63202 – Bakers



63202 – Bakers
Bakers prepare bread, rolls, muffins, pies, pastries, cakes and cookies in retail and wholesale bakeries and dining establishments. They are employed in bakeries, supermarkets, catering companies, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and other institutions, or they may be self-employed. Bakers who are supervisors are included in this unit group. Apprentices are also included in this unit group.

Index of titles
Apprentice baker - retail
Bagel baker
Bagel maker
Baker - retail
Baker apprentice
Bakery bench hand
Bakery supervisor
Bakery supervisor - retail
Biscuit baker
Bread baker
Bread baker - retail
Cake and pastry decorator - retail
Cake baker - retail
Cake decorator
Cake decorator - retail
Cake icer
Chocolate maker
Donut baker
Donut maker
French pastry baker - retail
Grocery store baker
Hand icer - bakery
Head baker
Head baker - retail
Hospital baker
Hotel baker
Junior baker
Muffin baker
Muffin maker
Pastry decorator
Pastry decorator - retail
Pastry maker
Specialty foods baker
Specialty foods baker - retail
Wedding cake decorator

Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Prepare dough for pies, bread, rolls and sweet goods, batters for muffins, cookies and cakes and icings and frostings according to recipes or special customer orders
Bake mixed doughs and batters
Frost and decorate cakes or other baked goods
Ensure quality of products meets established standards
Draw up production schedule to determine type and quantity of goods to produce
Purchase baking supplies
May oversee sales and merchandising of baked goods
May hire, train and supervise baking personnel and kitchen staff.


Employment requirements
Completion of secondary school is usually required.
On-the-job training may be provided.
Completion of a three- or four-year apprenticeship program for bakers or completion of a college or other program for bakers or several years of commercial baking experience is usually required.
Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified bakers upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.
Trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.


Additional information
The Red Seal endorsement allows for interprovincial mobility.


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