Pastry Chef

Learn What Only The Best Pastry Chef's Know


In a pastry chef job, you'll be among the artists of the culinary world, baking and dressing each petit four or browning each creme brulee with the utmost care and attention to detail.

These days, carrying on this long-standing culinary tradition may mean loading dough into the oven at 3:00 a.m. for the day's first fresh bread, adding dollops of whipped cream to 100 slices of devil's food cake for an evening gala, or adding the final flourish of frosting to a wedding cake before it's wheeled out to the happy couple. The median of the salary you would typically make would range from $50,978 to $60,480. Being a pastry chef is often very physically demanding, requiring chefs to spend hours on their feet. The schedule can also be intense. Many chefs work 55 hours a week or more

Graham Hornigold; executive pastry chef demonstrates three chocolate desserts recipes
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