Baking & Pastry Arts Technical Standards

Skills and abilities

Students must demonstrate and/or possess the following:

  • Ability to work with others, as a team and in close quarters
  • Ability to meet performance standards for assigned tasks and duties
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, hands-on environment
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and meet performance standards
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
  • Tell time using an analog clock
  • Understand written recipes, procedures, prep lists and other related notes and print them prior to attending class
  • Manage personal workflow under time pressure and resolve questions and problems with instructor
  • Self-manage medical and emotional conditions

Physical demands

  • Standing and/or walking throughout the entire class
  • Subject to cleaning chemicals, heat, moisture, steam, humidity, open flames, cooking odors, refrigeration/freezer temperatures, loud noises and occasional wet floors
  • Using and/or operating knives, power equipment, cooking equipment and cleaning equipment
  • Lifting upwards of 50 pounds, standing for up to eight hours, walking quickly, using hands/fingers to handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms, climbing or balancing, talking or hearing
  • Stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and tasting or smelling class preparations
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception
  • Provide doctor’s note allowing student to work with common food allergens, while pregnant and/or short-term trauma/disability
  • No support animals shall be allowed in the kitchen area

I have read the above and acknowledge that I possess the required skills and abilities and can demonstrate the physical demands listed above.

I attended an information session prior to starting my Hospitality, Culinary or Baking classes.

*Those missing the information session must meet with the department head, program director or chef instructor prior to attending any class.