You are a passionate baker and have a dream to start your own cafe or maybe a home baking business but have no clue where you could get the required training.
Internation schools are too expensive and full of hassles while finding a state of the art baking school in India seems impossible, right? Well, we get it.
And this is why we decided to do a series of posts on the top baking schools starting with the best bakery courses in Delhi. These schools will turn you into a pro at not just baking Indian sweets but also international bread and pastries.
You can also become a certified baker.
Then here’s where you can enroll.
Best Bakery Courses in Delhi for 2020
1) Truffle Nation (Best Baking Classes in South Delhi)
Irrespective of where you live in Delhi, Truffle Nation is the dream baking school for any aspiring baker whether a professional or newbie and are a few reasons why.
The whole purpose of the bakery is to sell your lip-smacking products, right? But to sell you need to reach out to the masses and for that, you need to learn marketing.
Unfortunately, there are hardly any baking schools in India that cover this core-skillset except, Truffle Nation. Yup, part of their professional courses like the Diploma and Certification course are deep-dive marketing sessions.
In these sessions, you’ll be taught the A-Z of marketing. This also includes market research setting up your Facebook and Instagram accounts, running ads on them, Facebook retargeting and so on.
You will also be taught how to price every item you bake, save expenses, how to get raw materials on the cheap, store items so they last longer, hire staff, etc.
And when you are done with your Diploma and pass with flying colors, you will have the golden opportunity to intern at Truffle nation and improve your recipe development and management skills furthermore.
And if you are just here to learn to bake some yummy cookies or tarts for your family and friends, Truffle Nation has got you covered as well with their wide range of part-time bakery courses.
All training is hands-on (even in their workshops) so you get to bake from scratch all by yourself under the guidance of their experts. 1 trainer for every 4-5 students means the trainers are able to give special attention to anyone that needs it.
But the biggest benefit is that they are pocket-friendly. Their professional courses are not only comparatively shorter but also cost about 2-3 lacs lesser than other baking classes in Delhi.
Furthermore, their Malviya Nagar and Saket branch are very close from respective metro stations on the yellow line making commuting hassle-free. And if you happen to miss a class due to sickness or other genuine reasons, they will even accommodate you in a future class.
Lastly, they are also going to be releasing online courses so make sure you keep on eye out on their social media for updates on that.
While smaller batches are great news for students, if you are looking to enroll, hurry up as the seats fill up really quickly.
2) International Institute of Culinary Arts, New Delhi
With multiple branches in Delhi, Chef IICA has been in the game for about 10+ years now and can boast of some amazing placements. Here’s more about them.
Since they have been in the industry for so long, Chef IICA has connections pretty much all over the world and with those connections come amazing job opportunities.
From 5-stars like Taj, Lalit and Maurya to restaurants abroad such as the Maze Grill, Tresind in Dubai, Chef IICA have one of the most lucrative placement portfolios.
Professional course students have a 100% job assistance assurance. This means whether it is making a resume, mock interviews, you will be guided from the very first step to the last.
But to nail those jobs it is your skills that count. For that, Chef IICA has a team of experienced chefs to guide you through your training, training that is all hands-on and even includes detailed theory lessons to help you understand the ingredients and the process better.
Even their hobby courses are detailed and since they have branches both in Delhi and Gurugram, you can pick one that is easier to reach.
Chef IICA is good but on the expensive side as a professional course here will cost you over 3 lacs compared to the Rs. 2,75,000 at Truffle nation.
Also, the batch sizes for the courses are about 20 students. This means the attention of the trainer is more divided and often students do not get the attention needed.
3) Academy of Pastry and Culinary Arts (Best Baking Classes in Gurugram)
Last but not least on the list of the best baking classes in Delhi in APCA and there’s plenty to love about them as well, especially if you live near Gurugram.
Well, which aspiring baker wouldn’t want to be in the presence of award-winners like Gold Medalist for Pastry Queen India 2017, right? Well, At APCA, you get more, you even get to learn your art from them.
And this irrespective of whether you go for the professional course, part-time courses or just weekend classes.
To top that, your entire training session will be 92% hands-on with theory sessions as well. In total, their Diploma courses give you about 800 hours of intense training.
And if your course happened to be a 9-month Diploma, you’ll also have the chance to intern in countries. like Malaysia where you get to learn about a different culture, cuisine, etc.
APCA also has courses for those that want to learn both baking and culinary arts. Their combination course in one of a kind 3-year course that will make you the ultimate chef.
There are also plenty of part-time and weekend courses that you can opt for in case you have college or work and cannot give your entire time for classes.
Oh, and if you happen to be a student outside of Delhi planning to study with APCA, they have partnered with nearby hostels and PGs to give you the best of accommodations for the entirety of the course.
One of the few reasons why the APCA does not top the list of the best baking classes in Delhi is the high cost. They are one of the most expensive baking schools thought no doubt, they have their pros as well.
Also, the school isn’t the easiest to reach as it some distance from the metro station. Furthemore, they also do not have marketing or food photography as part of their cirriculum which is a huge loss for those dreaming of starting a baking business.