, and many others. He is […]

Viktorija Baltutyte

Viktorija Baltutyte

Having graduated our culinary academy (HRC Culinary Academy) she has a vast international experience in the hospitality industry since 2013! Victorija has worked in numerous highly regarded kitchens across the globe! So far her journey has brought her back to Sofia where she develops her professional and personal skills at Nikolas0/360, where she is the sous-chef! Together with her team they hold prizes such as "Best Restaurant" in Bulgaria 2017, Best Signature Cuisine 2017, 2018 and multiple other awards. In 2015 she aces the 1st place for the best Pastry chef in a culinary competition organised by the American Culinary Federation! Victorija is passionate about bold flavors and experimenting in the kitchen! One of her main strives is to promote women being chefs as she believes that in a male-dominated field, female chefs find the best way to get ahead is to support one another!

Yovelina Minkova

Yovelina Minkova

Chef Yovelina serves as an Assistant Chef Instructor to Semester 1 students at HRC, where she imparts her knowledge and culinary artistry to the next generation of aspiring chefs. She has cultivated a diverse culinary journey shaped by her experiences in international settings and interactions with people from various cultures. Her passion for creating exceptional […]

Course Disciplines

Pastry and Bakery Course disciplines

The main teaching modules, all taught exclusively in English:

  • Pastry & Bakery Fundamentals Theory
  • Baking & Pastry Techniques
  • Trends
  • Bread Preparation
  • Individual Desserts/Eclairs & Travel cakes
  • Individual Desserts/Tartalettes & Pies
  • Chocolate & Decorations/Pate de fruit
  • Cakes & Entremet
  • Restaurant desserts components
  • Finishing and decoration
  • 2-week long optional internship in restaurant Talents and HRC Bakery

Pastry and Bakery Course disciplines

The main teaching modules, all taught exclusively in English:

  • Pastry & Bakery Fundamentals Theory
  • Baking & Pastry Techniques
  • Trends
  • Bread Preparation
  • Individual Desserts/Eclairs & Travel cakes
  • Individual Desserts/Tartalettes & Pies
  • Chocolate & Decorations/Pate de fruit
  • Cakes & Entremet
  • Restaurant desserts components
  • Finishing and decoration
  • 2-week long optional internship in restaurant Talents and HRC Bakery
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Benefits of our Pastry & Bakery program

Industry-Relevant Knowledge

Our program isn’t just about recipes; it’s a deep dive into the essentials for a successful career. From working with chocolate and sugar to crafting cakes, we cover it all to prepare you for the real-world challenges of the industry.

Best Value for Money

HRC Academy provides by far the best value for money and is one of the most affordable, high-quality pastry&bakery educational programs on the globe.

Facilities

Our brand new 2.500 sq. m. training facility provides state-of-the-art kitchen labs, a 100-seat Demo theatre, a bakery kitchen, a chocolate atelier, a culinary library and everything else you need to get the best learning experience.

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