Mike, a baker, describes the challenges of his job, what he likes most, his key decisions, how difficult getting into the industry is, and work-life balance. He tells us that he loves the creativity of the job as well as the camaraderie that he has developed with the other backers at the markets that he sells us.
Bakers mix and bake ingredients according to recipes to make a variety of breads, pastries, and other baked goods.
Long-term on-the-job training
Bakers have the option of getting certification through the Retail Bakers of America. Although not required, certification can show that a baker has the skills and knowledge to work at a retail baking establishment.
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