- physical strength
Employment for pastry chefs is expected to increase by 6% between 2012 to 2022. Population and income is expected to grow due to demand. The average starting salary is about $23,140.
The work environment for a pastry chef can become stressful because of strict deadlines and critical and time sensitive requirements. Some dangers can be hot ovens, mixers, back strains, and cuts or burns.
About 1 in 3 pastry chefs who worked part time in 2012 worked early morning, late evening, weekends, and holidays.
High School Preperation
A good club to join at Leyden that will help you in becoming a pastry chef is Munch Bunch. This is a club in where students go around and get to try cuisine of different cultures. Along with this they can also try pastries of a variety of cultures. You can examine these different types of pastries and gain experience with lots of pastries.
Another good way of gain experience that will be helpful is to work in an environment where you can practice baking skills and culinary skills. You can work in a bakery or some sort of cafe.
A small list of people who could serve as references for me are :
Valerie Berger, Family and Consumer Science, School District #212
Laurie Foss, Family Consumer Science, School District #212
Caroline Felix, Art, School District #212
Post Secondary Plans
- Baker College of Muskegon - This college is about baking. You will learn much about how to bake pastries and presenting them.
- Art Institute Of Wisconsin- You can learn about pastry in this school. You can gain more ideas on how to decorate your pastries.
- Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts: Chicago - this is a school dedicated to culinary. They offer a variety of things to learn of.
- baking and pastry arts
- culinary arts
There is no formal training needed but you can take pastry classes and culinary classes to learn some more.
You can be the apprentice of a baker or pastry chef in order to learn some more. Working in a bakery can also help you in your career.
"Summary." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, n.d. Web. 15 Apr. 2015. <http://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/bakers.htm>.