Baker - Queensland Industry Tourism Council


Bakers and pastry cooks knead, cut, mould, mix and shape dough and pastry goods. They also prepare the pastry fillings, glaze buns and pastries and decorate cakes.

Baking takes place in the kitchens of commercial food establishments such as patisseries, bakeries, restaurants and cafes. Early morning and late-night shifts are common.


  • Check the cleanliness of equipment and operate site to ensure compliance with health and safety regulation
  • Check quality of raw materials and weigh ingredients
  • Implement appropriate baking techniques
  • Prepare pastry fillings
  • Monitor oven temperature and product appearance
  • Co-ordinate the forming, loading, baking, unloading, de-panning and cooling of batches of breads, rolls and pastry products
  • Glaze buns and pastries, and decorate cakes with cream and icing
  • Operate machines which roll and mould dough and cut biscuits
  • Empty, clean and grease baking trays, tins and other cooking equipment

Future demand

Future demand - stable

How to become a Baker