What's it like to be a Bakery Assistant?
Bakery Assistants provide support to Bakers, Pastry Chefs, Cooks and Pâtissiers. Bakery Assistants are responsible for proper food storage, cleaning the preparation area and making sure utensils and trays are clean and ready for use.
Tasks and duties
- Preparing ingredients for cooking - washing, measuring, slicing, peeling, roasting and caramelising.
- Providing a steady supply of clean utensils, trays, cutlery and crockery.
- Storing food safely.
- Cleaning and maintaining the kitchen thoroughly according to food safety standards.
- Assisting with baking under the direction of the senior food worker.
Most Bakery Assistants are required to start work early to get baked goods ready for morning trade.
What can I earn as a Bakery Assistant?
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How to become a Bakery Assistant
- Get work experience in a kitchen to make sure you enjoy the hours and environment, and gain practical skills.
- If you want to learn through a structured course, apply for an apprenticeship, or undertake a course at TAFE, a private college or a culinary school. You can enrol in a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (SIT30813). There is also a Certificate III in Patisserie (SIT31016) for people wanting to specialise in pastry.
- You can also gain an undergraduate qualification by completing a Bachelor degree in Culinary Management.
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