If you are really want to live the dream and start your own bakery or home baking business then there are 3-4 things that are simply put, Indispensable.
- Firstly, you need to learn how to bake 3-tier cakes, 3D cakes, cookies, cold-set desserts, etc. and price them
- Secondly, you should know how to reach out to potential customers through social media or other marketing forms
- And lastly, you should have in-depth knowledge about ingredients so you can experiment and develop your own recipes
Get these wrong and you could be one of the 80% bakeries that close within the first 5-years.
Yup, running a profitable bakery requires more than just baking skills which means you will need expert guidance. Thankfully, we know exactly where to find it. Here are the best bakery courses in Delhi.
Best Bakery Courses in Delhi
1) Truffle Nation
Hands down the best, Truffle Nation is one of few baking schools in Delhi that delivers on all 3 points mentioned above and more. Here’s everything you need to know about them.
First and foremost, with Truffle Nation, gone are the days when you had to wait for 6-12 months of even more to become a certified baker.
You can get your Diploma in just 4 months thus giving you a headstart over the rest. And their fees of 2,75,000 means they are pocket-friendly as well.
But is the course as detailed and training that good?
Well, the training is 100% hands-on so you learn to bake every recipe from scratch yourself and the course includes pretty much anything and everything needed to start a home business or a bakery (from cakes to even Lebanese platters, it has got it all).
And if you happen to make a mistake, the teachers here give you individual attention and 1 teacher is assigned for every 4-5 students.
Plus, at the end of your Diploma course, you even get the opportunity to intern with Truffle Nation where you will further develop your skills and learn to manage and run a live kitchen.
But the biggest benefit of them all is the deep-dive marketing sessions. These classes will train you to turn your bread into profit through social media marketing, running ads on Google, etc. and on and Truffle Nation is the only bakery course providing these classes.
Plus, your relationship with the teachers does not just end after your course. Even if you need help 10 months after the course, you can get in touch with them.
There is also a wide range of part-time bakery courses on the cheap that all your hobbyist bakers can grab. And irrespective of your course, all that you bake is packed and given to you to take home.
If you have work or are doing your studies, you can also take weekend classes. Lastly, the Truffle Nation Saket branch is a mere 1-minute walk from the Saket Metro Station making it easily accessible for all students.
While the smaller batch size is a boon in terms of training as it helps every student get the attention of the teacher, there’s a good chance you may miss out on the batch if you do not hurry up and enroll.
Thankfully, the enrolment process is easy and you can even pay course fees in installments.
2) Academy of Pastry Arts India
Looking for the best baking classes in Delhi, Gurugram? Then the Academy of Pastry Arts is worth checking out and here’s why.
While almost every baking school has faculty that are experienced and skilled not many can boast of teachers that are actual award winners.
From a Gold Medal at Pastry Queen India 2017 to Gold Medal at India Pastry Cup 2017, this Academy gives you the opportunity to train under some of the most impressive chefs you will ever come across.
Also, they have courses from everyone. That means you can learn baking, culinary arts or become a master at both through their Dual course.
Their Pastry Arts course can vary from 6 months to 9 months but for beginners, we recommend the 9-month course as good performance means a 1-month internship program in Malaysia awaits you.
Did you fall ill and happen to miss a few classes. If you have a genuine reason, no worries, extra classes will be provided to you so you never miss out on an important lesson.
And since the Academy of Pastry Arts has partnered with a variety of hostels in Gurugram, students planning to move to the city just for the courses should have no trouble finding accommodation that is both cheap and hygienic.
Academy of Pastry Arts is one of the most expensive baking schools in Delhi and their 6-month diploma can cost you around 5 lacs and thus may not be affordable for everyone.
Also, they do not have any marketing or photography lessons. This means anyone planning to open a bakery still has a lot to learn to get it right.
3) Assocom Institute of Bakery Technology & Management (AIBTM)
If you live in Greater Noida, there’s good news for you. You too can get certified as a bakery without having to travel all the way to Saket or Gurugram. Here’s what you should know about AIBTM.
From a postgraduate diploma, Certification courses to short-term courses, home bakery courses, and even evening bakery courses, AIBTM offers plenty to choose from depending on your time, budget and goals.
But whatever the course, you will get to work with modern mixers, ovens and finest of ingredients as the training is hands-on.
If you go for the professional courses, there is a constant stream of guest lectures from the top International chefs and industry experts. This helps students get a deeper insight into the industry and further develop their skills and knowledge.
But that’s not all.
There are also kitchen visits, industry visits, seminars and workshops by experts to look forward to.
AIBTM also has its own hostels thus outstation students looking to enroll do not have to worry about accommodation. But keep in mind these are on a first come first serve basis and require a booking fee of Rs. 10,000.
Best Bakery Classes in Delhi: Our Verdict
You want to start your own bakery and turn it into a million-dollar business, right? Well, then I am going to say it again, just baking won’t cut it.
You need to know pricing, staffing and more importantly, marketing and Truffle Nation with its certification and Diploma courses, is definitely your best bet.
So if you haven’t yet, go check out Truffle Nation course fees and request a callback right away.
But if you are willing to pay higher and also wan to learn culinary arts, then IICA and Academy of Pastry Arts are also good choices.