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Become A Bakery Assistant

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Working As A Bakery Assistant

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $17,222

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Bakery Assistant does

  • Clean and sanitize the bakery area.
  • Assisted in the bakery department by preparing baked goods.
  • Assisted in food preparation, store orders, customer inquiries, wrapping and displaying of products.
  • Maintained the shelves with fresh bakery items.
  • Record and keep track of inventory of food items in display cases, freezers and refrigerators.
  • Provided prompt and courteous customer service.
  • Produced cake batter and frostings weekly for specialty cakes
  • Bake and prepare coffee and bakery products according to company guidelines, including special orders.
  • Assist Customers Decorate and package baked goods
  • Place daily product upon sales floor for guests.
  • Process special orders according to customer's request.
  • Handle customer invoices and complete cake orders by baking cakes, cookies, and making frosting.
  • Assisted bakers in ordering of bakery supplies.
  • Answered customer questions and resolved issues and problems.
  • Greet Customers, re-stock bakery equipment, clean bakery area
  • Ensured compliance of all food safety standards in bakery assistant functions.
  • Maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Bake goods such as pies, tarts, cookies, cheesecakes, brownies, ect.
  • Prepared pastries Took customer orders.
  • Wrapped, prepared, and baked bakery products.

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How To Become A Bakery Assistant

Food preparation workers typically learn their skills through on-the-job training. No formal education or previous work experience is required.


There are no formal education requirements for becoming a food preparation worker.


Most food preparation workers learn their skills through short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting several weeks. Trainees typically start by working under the supervision of an experienced worker, who teaches them basic kitchen duties. Training also may include basic sanitation and workplace safety regulations, as well as instructions on how to handle and prepare food.

Important Qualities

Dexterity. Food preparation workers chop vegetables, cut meat, and perform many other tasks with sharp knives. They must have the ability to work quickly and safely with sharp objects.

Listening skills. Food preparation workers must understand customers’ orders and follow directions from cooks, chefs, or food service managers.

Physical stamina. Food preparation workers stand on their feet for long periods while they prepare food, clean work areas, or lift heavy pots from the stove.

Physical strength. Food preparation workers should be strong enough to lift and carry heavy food supply boxes, which often can weigh up to 50 pounds.


Advancement opportunities for food preparation workers depend on their training and work experience. Many food preparation workers advance to assistant or line cook positions as they learn basic cooking skills.

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Top Skills for A Bakery Assistant


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Top Bakery Assistant Skills

  1. Cake Orders
  2. Courteous Customer Service
  3. Package
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted customer with choosing and placing specialty cake orders from our signature and commercial themed party cakes options.
  • Provided prompt and courteous customer service.
  • Evaluate, bake and package assigned orders using industrial ovens, decorating tools, scales and measuring cups or spoons.
  • Observed and ensured compliance with company sanitation, safety, and food safety standards.
  • Controlled spoilage amounts of bakery items, by keeping inventory of bakery products and properly rotating products on displays.

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