What are the Requirements to Become a Baker?
Becoming a baker does not necessary entail earning certification from a higher learning institution.
Instead, learning to bake pies, breads, cakes, cookies and special pastries as an apprentice can be accomplished prior to obtaining licensing as a master baker. However, vocational colleges typically offer culinary programs that include bakery instruction as well as other subjects related to being a professional chef who works for high-end restaurants, cruise ships and hotels.
Learning the art of making bakery items can be done by working as an apprentice to an experienced baker. For this reason, it may not be necessary for someone to have more formal educational training, unless they plan to work in a professional capacity as a baker in the future.
Operating and maintaining bakery equipment
Chemical reactions associated with bakery ingredients
How to make French, German and English pastries, pies, cookies, cakes and other items
Cake and pastry techniques and designs
Different types of flours and flavorings used in bakery items
Skills You Need To Succeed as a Baker
Ability to communication well with people
Math skills involving fractions, decimals and knowledge of metric system
Creativity, ingenuity and a flair for developing and decorating event-specific bakery items (wedding cakes, birthday cakes, etc.)
Able to stand for extended periods and occasionally lift heavy objects
Mechanical insight involving the operation of large blenders, multi-use stoves and ovens and other bakery equipment
Attention to detail, especially in regards to proper food storage, handling and sanitation procedures
Business management acumen if you plan to open a bakery business
We are seeking an experienced baker with at least one year of previous experience in a bakery.
You will be responsible for
Opening the bakery in the morning.
Baking fresh loaves of bread.
Setting out the pastries.
Preparing fresh bread, pastries and other baked goods for the following day.
It is also the baker’s responsibility to ensure the quality of the goods being used is up to par and make note of when supplies are running low so that an order can be made.
We have both full-time and part-time positions available.
Mixing, preparing and baking bread and pastries.
Opening the bakery every morning.
Arranging the display case in an appealing manner.
Ordering more supplies.
Crafting and creating new and exciting baked goods.
Ensuring all baked goods are completed on time for opening
Qualifications and skills
Ability to read and follow recipes.
Good organizational skills.
Must be able to adhere to health and safety regulations.
Ability to meet strict deadlines.
Creativity in crafting new pastries.
Compensation won’t be a constraint for the right candidate