Baking & Pastry Arts
Bakers mix ingredients according to recipes to make bread, pastries, and other baked goods.
Bakers produce various types and quantities of bread, pastries, and other baked goods sold by grocers, wholesalers, restaurants, and institutional food services. Some bakers create new recipes.
Commercial bakers work in manufacturing facilities that produce bread, pastries, and other baked products. In these facilities, bakers use high-volume mixing machines, ovens, and other equipment, which may be automated, to mass-produce standardized baked goods. They carefully follow instructions for production schedules and recipes.
Retail bakers work primarily in grocery stores and specialty shops, including bakeries. In these settings, they produce smaller quantities of baked goods for people to eat in the shop or for sale as specialty baked goods. Retail bakers may take orders from customers, prepare baked products to order, and occasionally serve customers. Although the quantities prepared and sold in these stores are often small, they usually come in a wide variety of flavors and sizes. Most retail bakers are also responsible for cleaning their work area and equipment and unloading supplies.
Employment of bakers is projected to grow 8% from 2016 to 2026.
Population and income growth are expected to result in greater demand for specialty baked goods, such as cupcakes, pies, and cakes, from grocery stores, retail bakeries, and restaurants. However, employment of bakers in food manufacturing may be limited as these facilities increasingly use automated machines and equipment to mass-produce baked goods.
The average wage for this career in Florida is $12.92 hourly or $26,880 annually.
The entire program is 600 hours, but students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following OCPs:
|OCP A||Pastry Cook / Baker||300 Hours|
|OCP B||Pastry Chef / Head Baker||300 Hours|
|Total Hours: 600|
Location & Schedule:
This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge essential to the success of students in the hospitality and tourism career cluster. Baking & Pastry Arts is available at the following school (s):
|Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College||Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.|
Monday - Thursday from 5:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bakers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/bakers.htm