What does a Baker do?
A Baker works in a bakery assisting management with the production of Baked Goods. These can include Breads, Cakes, Pastries, Bagels and many other things. Bakers are in charge of completing recipes exactingly to achieve a consistent product. Oftentimes Bakers work in commercial kitchens which have large equipment such as Industrial mixers, folders and ovens.
While a culinary degree is preferred for high-end patisseries, oftentimes a commercial bakery will provide on-the-job training. Baking is often referred to as science rather than an art. Therefore, the ability to follow verbal and written instructions is key to excelling in this field. A familiarity with weights and measurement, both metric and imperial, is highly recommended.
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a baker
When working as a baker, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Communication, Time Management, Dexterity, Attention To Detail and Urgency.
- Stock Clerk
- Deli Clerk
- Line Cook
The most common qualifications to become a baker is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.