Ask any professional baker and they will tell you that the biggest challenge they faced was finding out where to begin. After all, for long, whether it is Delhi, Mumbai or Bangalore, these cities have lacked a professional-grade baking school.
And not everyone can afford courses abroad, right? Thankfully, it is all about to change
Below we listed the best bakery courses in Delhi. These courses cover a variety of skills that includes cakes, cookies, European pastries, etc. and also give you the chance to become a certified baker without having to spend 35 lacs to 40 lacs.
So let’s dig right into each course’s pros and cons so you can make an informed buying decision.
Best Bakery Courses in Delhi for 2020
1) Truffle Nation (Best Baking Classes in South Delhi)
Truffle nation is the ultimate combination of cost-effectiveness and detailed learning. Here’s all you need to know about them
For a bakery to be successful it needs both quality products and makes you bucket loads of money, right?
To make the bakery so profitable you need in-depth knowledge of pricing items, developing your recipes, marketing, producing items cost-effectively, suppliers that provide you equipment and ingredients on the cheap, etc.
And Truffle Nation is the only baking school that teaches you everything. Yup, they are one of the very few schools to include marketing as part of their professional Diploma and Certification courses.
Here’s you’ll learn all about creating social media pages, running ads, doing market research, etc. Similarly, sessions on pricing, cost-cutting, staffing are also held regularly.
At the end of these professional bakery courses, you are also offered all the help needed with job placements and internships. In fact, the best Diploma students get the chance to intern at Truffle nation itself and learn to run a live kitchen on a day to day basis.
And if you were wanted part-time bakery courses, there are plenty to choose from like Cookie making, Bread Making, Chocolate Artistry, etc. Even weekend classes are available if you do not have time to learn baking full-time.
All of their courses are pretty cheap. For example, part-time courses cost anything between 15k to 30k whereas the Diploma costs just Rs. 2,75,000 (at least 2-3 lacs cheaper than other professional courses).
Plus, the courses are shorter as the Diploma course in just 4-months long so you can get to some real-time work way before most other students.
Lastly, the school also allows you to make up for lost classes (though you must have a genuine reason) and is just about a km away from the Saket metro station for easy commuting.
Unlike many other schools, Truffle nation holds smaller batches so every student gets individual attention from the trainers but there’s a downside to it as well.
This means seats that upcoming batches fill up faster leaving you little time to make up your mind.
2) Academy of Pastry Arts India (Best Baking Classes in Gurugram)
From Gurugram to Bangalore, the Academy of Pastry Arts has built itself quite the rapport amongst professionals in the industry and we know just why.
For starters, they have one of the topmost faculty, especially at their Delhi branch. This includes some award-winners ranging from Gold Medal Winner for Pastry Queen India 2017, Gold Medal Winner in India Pastry Cup 2017 to Gold Medal Winner In Callebaut Patisserie Of The Year.
And who wouldn’t want to learn from them right? Maybe even go ahead and participate in any of these competitions themselves.
To help you to that level the Academy holds 700+ hours of hands-on classes with the best of ingredients and equipment.
With the 9-month Diploma course, you can also go to Malaysia for an internship without paying a rupee extra and learn to manage a live kitchen with the experts there (and of course, enjoy a little bit yourself).
For you part-timers, there are weekend classes whether you go with the pastry course or the short-term culinary course. You can also learn the best of both worlds with the dual course but keep in mind it costs more and lasts for 3-years.
Any classes you missed with a valid reason or prior notice will be compensated and all your baked goods are packed and give to you for sharing with your family and friends.
Their collaboration with hostels and PG’s makes it effortless for outstation students to find accommodations that are hygienic and provide quality food.
Compared to Truffle Nation, their Diploma course offers pretty much the same recipes except it takes longer and costs about 2-3 lacs more.
To top it, you are neither trained in marketing or food photography which are important skills to survive as a home bakery or bakery owner.
3) International Institute of Culinary Arts, New Delhi
With a long history to back Chef IICA’s claim of being one of the best bakery courses in Delhi, any list would have been incomplete without them. Read about their pros and cons below.
Training at Chef IICA is also all hands-on and done under the supervision of trainers that have prior experience at 5-star hotels. The use of the latest mixers and quality ingredients further makes the learning process detailed.
This in-depth learning has produced chefs that have found placements at top cafes around the world including the Maze Grill by Chef Gordon Ramsay, The Lalit, Taj, etc. Oh, and the entire process of placement is made easy as they promise 100% assistance to every student.
There are also various Hobby Courses to choose from. These courses can range from 1-month to 3-months and you also get the flexibility to choose the weekend classes.
There are branches in both Delhi and Gurugram so if you are considering checking out Chef IICA, you have the option to pick one nearest to you.
The batch size for every course here is about 20 students which we believe is quite big and beginners won’t get the individual attention needed when mixing, kneading, etc.
Lastly, the courses are not only longer than required but also cost more compared to Truffle Nation. For example, the 1-year baking course costs about Rs. 3,00,000+.
Best Bakery Courses in Delhi: Conclusion
Truffle Nation stands well above the pack in the race for the best baking classes in Delhi and with good reason. Quality hands-on training continued help years after your course ends for opening a bakery and easy accessibility are just some of the reasons in a long list.
So stop wasting precious time and visit their official website to check out the Truffle Nation course fee and request a callback. Their team of counselors will make enrolling a breeze.
Academy of Pastry Arts and IICA are respected schools as well, no doubt, but their higher cost and lack of training in entrepreneurial skills mean they aren’t suitable for everyone.