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 baking
load and unload mixtures into ovens using tins and trays
operate and monitor baking equipment
glaze or decorate cakes and pastries with icing or cream
order baking supplies from wholesalers
check and maintain the cleanliness of equipment and utensils to ensure health and safety regulations are met
work with products such as chocolate to create decorations
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.