Amity School of Hospitality organises a “Short Term Bakery and Confectionary Programme

Amity School of Hospitality organized a “Short Term Bakery and Confectionary Programme” from 12th May 2014 to 16th May 2014 at Amity School of Hospitality, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida. The programme started with the presence of Ms. Pooja Chauhan which help in boosting baking spirit of the participants.

The programme was conducted for the students, faculties and staff of Amity Universe as well as outside participants by the bakery chefs – Chef Ajeet Kumar Singh, Chef Pramod Pathak and Sr. kitchen assistant Mr. Anand Rawat, Ms. Preetika Chadha Kaushik lend a helping hand in organizing the programme. This programme was meant enhance the culinary skills of non professionals/ professionals and at the same time provide an exciting platform to gain knowledge from professional’s chefs.  The programme was attended by faculty and students of AIB, ALS and Amity International School, Noida. 

The sessions were scheduled in such a way that in a course of three days all the possible aspects of bakery and confectionery were covered. The introductory class covered the core concepts and basic techniques of cookie baking and cup cakes. The day 2 session was focused on the indulgence of the inner chocoholic of the participants with the hands-on programme on how to cook handmade chocolates, chocolate éclairs and marshmallows. Chef taught the basics of working with the food of the gods, including easy tempering techniques, basic forming, flavor infusions, fillings, and finishing techniques. On the final day of programme we had a session on chocolate truffle cake and chocolate praline roulade.

This programme proved very beneficial for the participants and they shared their views on the same with us, according to the students of AIS, Sector 44 “The programme was an excellent learning experience. Student had a lot of fun with the chefs. All the chefs were very hospitable and knowledgeable. The way of teaching was very unique and hygienic. We made cakes and cookies which were baked and relished by the children. Handmade chocolates with fillings of butterscotch, nougat and hazelnut were out of the world. A very easy and motivating experience.”

The highlight of the programme was the sessions with our young and dynamic chefs of Amity family Ms. Saumya Chauhan, Ms. Suhani Chauhan and Ms. Sanjana Chauhan, which was a wonderful  experience.

The sessions were held in a very interactive manner and different approaches to mixing batter and dough, the essentials of fermentation, how to pre-shape and shape different cookies, and how to achieve a successful bake were taught to the participants. While the baking occurred in our professional oven, every effort was made to teach them how to achieve similar results in a residential oven.

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