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Series IV: Bakery Business Essentials (waitlist)

September 25, 2023 @ 7:30 am - September 29, 2023 @ 3:30 pm

Series IV: Bakery Business Essentials at San Francisco Baking Institute

Course Description

In this series, important concepts to start a small bakery operation are covered. The discussion includes equipment selection, food and labor cost, bakery layout and more.

One important topic explained in this series is how to create a production schedule for yeasted bread, sourdough and viennoiserie items, which is necessary for an efficient bakery operation. During the hands-on production time, students will be working in groups and establish their own production schedule. The products include essential items at any artisan bakeries, such as country bread, baguettes, ciabatta and croissants, as well as pastries such as cookies, scones and muffins.

This is an Advanced Course for students who have taken Artisan I, Artisan II and Viennoiserie I. This course is also open to trained bakers who have work experience in the field.

Please send your application to customerservice@sfbi.com to register for the class. **WAITLIST AS OF 8/29/23**
Series IV September 25 to September 29, 2023. Price: $ 1495


If you have any concerns or questions before traveling to SFBI, email us at: customerservice@sfbi.com we want to make sure you have the best experience while learning here. That you feel safe and comfortable.

The class will begin at 7:30 AM on Monday morning and at 7:00 AM after Monday. We will have breakfast pastries ready for you 30 minutes before class starts. (if you have any special diet please let us know in advance) We also welcome you to bring your own drink. Feel free to contact: customerservice@sfbi.com

Cancellation policy

Any notice of cancellation or transfers must be made in writing.

  • More than 10 weeks prior to the series start date, cancellations will be reimbursed in full, minus a $50 per series cancellation fee. Transfers to any workshops or future series will be made at no charge; transferred deposits are non-refundable.
  • Less than 10 weeks prior to the course start date, cancellations are non-refundable, and there is a $150 transfer fee per series; transferred deposits are non-refundable.
  • The balance paid on the series is non-refundable.
  • In the unlikely event of instructor illness or insufficient enrollment, SFBI will notify students by phone or email at least 10 business days before the scheduled start of a canceled class. In this case, students will receive a full refund of their tuition payment or may apply unused funds toward an alternate class. SFBI is not responsible for any hotel or airline fees that may incur in case of a canceled class. We recommend contacting SFBI to confirm enrollment before booking a trip to San Francisco.

Course Materials

Listed below are the items you must bring to class.

  • Pens or pencils. You will use these to take notes in the classroom and the lab.
  • Permanent marker. This piece of “equipment” is invaluable in the labs.
  • Hair restraint. For safety and sanitation, you must restrain your hair if it’s long.


  • Closed-toe, comfortable shoes. Your shoes must be closed for safety. They should be comfortable enough to stand in all day.
  • For safety, your pants must cover your entire legs. For your comfort, we recommend breathable pants. Checked chef’s pants are popular because they don’t show flour spills or stains.
  • White chef’s coat. This is optional item. However, we strongly recommend chef’s coats because they look professional and protect your body and clothing. Most importantly, they keep you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot.


There is parking at our location. The address of SFBI is: 525 DNA Way South San Francisco, CA 94080


September 25, 2023 @ 7:30 am
September 29, 2023 @ 3:30 pm
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San Francisco Baking Institute


San Francisco Baking Institute
525 DNA way
South San Francisco, CA 94080 United States