Pastrycooks mix, bake, fill, ice and decorate all kinds of cakes and pastries.
Duties & Tasks
Pastrycooks may perform the following tasks:weigh, mix or knead, mould and shape mixtures before bakingload and unload mixtures into ovens using tins and traysoperate and monitor baking equipment glaze or decorate cakes and pastries with icing or creamorder baking supplies from wholesalerscheck and maintain the cleanliness of equipment and utensils to ensure health and safety regulations are metwork with products such as chocolate to create decorationsserve customers.
Pastrycooks stand for most of the day. They may work split shifts at night or on weekends and public holidays. Pastrycooks must be prepared to start work early in the morning. Conditions in the bakery are usually hot and humid.
- enjoy practical work good hand-eye coordination artistic and creative good health, with no skin allergies or chronic chest complaints clean and tidy good literacy and numeracy skills good organisational skills.