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Overview

Bakers prepare and bake bread loaves and rolls.

Day-to-day

  • checks the cleanliness of equipment and operating site to ensure compliance with health and safety regulation
  • checks quality of raw materials and weighs ingredients
  • implements appropriate baking techniques
  • prepares pastry fillings
  • monitors oven temperature and products appearance
  • co-ordinates the forming, loading, baking, unloading, de-panning and cooling of batches of breads, rolls and pastry products
  • glazes buns and pastries, and decorating cakes with cream and icing
  • operating machines which roll and mould dough and cut biscuits
  • empties, cleans and greases baking trays, tins and other cooking equipment.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

To become a Baker

  • You can work as a Baker without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III or IV in retail baking or plant baking is usually required. These courses are often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Food Safety

  • Retail Operations

  • Workplace Health and Safety

  • Occupational Health and Safety

  • Communication Skills

  • Staff Management

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