Pastry Chef

Pastry Chef Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Pastry Chef job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Pastry
  • Baking
  • Menu Development
  • Catering
  • Recipe Development
  • Food & Beverage
  • Cake Decorating
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  • Cakes
  • Cooking
  • Chocolate
  • Fine Dining
  • Restaurant Management
  • Desserts
  • Bakery
  • Banquet Operations
  • Food Safety
  • Hospitality Management
  • Food Preparation
  • Chef
  • Hospitality
  • Hotel Management
  • Pre-opening
  • Gourmet

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Resume Skills: Baking & Pastry

  • Lamination
  • Creaming
  • Emulsification
  • Whisking
  • Kneading
  • Tempering
  • Sifting
  • Bread Making
  • Chocolate Making
  • Cake Designing
  • Sugar Work
  • Dough Lamination
  • Pastry Assembly
  • Ingredient Pairing
  • Cake Decorating
  • Chocolate & Sugar Artistry
  • Pastry Arts
  • Patissier
  • Glazing and Icing Techniques
  • Classic French Pastry
  • Sugar Art
  • Gluten-Free Baking
  • Vegan Baking
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Resume Skills: Food Safety & Handling

  • ServSafe Certification
  • HACCP standards
  • Cross-contamination prevention
  • Allergen awareness
  • Personal hygiene
  • Cleaning protocols
  • Cross-contamination Prevention
  • Allergen Awareness
  • Sanitary Equipment Use
  • Health Inspection Compliance
  • Gloves
  • Waste Disposal
  • Equipment Maintenance & cleaning protocols
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Resume Skills: Software

  • ChefTec
  • CostGuard
  • Kitchen CUT
  • MarketMan
  • Infor CloudSuite
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • CakeStorm 3D Design Software
  • Bakery Management Software (Bakery ERP, FlexiBake)
  • MS Office (Word, Excel)
  • Recipe Cost Calculator
  • Nutrasoft
  • ReciPal
  • PeachWorks
  • SousChef
  • Schedulefly
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Resume Skills: Baking & Decorating Techniques

Resume Skills: Pastry Software & Equipment

Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: Pastry Specialties

Resume Skills: Cake Decorating Techniques

Resume Skills: Baking tools

Resume Skills: Culinary & Baking

Resume Skills: Kitchen Management

Resume Skills: Software & Tools

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • POS Systems
  • Inventory Management Software (ChefTec, MarketMan)
  • Baking Measurement Tools
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Resume Skills: Culinary Tools

Resume Skills: Tools & Equipment

Resume Skills: Food Safety

Resume Skills: Tools and Equipment

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Sample Pastry Chef Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

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Your Name
Pastry Chef
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Head Pastry Chef
Collaborated with culinary team in the development of an innovative dessert menu, resulting in an increase in dessert sales by 30%
Implemented a new food safety protocol reducing contamination issues by 80%
Managed a team of 7 bakers, enhancing team efficiency and productivity by 35%
Created customized cakes for the banquet operations, leading to a rise in special orders by 40%
Developed and executed a training program for entry-level pastry chefs, reducing training time by 20% August 2015 – December 2019
Senior Pastry Chef
Led the creation of a new line of chocolate desserts, increasing chocolate sales by 25%
Improved the pastry preparation process, resulting in a 15% reduction in food waste
Guided the restaurant management in the procurement of bakery supplies, reducing costs by 20%
The Ritz-Carlton March 2011 – July 2015
Pastry Chef
Regularly prepared for and executed fine dining events for up to 500 guests
Pioneered gluten-free and vegan options, seeing an increase in new customers by 11%
Aided in the development of a system for faster food preparation, decreasing effort by 20%
Resume Worded Academic Center January 2015
Certified Master Baker
Awarded for excellent understanding and application of advanced baking and pastry techniques
Resume Worded University May 2010
Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts
Minors in Business Administration
Awarded Dean's List for three consecutive years
Baking Techniques: Lamination, Creaming, Emulsification, Whisking, Kneading, Tempering, Sifting (Proficient)
Pastry Specialties: Cakes, Pastries, Petit Fours, Pralines, Macarons, Chocolates, Bread (Expert)
Culinary Software: ChefTec, CostGuard, Kitchen CUT, MarketMan, Infor CloudSuite (Intermediate)
Languages: English (Native), French (Fluent), Spanish (Basic)
Certifications: ServSafe Certification (2019), HACCP Certification (2018)
Professional Affiliations: Member of the American Culinary Federation (2010-Present)
Volunteering: Participated in the annual 'Bake for Charity' event organized by Bread Beyond Borders (2018-Present)
Awards: Winner of the 'Best Pastry Chef' award at the Taste of Luxury Culinary Competition (2016)
Your Name
Cake Decorator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2021 – Present
Senior Cake Decorator
Crafted unique cake designs that led to an increase of orders by 40%
Streamlined the cake decorating process by introducing reusable templates, which saved approximately 10 hours per week
Led a team of 4 decorators, improving the overall efficiency by 25%
Implemented new hygiene and food safety standards, which resulted in a 100% pass rate on health inspections
Conducted cake decorating demonstrations, increasing social media engagement by 20% April 2016 – January 2021
Cake Decorator
Developed an innovative climate-controlled storage system, prolonging cake freshness by 5 days
Increased photo-realistic cake orders by 30% through creating show-stopping display cakes
Assisted in restructuring the purchasing procedure for decorating materials, resulting in a cost reduction of 15%
Magnolia Bakery June 2012 – March 2016
Cake Artist
Consistently achieved a customer satisfaction rating of 95% for custom cake designs
Implemented a system for fast and efficient cleaning of decorating tools, saving 2 hours/day
Developed a popular line of birthday-themed cakes that led to increased order volume by 18%
Resume Worded Institute January 2021
Certification in Advanced Cake Decorating Techniques
Specialization in pattern piping, icing flowers, and fondant modelling tactics
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Science - Culinary Arts
Focused studies in Pastry & Baking Arts
Awards: Culinary Excellence Award 2012 (Top 2% of the class)
Cake Decorating Techniques: Pattern Piping, Icing Roses, Fondant Modelling, Marzipan Moldings, Edible Paintwork, Stencilling
Baking tools: Ganache Spatulas, Piping Bags and Tips, Palette Knives, Modeling Tools
Software Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop (Intermediate), CakeStorm 3D Design Software (Advanced)
Food Safety & Handling: Gloves, HACCP, Cross-contamination prevention, Waste Disposal, Equipment Maintenance & cleaning protocols
Certifications: Certified Master Sugar Artist by International Cake Exploration Societe, Food Safety and Handing Certification
Volunteering: Community Cake Decorator for local charity events
Courses: Completed comprehensive courses in 2D & 3D Cake Design
Projects: Launched a personal video blog covering advanced cake decoration techniques
Your Name
Sous Chef/Baker
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded July 2019 – Present
Sous Chef/Baker
Developed a rotating menu of desserts, leading to increased daily sales by 20%
Incorporated catering practices that increased workflow by 30%
Managed a team of 9 staff members, increasing team efficiency by 28%
Reformatted food prep stations, improving prep time by 25%
Established a farm-to-table supply chain that reduced ingredient costs by 15% August 2014 - June 2019
Assistant Baker
Implemented and maintained high standards in all food preparation, from pastries to main courses, resulting in a 15% increase in customer satisfaction
Overhauled recipe development process, increasing production efficiency by 20%
Participated in community events, elevating company's brand exposure and resulting in restaurant patron increase by 10%
Marriott International June 2010 – July 2014
Bakery Assistant
Assisted in the preparation of a variety of bread & pastries, contributing to the 10% growth in bakery department's revenue
Helped enforce hygiene and cleanliness standards, maintaining a record of zero health code violations
Revamped raw materials storage system, improving preservation quality and reducing waste by 8%
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2014
Master of Culinary Arts - Baking and Pastry
Specialization in French Pastry & Artisan Breads
Resume Worded Institute June 2010
Bachelor of Technology in Culinary Arts
Concentration in Culinary Science & Applied Nutrition
Awards: Dean's List 2009 (Top 10%)
Culinary & Baking: French Pastry, Artisan Breads, Service Line Operation, Dessert Presentation, Recipe Development, Plating Techniques
Food Safety & Sanitation: ServSafe Certification, HACCP, Cross-contamination Prevention, Allergen Awareness, Sanitary Equipment Use, Health Inspection Compliance
Kitchen Management: Inventory Management, Menu Planning & Costing, Vendor Management, Equipment Maintenance, Personnel Supervision, Food & Beverage Procurement
Software & Tools: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Suite, POS Systems, Inventory Management Software (ChefTec, MarketMan), Baking Measurement Tools
Your Name
Pastry Cook
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2021 - Present
Senior Pastry Cook
Boosted dessert sales by 30% through the development and implementation of a novel menu featuring unique pastries and cakes
Sustained top-grade sanitation and food safety focus, resulting in perfect scores on 5 consecutive health inspections
Managed ingredient inventory, accurately predicting usage rates to optimize ordering and successfully reduce waste by 20%
Instructed new employees on proper baking techniques, ingredient usage, and recipe adjustments, thereby increasing team’s efficiency by 40%
Leveraged fine dining and restaurant management knowledge for planning, and coordination of banquet operations servicing over 250 guests weekly
Resume Worded July 2018 – February 2021
Pastry Cook
Honed dessert menu development skills resulting in a 15% increase in dessert sales
Implemented stringent food safety protocols that exceeded HACCP regulations, achieving a zero incident rate throughout tenure
Exhibited proficiency in cake decorating, and bread and chocolate making, creating a diverse range of dessert offerings that enhanced customer satisfaction by 20%
Streamlined bakery processes to increase productivity and saved 15 hours weekly
Four Seasons Hotel January 2016 – June 2018
Junior Pastry Cook
Mastered fundamental techniques of pastry making and baking, contributing to a 10% increase in overall dessert quality
Assisted in the preparation of pastries for caterings servicing more than 100 guests per event
Ensured high standards of food preparation were adhered to, significantly reducing food waste by 10%
Resume Worded University May 2016
Bachelor of Culinary Arts - Pastry Specialization
Awards: Top 5% of Graduating Class, Finalist in School-Wide Pastry Competition
Resume Worded Institute March 2015
Professional Certification in Artisan Breads and Desserts
Completed over 250 hours of coursework
Led a team of peers in a final capstone project developing a menu for a faux high-end bakery
Baking Techniques: Mixing, Measuring, Baking, Frosting, Decorating, Kneading, Shaping
Dessert Techniques: Tempering Chocolate, Making Ganache, Baking Meringues, Piping, Making Macarons
Tools: Whisks, Stand Mixers, Baking Sheets, Oven Thermometers, Piping Bags, Rulers, Dental Floss
Ingredients: Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Cocoa Powder, Butter, Eggs
Certifications: ServSafe Certification
Volunteering: Baking Instructor, Local Community Center
Projects: Developed and launched successful personal food blog focusing on innovative dessert recipes
Your Name
Assistant Pastry Chef
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Assistant Pastry Chef
Oversaw the production of baked goods, including cakes and pastries, contributing to a 25% increase in monthly revenue
Launched new dessert recipes, leading to an increased client satisfaction rate by 20%
Managed a team of 5 pastry cooks, increasing team productivity by 30%
Streamlined the bakery supply chain, reducing inventory costs by 15%
Kept a strict adherence to food safety and sanitation standards, achieving a consistent A rating from the local health department September 2018 – December 2021
Pastry Sous Chef
Formulated diverse and inviting dessert menu, which consistently received positive customer feedback
Managed procurement of high-quality ingredients within budget, reducing costs by 18%
Successfully developed and tested innovative recipes which led to an increased return customer rate by 15%
Maintained strict HACCP compliance, with no safety violations recorded during tenure
Bouchon Bakery May 2015 – August 2018
Pastry Cook
Collaborated on the creation of new dessert recipes, contributing to a 10% increase in dessert sales
Adhered strictly to the company’s high sanitation standards, averting any food-borne illnesses
Received recognition for distinctive Chocolate and bread making skills, enhancing guest experience
Resume Worded Institute January 2022
Certification in Advanced Pastry Arts
Focus on developing new recipes and techniques for intricate pastries
Resume Worded University April 2015
Bachelor of Arts - Culinary Sciences
Specialization in Pastry
Achievements: Awards: Dean's List 2013 - 2015, Winner of the Annual Bake-off competition
Pastry Techniques: Cake Assembly, Sugar work (pulled, blown and poured), Chocolate Temper, Macaron creation, Lamination Dough (puff & croissant), Sourdough Bread Baking, Petits Fours Preparation
Tools: Die-cutting machines, Rolling pins, Pastry bag, Offset spatula, Balloon whisk, Dough whisk, Pie bird
Baking Software: BakeSmart, FlexiBake ERP, JustFoodERP, CYBake, When I Work
Your Name
Pastry Chef
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE February 2021 - Present
Pastry Chef
Devised enticing dessert menu and increased dessert sales by 40%
Applied superior knowledge of fine dining to cater upscale events with guest count exceeding 500, resulting in 30% profit margin
Maintained health and sanitation regulations at 'superior' rating by local health department
Streamlined baking processes resulting in a 10% time savings, increasing bakery efficiency
Managed, trained, and developed a team of 6, optimizing teamwork and enhancing productivity by 25%
Resume Worded October 2017 – January 2021
Assistant Pastry Chef
Assisted the Head Chef in preparing and baking a wide range of desserts, bread, and pastries, resulting in 20% higher customer satisfaction
Revamped dessert menu utilizing creative recipe development, generating $25,000 in additional annual revenue
Implemented an improved inventory management system, reducing overhead costs by 15%
Promoted unique dessert offerings through social media channels, providing a 10% increase in patronage
The Ritz-Carlton June 2014 – September 2017
Pastry Cook
Influenced banquet operations, supporting food preparation for events of 200+ guests
Adhered to strict food safety regulations, resulting in zero incidents
Placed emphasis on cake decorating and pastry presentation, improving customer experience
Resume Worded Institute January 2021
Advanced Professional Pastry Chef Certification
Specialized in French pastry, chocolate design, and wedding cake creation.
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Culinary Arts - Patisserie and Baking
Gained comprehensive knowledge in baking science, pastry ingredients and their functionality, and artistic composition.
GPA: 3.7, Dean's List 2014 (Top 10%)
Baking Techniques: Bread Making, Chocolate Making, Cake Designing, Sugar Work, Dough Lamination, Pastry Assembly, Ingredient Pairing
Tools & Equipment: Bakery Ovens, Pastry Sheeters, Kitchen Mixers, Dough Dividers, Weighing Scales, Candy Thermometers, Cookie Cutters
Software: Bakery Management Software (Bakery ERP, FlexiBake), MS Office (Word, Excel), Recipe Cost Calculator
Food Safety: Safe Food Handling (Certified), Waste Management, Cleaning and Sanitation, Equipment Maintenance, HACCP Compliance
Awards & Recognition: ‘Best Pastry Chef 2019’, Professional Pastry Competition, ‘Top 10 Pastry Chefs’, Pastry Arts Magazine (2018)
Certifications: Certified Master Baker (CMB), Retail Bakers of America, ServSafe Food Handler Certificate
Memberships: Member, Bread Bakers Guild of America, Member, French Pastry School Alumni Association
Continuous Learning: Completed specialized courses in French pastry and viennoiserie, the art of chocolate, and advanced sugarwork with renowned chefs

How do I add skills to a Pastry Chef resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Pastry Chef posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Food & Beverage, Baking and Recipe Development are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Cake Decorating and Cakes.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Catering, Pastry and Menu Development - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Cooking, Bakery and Hospitality Management - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Pastry Chef, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Pastry Chef Skills & Keywords

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Top Pastry Chef Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

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What hard skills should you include on a Pastry Chef resume?

Some popular Pastry Chef hard skills are Pastry, Baking, Menu Development, Catering, Recipe Development, Food & Beverage, Cake Decorating and Cakes.

Depending on the job you apply to, skills like Fine Dining, Cooking, Hospitality, Bakery and Hospitality Management can also be good to include on your resume.

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