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Baking & Pastry Arts

Pastry chef creating new and innovative desserts that will bring in customers

Bakers mix ingredients according to recipes to make bread, pastries, and other baked goods.

Introduction:

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.

Career Opportunities:

  • Baker

Employment Outlook:

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.

Salary:

The average wage for this career in Florida is $12.92 hourly or $26,880 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 600 hours, but students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following OCPs:

OCPCOURSEHOURS
OCP APastry Cook / Baker300 Hours
OCP BPastry Chef / Head Baker300 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):

LOCATIONCOURSE'S SCHEDULE
Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday - 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:

LOCATIONCOUNSELOR / REGISTRAR EMAILPHONE NUMBER
Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College
(305) 253-9920
Mirtha Silverang
Maria Ruiz
Kathy Pearson
Irene Montoto
msilverang@dadeschools.net
millieruiz@dadeschools.net
kpearson@dadeschools.net
irenemontoto@dadeschools.net
Ext. 2145
Ext. 2147
Ext. 2159
Ext. 2150

Source

Culinary