Richmont center of excellence in Lucerne, Switzerland will host the sweetest skill competitions. Competitors will be competing in the skill competitions in Bakery, and Pâtisserie and Confectionery.
In this article:-
- What is bakery skill all about?
- What makes Professional bakers so good?
- What are Pâtisserie and Confectionery skills all about?
- What makes Pâtisserie and Confectionery professionals so good?
- Where do the Professional Bakers, and Pâtisseries/Confectioners work?
What is bakery skill all about?
Bakery is all about mixing and baking different kinds of bread and pastries for a good gourmet meal experience. While also improving the reputation of the establishment the baker is working for.
A professional baker is someone who has a very good knowledge of food and nutrition. And the ability to produce a wide range of bread and pastries.
The responsibilities of the baker are producing a variety of bakery products that are fresh and taste good. Bakers work with a wide variety of grains, different types of fermentations, and other processes to turn the raw material into tasty sweet treats
Different kinds of treats include white bread, laminated products, rye bread, enriched bread, etc. When the bread and pastries are put on displays they are also decorated to look more appealing.
What makes Professional bakers so good?
A ton of experience coupled with a High degree of specialist knowledge is what makes a professional baker so good. Bakers also undergo training to develop skills and a good understanding of sustainability.
Bakers who are properly trained have knowledge of different ingredients and technologies used in baking. They also understand the attention to detail and possess some creative skills for the decorations of the sweets.
Bakers also understand how different ingredients react to each other in different conditions. Using this knowledge they come up with new recipes and make existing recipes even better.
What are Pâtisserie and Confectionery skills all about?
Pâtisserie and Confectionery are about making cold and hot sweet treats that are pleasing not just to the taste buds but also to the eyes. Sweets made by Pâtisserie and Confectionery professionals are both tasty and look amazing.
Pâtisserie and Confectionery professionals make a wide range of sweet products that are very intricate. They also make by hand a range of confectioneries like chocolates, candies, etc. to decorate the sweets they make.
The sweets are made for special occasions, birthdays, weddings, etc., and are specially designed to meet the demands of the person ordering and match the theme of the events.
Sweets made by Pâtisserie and Confectionery professionals include cakes, biscuits, cold and hot deserts, etc. there are times when pieces are made only for display purposes.
What makes Pâtisserie and Confectionery professionals so good?
Like the professional bakers, the Pâtisserie and Confectionery professionals also have very specialized knowledge and a specialized skill set. Both of these are acquired through years of training and a ton of experience.
Pâtisserie and Confectionery professionals are proficient in a wide range of techniques to produce treats and decorate confectionery and sweets. They also possess some artistic talents that help them in the decoration part.
Some Pâtisserie and Confectionery professionals also have a good grasp of customer service skills as they might work directly with a client instead of a hotel or a restaurant.
They have the ability to work effectively and economically, even when there are dietary constraints, and provide outstanding results.
When working they also take into account the amount and quality of the ingredients, and work with utmost food hygiene and health.
Where do the Professional Bakers, and Pâtisseries/Confectioners work?
Professional Bakers and Pâtisseries/Confectioners are highly likely to work in hotels and high-class Restaurants. Some of them also work for specialist shops.
Shops might specialize in a specific demographic, different themes, and/or events. A big part of Professional Bakers and Pâtisseries/Confectioners work directly with the clients.
When Professionals have gained a certain amount of experience, exposure, and a positive reputation they might take a path of teaching the students. Some might make a team and simply become an advisor for them.
Here is the link to the official Worldskills competitions 2022 special edition website for more information about the skill competitions.
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