The Digital Business Management program worked with the Baking and Pastry Arts Management program during Winter 2022; a collaborative project between two courses in three different programs at the Faculty of Business:
- BUS 2504 Web Development course, taught by Hanadi Alnawab and Marg Reffell, to students of the Digital Business Management & Fashion Management BComm programs
- BAKE 253 Bakery Management and Entrepreneurship, taught by Chef Alastair Gray, to students of the Baking and Pastry Arts Management program
The students from the Bakery Management class worked in teams on developing a product, and were matched with a team of developers from the Web Development class who developed an information website to promote the product.
Matching the Teams
We started by asking the Bakers to create short video introducing themselves and their product concept, we then asked the Web Developers to watch those videos and submit their top three choices on who they would like to work with. The teams were matched by the professors based on the skill level and interest. The Web Development teams were then asked to create short videos introducing themselves to their client, the Bakers!
Web Developers & Bakers meet virtually to discuss the project
The Bakers at Work!
The Bakers started developing their concept and baking their product, and shared content for the website (images and videos) with the web developers
Samples Tasting Day!
The Web Developers enjoyed samples shared by the Bakers, thanks to Chef Gray for brining us samples to the Lakeshore campus, this was day full of sugar and energy! We enjoyed the goodies and shared with other students in the L commons and promoted the project and products.
The Bakers presented their final products in-person at the North Campus to their professor, a panel of judges, and guests. The Web Developers presented their work to their clients and their professor virtually, and were required to blog about the experience, read this blog post “S’n’S Buns Collab: A Sweet Cross-Program Experience to Remember“, written by the S’n’S Web Development team!
Learn more about the project & final products
Both teams provided feedback and reflected on their experience in order to improve future project collaboration. Both teams agreed that this was a unique experience and made suggestions for future students! We look forward to future delicious collaborations with our culinary programs!