A partnership with the Shiravane Vidyalaya & Jr. College in Mumbai
Bakery School India
Our first Bakery School opened in August 2014 in Mumbai. The school is located on the premises of the Shiravane Vidyalaya & Jr. College situated in Nerul, Navi Mumbai.
With very few schools offering professional training in the sector, most youngsters just have to learn on the job. This was the prime motivation to set up a school to teach 16- and 17-year-olds the professional skills required to work across all three sectors – bakery, patisserie and chocolate-making.
Due to its success, more and more bakery schools are opening worldwide. The Bakery School in India is the reason hundreds of youngsters are no longer unemployed/unemployable.
Mr. Peter Deriemaeker, Markets Director – Asia Pacific / Middle East / Africa at Puratos shared, “Taking care of the communities where our companies are based, is one of the important initiatives at Puratos. The Indian Bakery School Foundation is a reflection of this; in our pursuit to enable a promising future for the children coming from underprivileged families.”
TESTIMONIAL MANGESH SHELKE
“My name is Mangesh Shelke and I got to know about the Bakery School India from Shiravane Vidyalaya college. The school’s environment is very pleasant and we learn new products every day. The teachers are very supportive and they help us to boost our confidence. At the time of joining this course, I didn’t know anything about the bakery industry but in the meantime I’ve learned so much and I’m eager to learn even more. Thanks to the Bakery School India for the opportunities given to students like us who wish to support their families and to become independent but don’t always have the means to follow management studies due to the high fees. I am grateful to all the members of the Bakery School family. They are working so hard to make our lives better.”
Since the start of the Bakery School India, 106 students have graduated and found a job in the bakery, patisserie and chocolate industry.
TESTIMONIAL ESHA BHYDE
“My name is Esha, and I recently graduated. I joined the Bakery School India during Covid time which initially was quite difficult. Classes took place online and we got less practical experience. After lockdown however, we got the chance to come to school and we were given hands-on training. At the time of our final assessment, Ms. Pooja invited some possible employers to the school where we prepared some of the products. I was selected by Delightfutl foods pvt ltd. I was very happy to accept their offer of working with NPD Chef. I’ve been working for 4 months and gaining a lot of experience. I am also completing my further studies on communication. I am grateful to the Puratos Sanskaar Foundation, Bakery School India to provide this opportunity for nourishing my future.”
Comment of Chef Kevin NPD, Chef at Delightful Foods PVT LTD: “Esha is a very good learner, her grasping power is unrecognizable. She is keen towards her work: we are happy to have a dedicated employee like her.”
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This year 21 students, from diverse backgrounds, part of the 4th batch of students from our Bakery School India received their certification in Bakery, Patisserie, and Chocolate during their Graduating Day ceremony in Navi Mumbai on August 1st, 2019. During the...
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