Training and Education
Have you ever witnessed the way a true craftsman judges his products? The product is being broken, the texture is being felt and looked at. Thereafter the nose goes in the product. As a final check-up is tasting the product. Then the craftsman can make a decision on what kind of ingredients there are used, and what he needs to improve. So that in the end he will be satisfied with the quality of his product.
It is the experience that we want to give our students. To use all your senses. And let yourself be led by the product in its processes and ingredients.
In our training programs, we start with a basic product. And from that base we build it with the subject of the course. Every day we start with the theory, so that we can put theory into practice that you have been taught earlier that day. At the end of the day we close with an evaluation, so that we have a good vision on what we have learned. For the following day we will refresh earlier lessons and continue building your knowledge.
A balanced approach of theory and practice, makes that you’ll leave with more experience and know-how & why to your bakery before you came to us.
Training your staff in R&D and implementing in production.
When training other R&D and process technologist we often see that basic raw material understanding is present, but how they interact is difficult to envision. In particularly when we are discussing processes, different means of processing and how they interact. By using visual explanation and sometimes simple techniques as show and tell we can reach a tremendous step in deducting functionalities in relation to results. This in its turn can be very valuable in the cases where troubleshooting is required and next steps in either process improvement of product development can be made to get closer to a proper result: this requires however that mistakes should be made and no better way to make them in an environment where it has no huge negative impact on production line efficiencies.
We offer courses in every level of bakery technology, from Introduction to more advanced. Online and offline.
When training on location is limited. We believe that there is always a way and the possibilities of online training are endless. By phone or virtual meetings we can still make big improvements. Bakery Academy is there to support and guide you in the right direction.
We also have several online courses. Click the link below to get to our online learning envirement.
Cookies & Biscuits
This intermediate level course will give you an understanding of ingredients and processes and how they interact in cookies and biscuits. Different kinds of raw materials such as flours, sugars and syrups , fat, leavening and liquids will be discussed
Cookies & Biscuits
In this novice level course you will gain basic knowledge about ingredients and processes on cookies and biscuits. With insights of chocolate chip, shortbread and oatmeal cookies.
This course will give you an understanding of ingredients and processes and how they interact in cakes. Different kinds of cakes will be in practice such as sponge, traditional cake and muffins
In this novice level course you will gain basic knowledge about ingredients and processes for breads, yeast and sourdough. With a practicum of hamburger buns.
Most of our courses, given at location of your choice, are based on ingredients and processes. Training on the job, focusses specifically on your production line and its products.
Some people are blessed by learning from a book, understanding it immediately and are able to transform this new knowledge to their daily practice. For most people this is not case or not entirely the case…: seeing how it’s done, exchanging experiences with other people create a better and enhanced understanding of knowledge. This is exactly the strength of offline courses:
- Interacting with your course leader(s)
- Interacting with fellow course followers
- Different environment and atmosphere compared to regular work situation
By visiting our Innovation Centre or coming to our partner ZDS in Solingen, Germany, we create an environment where all can be asked, mistakes are allowed and seen as obligatory to learn.