Baking and patisserie
Whether it's great tasting pies, hand-shaped artisan breads or spectacularly decorated cakes, the baking industry is always evolving. As a skilled baker you could get a slice of this action.
Our baking programmes deliver all the practical skills you need from cakes, biscuit, pastry and bread making to the fundamentals of patisserie in our bakery, fitted out with the relevant commercial equipment.
You will learn core skills in literacy, numeracy and communication and get hands-on experience in your practical lessons and on bakery sale days.
As an MIT graduate you will have a high rate of success finding work in your chosen field. With this qualification, you have the opportunity to work in bakeries, cake shops, cafes, catering, supermarket instore bakeries and many more.
I have always been a passionate home-baker. So after 29 years of being a beauty therapist, I decided to undergo study at MIT. I came and chatted with the lecturers about the course and I was excited to hear about the opportunities it would give me career-wise.
The lecturers were exciting so I decided to embark on a new educational journey. The timetable suits and also gave me the flexibility to work part-time.
MIT has been a journey of new skills, new friends, and new challenges. Enrol now and let your baking journey begin because you never know where it will Bake you. The caliber of lecturers makes MIT unique, particularly Ralph Schmidt, he has a wealth of knowledge, he makes learning fun and exciting, and his experience is something you really can't put a price on. Not only does he set you up with skills in a bakery environment. He teaches you life skills.
"The field trips and industry-based knowledge became invaluable when setting up my own business. One and half years later I’m running a very successful bakery, which I could not have done without my MIT qualification. I can’t speak highly enough about studying here: it was the best year ever. What MIT invested in me, I’m paying back to the New Zealand economy.”
"I chose MIT because it was the only school where I could complete both the baking and patisserie training in one year, and it offered real-life experience through student-run shop days.
The lecturers were extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and helpful. Because of MIT’s excellent training and great facilities, I had the right skills to get a job straight after I finished the course.
Nicest of all, my customers tell me my bread and quiches are the best they’ve tasted outside of Europe!”
“I checked out MIT before I enrolled and met the lecturers, who were friendly, patient, and passionate – I was hooked.
The programme covers it all and you can branch off in any field, but the part I loved best was breadmaking – bread is food for the soul. The qualification helped tremendously and gave me the confidence to enter what was a new trade for me. My employer is a former MIT graduate so she knew what I could bring to the job. One year ago I was in a boring desk job; now I’m getting paid to do what I love!”
"No two days are the same, the weather is different, we do things differently, the seasons are different, the flowers are different, we have to adjust our recipes all the time. Even now after 15 years, I'm still learning every day. If you love good food, and you love to eat, that's what will motivate you to go into the industry. That's why I started in the industry."
Business owner and MIT lecturer
"MIT is the only place where baking is taught at diploma level. After completing the course here, students can start working in industry or start their own business. The course teaches them all the skills and knowledge required to be successful in the industry."