So, you think you might want to be a Baker?

Do you have the right ingredients to be a Baker? Watch a day in the life of a Baker and discover the skills you need for this trade.

Job Description

Bakers prepare products such as yeast-raised goods, cookies, quick breads, pastries, cakes, chocolates, confections and frozen desserts. They are employed in BC’s Service Sector in bakeries, supermarkets, catering companies, hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, institutional facilities or may be self-employed. Types of bakeries include wholesale, retail, in-store and specialty establishments.

Bakers may produce a wide variety of baked goods or specialize in certain types of products such as breads, pastries or confections. They prepare doughs and batters for baked goods according to set formulas or their own formulas. They use ovens and fryers to produce food that may be decorated or finished. They are responsible for maintaining their tools and equipment in a clean, safe and sanitary manner.

Look below to find out which sectors of BC’s economy you can work in if you pursue this trade.

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For more information on how much Bakers make, the expected number of future job openings, where the jobs are and current workforce opportunities specifically for this trade, visit the Work BC Career Profile here.

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