Job Training

Commercial Baking Career Path  

From Want to Work          

Unemployed? Under-employed? Looking for a new career? Apply to be a student at the FEED Bakery Training Program, a job training program of the Northside Planning Council. Job training may be at no cost for those who qualify. Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs occasionally and remain on their feet for 6 to 8 hours. Applicants must be unemployed or underemployed, fill out an application and set up an interview 30 to 14 days before the next class.

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Program includes:

  • Part-time training schedule, Monday, Wednesday & Friday for 3 months
  • Certification from the Wisconsin Bakers Association
  • ServSafe certification from the National Restaurant Association
  • Skills and knowledge necessary to work in a commercial bakery
  • Training curriculum that was set up by retired Master Baker Punky Eagan, from Madison College.
  • Instruction from Jim McLaughlin, who has over fifteen years of experience in commercial baking.
  • Supplemental life skills training to enhance employment success
  • Job placement assistance upon graduation
  • Mentoring for students as they re-enter the workforce


Training takes place at FEED Kitchens (1219 N.Sherman Ave).

For more information or to apply, download the application from the link below, complete it and return it to the FEED Kitchens (attention Martee) or call (608) 230-1224, email:



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The FEED Bakery Training Program is putting people back to work. Graduates of the FEED Bakery Training Program are qualified for employment as bakers in restaurants, cafes and commercial bakeries.


Graduate qualifications include:

  • Ability to scale recipes
  • Knowledge of how to calculate weights and measures
  • Operating knowledge of commercial kitchen equipment
  • Food safety certification (ServSafe)
  • Certification from the Wisconsin Bakers Association
  • Soft skills, including communication, time management and conflict resolution

Applications for the job training program are accepted on a rolling basis. Email completed applications to or bring them to the FEED Kitchens (1219 N. Sherman Ave).