The bakery and pastry industry is one of the most dynamic pillars of food industry. Bread is a basic part of everyday meals and desserts often accompany them. There has been an increasing demand for skilled bakers and pastry chefs. There is a wide variety of jobs in bakeries, pastry shops, catering companies and restaurants as well as in the tourism industry in Greece and abroad.
RegistrationGraduates of secondary education schools, such as Vocational high schools, Technical high schools, General high schools and Multidisciplinary high schools, are allowed to enroll, according to m.d. 5954.
On completion of their training, graduates receive a Vocational Training Certificate. On the condition that they pass the examination organised by EOPPEP, they receive a level-5 Certificate in Vocational Training in their field.
Duration of studies
IEK studies include 5 terms (semesters). Four of these terms, that is 1,200 hours, are theoretical and laboratory classes, whereas in the 5th term students become interns and apprentices for 960 hours (Training Practice).
The graduate of the specialization in Bakery and Pastry can work in both the private and public sector as freelancers in their own businesses or employed in bakeries and pastry shops. He can also cover posts in hotel and catering enterprises as well as in food industries, where he selects ingredients and participates in the preparation and processing of food products.