Pastry Chef

What Does A Pastry Chef Do?

A pastry chef orders ingredients for and prepares various types of pastries including cakes, creme brulee, among many others.

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How Do I Become A Pastry Chef?

Completing a two-year college program or four-year bachelor’s degree in culinary arts or a related field may be required to obtain this position.

What is the Average Salary For A Pastry Chef?

High – 51,000
Median – 38,000
Low – 21,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Pastry Chef?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Math
  • Communication
  • Culinary Arts
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Psychology

What Is The Work Environment For A Pastry Chef?

A pastry chef typically works for a restaurant or catering company.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Pastry Chef?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada
  • Payscale

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