Hospitality and Tourism

Pastry Chef

Pastry Chefs create pies, candies, chocolates, cookies, cakes, ice cream, custards and breads. They also order ingredients, keep inventory and deal with wholesalers.

Key Skills IconKey skills

  • Physical stamina
  • Manual dexterity
  • Responsible attitude about ensuring public health standards
  • Creativity

Working Conditions IconWorking conditions

  • Clean, well-ventilated, well-lit environment
  • Generally work 40 hours per week, five days a week
  • Often perform shift work
  • Heavy lifting

Is it a good fit? IconCareer potential*

  • Pastry Chef
  • Bakery Manager
  • Business Owner

*May require additional education.

Related or similar careers

  • Chef
  • Cook
  • Food Science Technologist
  • Caterer

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Average SAIT graduate employment rate (2017)*
*Baking and Pastry Arts


Average salary (Alberta)*


Median SAIT graduate salary (2017)*
*Baking and Pastry Arts

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