Baker & Pastry Cook

Baker & Pastry Cook

Bakers and Pastry Cooks prepare and bake bread loaves and rolls, buns, cakes, biscuits and pastry goods.

Baker & Pastry Cook

Job Demand: High

Average weekly wage: $907

Where you could work:

Bakeries - Goldsteins Bakery, Bam Bam Bakehouse, The Paddock

Supermarkets - Coles, Woolworths 

Bakers & Pastry Cooks do the following tasks:

  • Checking the cleanliness of equipment and operation of premises before production runs to ensure compliance with occupational health and safety regulations
  • checking the quality of raw materials and weighing ingredients
  • kneading, maturing, cutting, moulding, mixing and shaping dough and pastry goods
  • preparing pastry fillings
  • monitoring oven temperatures and product appearance to determine baking times
  • coordinating the forming, loading, baking, unloading, de-panning and cooling of batches of bread, rolls and pastry products
  • glazing buns and pastries, and decorating cakes with cream and icing
  • operating machines which roll and mould dough and cut biscuits
  • emptying, cleaning and greasing baking trays, tins and other cooking equipment