What does a Chef do?
Pastry chefs are responsible for the creation, decoration, and presentation of desserts such as cakes, pastries and pies. General duties include ordering ingredients and supplies for the restaurant to hiring employees to assist in the production of pastry goods and other aspects of the business. The highest career progression for a pastry chef is in an executive position whereby the responsibility for the entire kitchen staff and functionality is taken on.
Most companies accept pastry chefs who have undergone certificate programs in pastry arts, however, there is a general preference to those who obtained an associate's degree focusing on the business and technical aspects of the job. Candidates who perform well in this position are passionate in pastry arts with a proven ability to follow recipes and instructions accurately. Organizational and time management skills are also valuable assets to the job. Due to being confined in the kitchen for most of the job, pastry chefs often work long hours on their feet so must be physically able to do so.
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