PASTRY CHEF

Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.

CAREER DETAILS

Salary: $18,000 – $35,000

Education: Associate’s Degree

Check products for quality and identify damaged or expired goods.

Set oven temperatures and place items into hot ovens for baking.

Combine measured ingredients in bowls of mixing, blending, or cooking machinery.

Place dough in pans, molds, or on sheets and bake in production ovens or on grills.

Set time and speed controls for mixing machines, blending machines, or steam kettles so that ingredients will be mixed or cooked according to instructions.

*This list of tasks does not encompass all tasks that may be applicable to this job.

Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.

Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

*This list of skills does not encompass all tasks that may be applicable to this job.

Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

*This list of knowledge does not encompass all knowledge that may be applicable to this job.

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