Being a Baker
Kiara Tabbert Hour 1
Specific Tasks Completed
A bakers tasks tend to vary depending on their work environment and experience. Most of a baker’s tasks will revolve around meeting a certain goal or quota for specific recipes. This includes a lot of measuring, being on time, having self motivation, hygiene, following safety standards, and having discipline to always follow those standards.
Safety and Sanitation
Kitchen Tools and Equipment
Recipe Conversions and Measurement
Bakers usually make large or semi-large quantity of a certain recipe because they have an idea of how many of a certain recipe they’re going to need. Bakers have to be careful that they don’t make too much or too little of a product though, because too much or too little can result in a loss of money and customers. So converting and measuring are crucial in baking.
History of the Baking Industry
The baking industry in America dates back to around 1777, when Congress approved the superintendent of bakers during the Revolutionary War because there weren’t enough trained bakers to make bread for the soldiers during the war. A Hessian named Christopher Ludwick was made the Baker General and went from camp to camp training and recruiting bakers. And at the end of the war, many of those bakers opened their own shops. This is believed to be the start of the baking industry in America.