Job Decription

Mix ingredients according to recipes to make breads, pastries, and other baked goods.

Work Environment

The work environment can stressful because bakers work under strict deadlines and critical time-sensative baking requirements.

Tasks Requirements and Skills

Check quality of ingredients
Prepare equipment for baking
Measure/ weigh ingredients
Combine ingredients
Knead, roll, cut, and shape
Place dough in molds or sheets
Set the oven temp.
Place items in the oven or on a grill
Observe colors and state of products being baked
Apply toppings to baked goods

Knowledge, Education, Training & Experience

Technical/ culinary school
Job training lasting 1 to 3 years
Some learn skills trough skills related to baking
1 to 2 years of school and cover nutrition, food safety, and basic math
Some may be required to have a high school diploma

Median Salary or Hourly Wage