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Bakers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Bakers prepare cakes, pastry, desserts, chocolates and bread. They operate and monitor ovens, dough and slicing machines. They supervise work of apprentice pastry cooks and check daily and weekly menus. They also have to check stocks in his location in kitchen area.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression

 

Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required

 

Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion

 

Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required

 

Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources

 

Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required

 

Trade Specific Competencies

Knowledge on Food Hygiene and Safety

Bakers should possess professional knowledge on food hygiene and safety. Holders of "Basic Food Hygiene Certificate for Hygiene Supervisors" and/or "Basic Food Hygiene Certificate for Hygiene Managers" recognised by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department in Hong Kong would be an advantage.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • Secondary 3-4

Professional qualification

  • Bakers with holders of "Basic Food Hygiene Certificate for Hygiene Supervisors" and/or "Basic Food Hygiene Certificate for Hygiene Managers" recognised by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department in Hong Kong would be an advantage.

Experience

  • 1 to 3 years of relevant work experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$15,000

Monthly Salary $15,000-$20,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$25,000

Monthly Salary $25,000-$30,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Bakers typically work indoors and work full time and sometimes work overtime or irregular hours. Bakers are exposed to high temperatures when working around hot ovens and should follow precautions and wear protective equipment.

Tools

  • Blast freezers
  • Cake decorating equipment or moulds - Cake decorating combs; Cake decorating palette knives; Rose nails; Textured mats
  • Commercial use blenders
  • Commercial use cake or pie pans
  • Commercial use convection ovens
  • Commercial use cutlery - Chefs' knives; Paring knives; Pastry wheels; Serrated knives
  • Commercial use deep fryers
  • Commercial use dough machines
  • Commercial use food choppers
  • Commercial use food processors - Commercial kitchen food processors
  • Commercial use food slicers - Bread slicers; Cake dividers; Cake levellers
  • Commercial use microwave ovens
  • Commercial use rolling pins - Dough dockers; Rolling pins
  • Domestic kitchen timers
  • Domestic sifter - Ingredient sifters
  • Ice cream machines
  • Ice dispensers
  • Ice shaver machines or accessories
  • Spice or salt or pepper shakers- Sugar shakers

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