Senior pastry cook discusses a recently baked pastry with his assistant

Pastrycook's Assistant

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

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.

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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

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