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BAKER & KITCHEN MANAGER: Key Ingredient Is Passion

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As a baker and kitchen manager, you may attend culinary school or learn from experience, but the key ingredient is passion. Learn from others and do not be afraid to reach out and ask for help. Listen to those who have experience in the field and you will be a sweet success.

Degree: Graphic Communications
Job Title: Baker & Kitchen Manager
Employer: Sweet Lauren

Job Summary: Bakers

Job Description

Bakers mix and bake ingredients according to recipes to make a variety of breads, pastries, and other baked goods.

On-the-Job Training

Long-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

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.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Retail Bakers of America.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$15,000 - $40,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
Not applicable
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Irregular
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Strength/stamina, Mathematical skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
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m='15250'>retail</span> <span m='15860'>and</span> <span m='16750'>wholesale.</span> <span m='17700'>So we</span> <span m='18200'>have</span> <span m='18700'>gotten</span> <span m='19200'>some beautiful</span> <span m='19700'>packaging</span> <span m='20200'>designed</span> <span m='20700'>by</span> <span m='21200'>Six</span> <span m='21700'>Design</span> <span m='22200'>over in</span> <span m='22700'>Alameda.</span> <span m='23700'>And</span> <span m='24700'>we've</span> <span m='25200'>gotten a</span> <span m='25700'>really good</span> <span m='26200'>response here</span> <span m='26700'>at the</span> <span m='27200'>show so far.</span> </p><p><span m='27700'>So</span> <span m='28060'>a</span> <span m='28500'>typical</span> <span m='28790'>day for</span> <span m='28840'>me</span> <span m='29240'>is</span> <span m='29650'>I</span> <span m='30010'>go into</span> <span m='30200'>the</span> <span m='30480'>kitchen</span> <span m='31454'>in</span> <span m='32220'>Bernal Heights.</span> <span m='32759'>We work</span> <span m='33040'>out of</span> <span m='33360'>a commercial</span> <span m='33680'>kitchen</span> <span m='33790'>space</span> <span m='35260'>that's</span> <span m='35500'>shared</span> <span m='35710'>with</span> <span m='35890'>a</span> <span m='35960'>catering</span> <span m='36320'>company</span> <span m='36970'>and</span> <span m='37150'>another</span> <span m='37490'>baking</span> <span m='37920'>company</span> <span m='38760'>and</span> <span m='39760'>ice cream</span> <span m='40090'>girls.</span> <span m='40970'>And</span> <span m='41100'>it's</span> <span m='41440'>a</span> <span m='41770'>really cool</span> <span m='42070'>place to</span> <span m='42380'>work.</span> <span m='43720'>But</span> <span m='44600'>it's</span> <span m='44890'>a lot of</span> <span m='45340'>fun.</span> <span m='46240'>So I</span> <span m='46690'>spend</span> <span m='47080'>a</span> <span m='47280'>lot of</span> <span m='47450'>time</span> <span m='47530'>baking.</span> <span m='48350'>And</span> <span m='48720'>we</span> <span m='49070'>roll the</span> <span m='49460'>pops</span> <span m='49580'>and</span> <span m='49930'>dip</span> <span m='50280'>the pops.</span> <span m='50770'>So</span> <span m='51030'>I've</span> <span m='51210'>actually</span> <span m='51570'>probably</span> <span m='52020'>made</span> <span m='52360'>most</span> <span m='52670'>of</span> <span m='52790'>the pops</span> <span m='53160'>here</span> <span m='53580'>myself</span> <span m='54250'>with</span> <span m='54600'>Lauren's</span> <span m='55223'>oversight.</span> </p><p><span m='57080'>My</span> <span m='57310'>career</span> <span m='58000'>path--</span> <span m='59520'>I studied</span> <span m='60260'>graphic</span> <span m='60670'>design</span> <span m='61070'>at the</span> <span m='61558'>University of</span> <span m='62046'>North Carolina.</span> <span m='62534'>So I have no</span> <span m='63022'>formal</span> <span m='63510'>baking</span> <span m='64974'>background,</span> <span m='65462'>just</span> <span m='65950'>that I've</span> <span m='66438'>always</span> <span m='66926'>loved baking,</span> <span m='67414'>and I</span> <span m='67902'>always</span> <span m='68390'>spent time</span> <span m='68878'>in the kitchen</span> <span m='69366'>growing up</span> <span m='69854'>helping</span> <span m='70342'>my mom.</span> <span m='71320'>And</span> <span m='71750'>Lauren's</span> <span m='72210'>the</span> <span m='72450'>same way--</span> <span m='73490'>the</span> <span m='73640'>owner.</span> <span m='74040'>She</span> <span m='74220'>didn't</span> <span m='74480'>go to</span> <span m='74740'>culinary</span> <span m='75020'>school</span> <span m='75430'>or anything</span> <span m='75830'>like</span> <span m='76030'>that.</span> <span m='76250'>But</span> <span m='76420'>she</span> <span m='76720'>has a</span> <span m='76940'>real</span> <span m='76990'>passion</span> <span m='77090'>for it,</span> <span m='77940'>and I</span> <span m='78330'>think</span> <span m='78720'>it</span> <span m='78910'>really</span> <span m='79295'>shows.</span> </p><p><span m='83130'>Advice</span> <span m='83360'>or</span> <span m='83850'>suggestions--</span> <span m='84970'>I</span> <span m='85070'>think</span> <span m='85500'>this</span> <span m='85630'>show we've</span> <span m='86060'>learned</span> <span m='86290'>a</span> <span m='86350'>lot.</span> <span m='87440'>We kind</span> <span m='87620'>of jumped</span> <span m='87956'>in</span> <span m='88292'>head</span> <span m='88630'>first</span> <span m='89280'>and</span> <span m='90040'>learning</span> <span m='90450'>as we</span> <span m='90740'>go.</span> <span m='91340'>We're</span> <span m='91430'>getting</span> <span m='91620'>some</span> <span m='91990'>really</span> <span m='92200'>great</span> <span m='92460'>feedback.</span> <span m='94020'>My</span> <span m='94290'>advice would</span> <span m='94400'>be</span> <span m='94720'>listen to--</span> <span m='95040'>there's</span> <span m='95540'>so</span> <span m='95650'>many</span> <span m='95970'>great</span> <span m='96210'>people</span> <span m='96470'>here</span> <span m='96770'>that you</span> <span m='97197'>can</span> <span m='97624'>learn from</span> <span m='98051'>and</span> <span m='99320'>great</span> <span m='99360'>contacts.</span> <span m='99800'>And just</span> <span m='100100'>be</span> <span m='100400'>open</span> <span m='100700'>to it</span> <span m='101000'>and</span> <span m='101300'>embrace</span> <span m='101600'>it.</span> <span m='102200'>And</span> <span m='102800'>there's</span> <span m='103100'>some</span> <span m='103400'>really great</span> <span m='103700'>people</span> <span m='104000'>that</span> <span m='104300'>are</span> <span m='104600'>here to</span> <span m='104900'>help.</span> <span m='105200'>So that'd</span> <span m='105500'>be</span> <span m='105800'>my advice.</span> <span m='106400'>Take it.</span> <span m='107000'>Reach out.</span> <span m='107900'>So</span> <span m='108800'>thank</span> <span m='109100'>you.</span> </p>","file":{"id":167922,"video_id":"2700373800001","name":"124083151","duration":111147,"thumbnail_url":null}});