This profession is all about the production of confectionery.
What does a Confectioner do?
As a confectioner, you make confectionery such as cakes, tarts, pralines, savoury treats, cheese and party biscuits, ice cream and sugar products. You select the necessary ingredients, weigh and measure them and mix them according to the recipe. You also process the dough by hand or with the help of machines and equipment and glaze, garnish or decorate the baked goods. You are always developing and testing new recipes to expand the sales range.
What is important?
- Sense of responsibility (e.g. in complying with food regulations)
- Skill and a sense of aesthetics (e.g. when decorating pastries)
- Good physical condition (e.g. when lifting heavy baking trays)
- Enjoy inventing new recipes
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Courses for Confectioners
The basic level is intended for people just starting out in their careers. Here you can acquire basic knowledge for your future profession in self-study units.