For any beginner baker in India, the biggest challenge is becoming a certified professional baker capable of challenging at the very top. Why? Because finding premium baking schools isn’t all that easy.
Don’t get us wrong, there are quite a few baking schools where you learn to bake basic cakes, cupcakes, etc. but not many offer professional-grade courses that teach you the in and out of running and managing a bakery kitchen or home baking business.
But for Delhiites, this search is about to become a breeze. Why?
Well, our experts did all the research work for you and listed the best bakery courses in Delhi for 2020 where you can get international-level education without having to spend every rupee in the bank.
Best Bakery Courses in Delhi 2020
1) Truffle Nation (Baking Classes in South Delhi)
TruffleNation aims to bring a massive change in the way baking classes in Delhi work in order to make learning more interactive and detailed. Here’s all you should know about them.
Many of the baking classes in Delhi, especially the short-term ones are packed with students and mostly, only show you how to bake. While theoretically, that’s right, practically, they miss out on the point (nobody saw videos and became a professional).
TruffleNation aims to bring a change to this with its hands-on approach to learning where you are taught to handle commercial ovens, mixers, turntables, and other equipment by industry experts as you mix and bake.
Their teachers hail from some of the best 5-stars hotels in the country such as Taj Vivanta and with one trainer looking after just 4-5 students means you get special attention and guidance where needed.
When it comes courses there are plenty of options to choose from but the pick of the courses are the Diploma and Certification courses. The courses that not only make you a baking wizard but an entrepreneur. How?
Well, their in-depth marketing training. These sessions will include learning more about marketing research, competitor analysis, brand creating, running ads and so on. Also, part of the course is sessions on pricing all baked items, packing them for durability, restoring the items you can, staffing.
And the help doesn’t just end with your course. TruffleNation promises to stand by you forever. Yup, give them a call 5 years later and they will still help you out as you are there.
But if you do not want to go in full-time, you can also get their modules separately and start with just learning cookies or cupcakes. Plus, you can opt for weekend classes as well.
At the end of your professional courses, you will have all the help needed to find jobs and internships. In fact, top diploma students might even be offered an internship at TruffleNation which is a great learning experience on how to run and manage a live kitchen.
All the courses and pocket-friendly. For example, the Diploma will cost just Rs, 2,75,000 for 4-months in total which is about 2-3 lacs cheaper than some other schools in Delhi (in short, it is a bargain).
Missed the class due to sickness? Or was there a family issue that needed your attention? No problem, they understand and will make sure you get the class in a different batch.
Lastly, for any Delhiite, the metro is a lifeline when it comes to commuting, right? Well, TruffleNation is about a kilometer away from the Saket metro so reaching for your class on time should be no trouble.
I already told you they keep their batches small and this means you will have to act quickly and book your place as the seats are limited and full up in a flash especially for the Diploma batch.
2) ASSOCOM Institute of Bakery Technology & Management
AIBTM is another budget option with a variety of courses to offer for aspiring bakers living close to Greater Noida and also students coming from outside of Delhi. Here’s are their pros and cons.
Moving to Delhi for your baking course? AIBTM will make the process seamless. That is because unlike other baking schools in India AIBTM provides hostel room on their campus.
For students on a low budget, there are triple sharing rooms. If you are coming in the month of May or June and think you cannot bear the heat, there are triple sharing AC rooms. And if you are someone that likes to read and learn in private, get single private as well.
Talking about reading and learning, to promote than, there is also a library on the campus packed recipe books, baking guides, etc. There also laboratories and kitchen available for you to practice.
As for courses, their part-time evening courses in unique and perfect for office goers. Another unique course is the post-graduation in Patisserie and baking craft for anyone looking to further develop skills and add another certificate to their achievements.
There are also Diploma courses for newbies and a range of short term courses that you can look at especially if you are hesitant about going all in just yet.
Also, all training is hands-on with guest lectures, industrial visits a common theme with professional courses. Business planning is an added bonus.
As I mentioned above, they are also pretty cheap so if you are looking for quality education on a budget, they are another baking school in Delhi worth the consideration.
While business planning is part of the course, the marketing, etc. isn’t as detailed as at TruffleNation and there is no guarantee of assistance after your course.
Since Greater Noida is pretty from Delhi, traveling can be inconvenient and hostel charges are extra which adds to the overall expense.
3) Academy of Pastry and Culinary Arts
On the hunt for the best bakery courses in Delhi, Gurgaon? Well, your search ends at APCA and here’s why I think so.
Affiliated with City and Guild Guides, London, APCA offers you both pastry and culinary courses. These courses vary from a 9-month advanced Diploma to a 6-month Diploma. And if you wanted to learn both culinary arts and Pastry, the Dual course is perfect for you.
The Dual course and Advanced Diploma course are their most popular courses since they give you the chance to intern at cafes and restaurants outside of India.
You will learn about other cultures and their cuisines and this will help you come with uniques recipes as you will be able to experiment with flavors.
To be one of the best baking classes in Delhi, you have to go to have a faculty with experience and determination. Well, with award-winners amongst their ranks, they guarantee just that.
They also have guest lectures and workshops from industry experts along with visits to bakeries and cafes to help you better understand the ins and outs.
Lastly, you can also get in touch with them and know about the hostels they have partnered with in case you are an outstation student. The hostel and PGs and pretty good.
They are on the expensive side with the Diploma course costing well over 2 lacs when compared to TruffleNation and AIBTM. But if you do not want to travel to South Delhi and intern abroad, you won’t be disappointed.
Also, they have no marketing and food photography lessons included in any of the courses which is a huge minus point for anyone wanting to start their baking business.