Pastry Cook Helper

Assist pastry shop workers.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $28,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pastry Cook Helpers do?

Assists pastry shop workers, performing any combination of following duties: Carries and distributes supplies and equipment. Mixes, kneads, and shapes dough or batter to make pies, cakes, cookies, and other pastries. Washes and cuts up fruits for desserts and pies. Greases baking tins or lines them with waxed paper. Inserts cakes, pies, and cookies into oven, and removes baked products. Portions pastries, desserts, and ice cream. Washes and scours pots, pans, and other equipment. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.

Should I be a Pastry Cook Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Cook Apprentice, Pastry, Cook Helper, Pastry, Cook, Pastry, French Pastry Cook, Pantry Cook, Pastry Cook Apprentice See More

    How to become a Pastry Cook Helper

    Most Pastry Cook Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:a9faaf&chl=|no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%287%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29||doctorate+%287%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,84
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