The bakery school will be located on the premises of Shirvane School and Junior College located in Navi Mumbai.
Puratos India, a subsidiary of Belgium bakery which is into the confectionery and chocolate products manufacturing inaugurated its bakery school wherein 25 students will be enrolled each year for an intensive 2-year programme on Tuesday, 19th August, 2014.
The school is located on the premises of the Shirvane School and Junior College in Navi Mumbai. Speaking on the launch, Dhiren Kanwar, Country Head, Puratos Indian Subcontinent, said, “We see a huge gap in availability of skilled craftspeople in the bakery and patisserie industry. On the other hand, there are many students who do not have the opportunity to acquire skills or higher education due to lack of resources. As a key player in the industry, it is our responsibility to bridge that gap.”
Puratos is present in over 100 countries and is the second biggest bakery major globally and supplies ingredients to bakers, confectioners and retailers worldwide. It entered the Indian market five years ago.