When people think of a professional baker, they think of cakes, luscious desserts and delicious tarts, but only few of them know the level of skill involved in making these desserts. Being a baker is not an easy job. It’s very physically and mentally demanding work that requires a lot of patience and dedication. No matter the dessert, it requires lots of time, patience and creativity while preparing a recipe. Professional bakers typically require several years of experience in working alone or supervising others.
Here in this post, we’ll discuss four qualities of a professional baker.
#1 Organizational Skills
Professional bakers are good at creating cakes, macarons, pies, cookies, bread, rolls, and other baked goods for commercial bakeries, restaurants, stores, schools, and other businesses. No doubt, it is a multi-tasking role that requires good organizational skills.
In a gap of a few minutes, a baker needs to do several steps. A baker may need to take inventory and order ingredients. They need to measure, mix, and clean the ingredients in the right quantities to develop new recipes.
They need to follow the recipes precisely and prepare mixers and ovens to deliver the finished products. Apart from careful timing, they need to have every ingredient ready at the baking station before mixing and folding the batter.
Baking is an art that depends on precise measurements and temperature conditions. A baked good can turn out to be a disaster if you add the wrong ingredient or are off by a few grams. For instance, if your oven is 25 degrees hotter than required, the baking will suffer. This requires attention to detail.
Creating consistent pastry art requires a keen eye for detail. Precision baking requires you to maintain the same taste and improve overall cost control. For instance, if a macaron recipe requires the perfect meringue, you need to take precise measurements. And when it comes out to do that recipe again, you know the right amount of ingredients you used in your first recipe.
#3 Communication skills
In the bakery business, a baker may need to communicate with the production staff and the customers. Through strategic communication, they will convey the message while receiving valuable feedback. A baker needs to ensure that the production staff is up-to-date with the business plans.
No matter the size, the pastry kitchen is often chaotic, loud, and fast-paced. For instance, if the focus is on improving the quality of your cakes, you need to convey this message to everyone and make sure the quality levels are met.
Effective communication is the cornerstone of an efficient and successful commercial bakery. A baker may also be speaking to the customers regularly. This may include answering questions and taking customers’ orders.
Baking requires you to be creative and ready to experiment with your recipes. Creativity and innovation are driving professional bakers to add newer and better ways to present dishes.
Having a flair for baking involves knowing what flavors work well and experimenting using your technical know-how. Bakers also use creativity while decorating their cakes and desserts to make them stand out. Many cake decorators even use a paintbrush and edible paints to create intricate details.
About Macaron Queen
We make dozens of delectable unique macaron flavors, including red velvet, key lime, champagne, and french raspberry. Our macarons are said to taste better than the originals from France. What started as a personal passion for making savory, edible treasures for close friends and family quickly became a fast-growing business. We now make these treats for private parties, celebrities, fashion spreads, music videos, and movie sets.
You can reach out to us at (908) 867-8336. You can also fill our online contact form here.