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Overview

Pastrycook Assistants assist Pastrycooks by performing routine tasks in the kitchen such as preparing ingredients, and cleaning and storing equipment.

Day-to-day

  • gathering and preparing base ingredients for baking
  • mixing ingredients to make dough and pastries, cake batter, fillings, icings and desserts
  • operating commercial bakery equipment including mixers, rollers, cutters and ovens
  • sheeting and rolling out dough, putting dough into baking dishes or on trays
  • cooking goods and removing cooked items from ovens
  • cooling and decorating with creams and icings where required, cleaning cooking utensils and food preparation surfaces, storing food supplies in cupboards, pantries and other storage areas.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

To become a Pastrycook's Assistant

  • You can work as a Pastrycook's Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in pastrymaking, baking or hospitality might be helpful.

    Take a Certificate III in Cake and Pastry

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Occupational Health and Safety

  • Workplace Health and Safety

  • Food Safety

  • Cooking

  • Customer Service

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