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Pastry apprentice or clerk

Interested in a career in the field of professional pastry? Learn everything you need to know to become a pastry apprentice or clerk. The ITHQ provides you with all the details you need to know about this occupation.

Duties of a pastry apprentice

  • Make plated desserts, entremets, breads, viennoiseries, chocolates, candies and ice creams, under the supervision of the pastry chef
  • May work in a restaurant, hotel, caterer or pastry shop

Qualities of a pastry apprentice

  • I’m curious and creative.
  • I have good physical stamina.
  • I’m precise and meticulous.
  • I have a strong sense of aesthetics. 
  • I like teamwork.
  • I’m thorough and organized.
  • I’m not afraid of atypical working hours.

Required experience and training

  • You could work part-time in this type of position during your studies or internships. 
  • Training is not a prerequisite for this position. However, the types of training offered by the ITHQ will give you access to better job opportunities and help you progress in your career faster.