Amari Baked Products Costing and Pricing Class in February 2020

Bakers and Bakerettes – hope you’ve been having a wonderful year so far, 2020 is the beginning of a new decade and we’re hoping you’ll all have a positive and successful year.

It’s been such a pleasure to connect with various bakers in Kenya the last month and even last year in 2019. One of the concern of most bakers; especially those who are new in the industry or even those who have home-based and budding bakery businesses, is costing and pricing. Many aren’t sure how to cost and price correctly; what to take into account when pricing and if they’re pricing correctly.

This is why we’ve decided we’ll be holding a costing and pricing masterclass on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020.

The Masterclass will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bomblast Memorial Hall in the Nairobi CBD. This is behind the Bomblast memorial park – next to Coorporate bank headquarters off Haile Selassie Avenue.

The class will be a practical session on how to actually cost and price; this means that every attendant will be able to go through a step by step activity of actually costing a cake and finding a price for that cake by the end of the session. We will also discuss Wedding cake pricing & quotations as well as how to cost pastries and other baked items such as buns and breads. This Masterclass session will be run by Maureen Kamari of Amari.

Towards the end of the session; we’ll also have a guest speaker: Margaret Wagatu-Njoroge of Hope Cakes Sugarcraft Centre. A very successful Kenyan Bakery business owner who will share a brief insight on running a successful baking business and the importance of pricing.

If you would like to attend the class; you have to book ahead – by Feb. 19th; by making full payment of Kshs. 1,500 to our Lipa na Mpesa, Buy Goods till no. 89736 (Amari Quickbreads Bakery). You can contact us to make inquiries or to confirm a payment made:

  • Call or SMS us on 0701796688 (Monday to Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • via Whatsapp text: 0701796688 (Monday to Saturday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday (noon to 5 p.m.)
  • E-mail: info@amaribakery.com
  • Contact form below

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Whether you’re a home-baker or small baking business shop owner; branding is a must.
It’s the only way you’ll grow a sustainable small business.
Show some love if you like this podcast episode.
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As the founder of Amari Baking Center I’ve had my share of failures; both big and small.
Part of the reason why I share baking for business advice; is because of those failures and what I have learned from them.
I like to share my experiences so that someone can learn from them as well and not make the same mistakes I did.
I hope this episode will be of help to you. Please do share if you know it will be of help to someone. All the best to all of you home bakery owners and small baking business shop owners.
Happy Caking ^_^
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Amari Cake and Decoration Baking Full Course 2020

Are you a self-taught home-baker looking to gain serious baking and cake decoration skill that will help you perfect your craft and gain confidence enough to start a small baking business?

Are you a cake-lover who has a passion in learning how to gain baking and cake decoration skills that can help you start a home-based or small baking business?

Are you a youth who recently completed High School (or parent of a student ^_^), and you’re looking to learn a vocational skill that can help you develop a passion in something you love or help you generate income over time?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above; then you should join our Full Baking Course and start your baking journey in May 2020.

What our Full Baking Course entails:

The Amari Cake & Decoration full course is a combination of our three main courses that help you learn how to bake various types of cakes and decorate cakes using various icings and frostings. The classes have progressive levels: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. When an individual takes all three courses consecutively; then purposes to practice what they have learned. They can become accomplished professional bakers who can start small home-based businesses or small bakery shops to start earning income.

Amari Alumni

To see exact details of topics covered in each course, please click on the links below:

We’ll also offer another extra discount: for an addition of only Kshs. 5,000. You can also get to attend:

  • 1-Day Beginner Yeast Pastries Class – 5 Hours (Value of 2,000/-)
  • 1-Day Yeast & Puff Pastries Class – 5 hours (Value of 2,500/-)
  • Two Start-up Business Consultation sessions on how to plan out & set-up your small baking business – 8 hours (Value of 5,000/-)

Are you ready to sign up for the Course? I bet you are! Deadline to book for the May class is deposit or full payment by May 7th, 2019.

To sign up; please schedule a visit to our Bakery workshop that’s on Ndwaru rd in Riruta/Waithaka area, off Naivasha Rd. On Google Maps; search “Amari Baking Center”. Please do call ahead for directions and to get the best date and time to visit us. Contact us on: 0701796688 (Call/Text/Whatsapp) Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also send us an e-mail on: info@amaribakery.com

Once you visit the workshop you can make the payment on site via cash or through our Lipa na Mpesa, Buy Goods Till no. 89736.

Wondering why you should sign up for the classes with us? Here’s why:

  • We offer a hands-on learning experience for each student in attendance – this means each of them will work on their own project (baking & decoration) No group work. We also only teach a minimum of 6 students in one class in order to ensure each student gets to understand the lesson well. This makes us one of the top choices when it comes to baking classes in Nairobi.
  • We offer support and constant advice after the class in our community groups as well as physical meet-ups. We also hold a monthly baking competition for our Alumni to ensure they are constantly practicing and sharpening their skills.
  • We focus on business training since we understand that most of our students have a goal of starting small baking businesses in Kenya over time. We offer advice and focus on business tips and skills that will help each student run a profit-making business.
  • We have had success with various students who have taken our full course with business training and started businesses of their own. Some of our alumni who have taken our full course are show-cased below ^_^

The Classes will start in January; below are the dates of each Course:

Cake Making and Decoration Full Course dates 2020

Basic Cake and Decoration Course date Intermediate Cake and Decoration Course Advanced Cake and Decoration Course
Week 1: May 12th – 14th : 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Week 2: May 19th to 21st: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Week 3: May 26th to 28th: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.   (Tuesdays to Thursdays)  
Week 1:
June 2nd to 4th:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Week 2:
June 9th to 11th:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Week 3:
June 16th to 18th:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.   (Tuesdays to Thursdays)
  Week 1:
June 30th – July 2nd:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Week 2:
July 7th to 10th:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Week 3:
July 14th to 17th:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Week 4:
July 21st to 24th:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Tuesdays to Fridays)

Freebie Class: Local Pastries 1-Day class. May 23rd: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Saturday

Extra Kshs. 5,000 for classes and business consultation:

  • June 22nd: 1-Day Beginner Yeast Class – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Monday   
  • May 11th: 1-Day Yeast and Puff Pastry  – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Monday   
  • Two Business consultation sessions – dates will be scheduled.

Amari Class Guidelines: Once you pay to book and attend the class, it is your duty as a student to attend each scheduled class. If you miss any class session; it will not be repeated, though you can choose to pay for a custom one on one session just for you to make up for the class at Kshs. 3,000 (per 4 hr. session). Punctuality is a must; if you come late – class content will not be repeated for you and you will continue from where you find the class lesson plan. If you are more than 2 hours late; you will not be allowed to attend the session.

Our class sessions are practical and include hands-on learning for every aspect of the kitchen; that is mixing, baking, decorating and cleaning (dishes, table-wiping & workshop floor). Each student will be expected to do all the above – no exception. Our classes run for 4 hours; please make sure you can be able to stand for at least 4 hours. We incorporate a very small 10 minute break during cleaning only. We provide hot refreshments: hot water, coffee, tea and drinking chocolate. Each student should bring their own cold drinking water and snack if he/she prefers to do so.

REQUIREMENTS FOR STARTING THE BAKING CLASSES

  • Full payment to book your spot
  • Food Handlers’ Certificate (Contact us for more details)
  • Kitchen Hand Cloth
  • Carry 2nd pair of shoes for classes: closed, flat, kitchen-safe shoes
  • Notebook & pen for notes taken in each session
  • Be Punctual to class
  • You will be provided with: an Apron, Hair net, ingredients, equipment and an Amari text book.

TAKE HOME:

  • You take home the products you bake.
  • You receive recipes for all products covered in the class.
  • You receive a Certificate of Participation after end of course.
  • N/B: If you would like to – and meet our requirements; we can help you look for an un-paid internship with a small bakery business in order to practice your skills for a short period of time and get experience. This will depend on your final class review and overall performance during the Course.

If you would like to make an inquiry about the Full course above; send a message below and we’ll e-mail you right back with details: To see a full list of all the Baking classes offered in Amari – Click here For directions via Psv on how to get to the Bakery workshop, click on this link and scroll to the bottom for details.

Amari Baking & Decoration classes scheduled for the month of May 2019

Here’s an update on the classes we’ll be holding in the month of May 2019. If you would like to attend any of these classes; make sure to contact us and schedule a visit or if you would like to make an inquiry on any of the classes; you can call/text/Whatsapp on 0701796688 or email us on: amaribreads@gmail.com.

Attendees of our April 2019 4-week Advanced Masters Cake & Decoration course

Remember you have to book your spot by placing a deposit for any class. Deposits are non-refundable; so if you book a class – please purpose and plan to attend.

Attendees of our April 6th 1-Day Beginner Yeast Pastries class

To get full details of topics covered in the class, just click on the highlighted class link and you’ll get the details:

Amari Basic Cake making & Decoration Course – this course is for you if you’re getting into the baking world and you want to learn professional basic baking and decoration skills. skills. DatesMay 7th to 23rd. Cost = Kshs. 16,000. Book by placing deposit of Kshs. 8,000 and if possible; please visit the bakery workshop. Book by May 4th. If you book with full payment – you only pay Kshs. 15,000

1-Day Beginner Yeast Pastries Class – this course is for you if you’re looking to learn basic entry-level bread skills for a day. DateMay 18th. Cost = Kshs. 2,000. Book by placing deposit of Kshs. 1,000 and if possible; please visit the bakery workshop. Book by May 16th.

1-Day Local Pastries class – this course is for you if you’re looking to learn how to make local pastries such as Beef Samosas, Donuts & Mahamri for a day. DateMay 25th. Cost = Kshs. 2,000. Book by placing deposit of Kshs. 1,000 and if possible; please visit the bakery workshop. Book by May 23rd.

2-Day Buttercream Beginner Decoration Class – this course is for you if
You’re looking to learn how to decorate using buttercream frosting. DatesMay 29th & 30th. Cost = Kshs. 3,500. Book by placing deposit of Kshs. 2,000 and if possible; please visit the bakery workshop. Book by May 27th. If you book with full payment – you only pay Kshs. 3,000

1-Day Buttercream Piping Decoration Class – this course is for you if you’re looking to learn how to write beautiful cursive on cakes & learn to pipe rose flowers using buttercream frosting. DateMay 11th. Cost = Kshs. 1,500. Book by placing deposit of Kshs. 1,000 and if possible; please visit the bakery workshop. Book by May 8th. If you book with full payment – you only pay Kshs. 1,000

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All the best to you home-based and small baking business owners. Happy caking!
Til next time ^_^

The Baking with Amari Podcast
Episode 7

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Our Podcast is also available on other platforms; they are: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Breaker, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Pocket casts, PodBean, Radio Public, Stitcher and Anchor. You can listen in on your favorite podcast app and if you don’t have one and would like to try one out, you can check out “Anchor” or “Stitcher” on Google Play, download and the search for “The Baking with Amari Podcast”