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1. Tell me about a time you went above and beyond for a customer. What did they request?
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  1. Tell me about a time you went above and beyond for a customer. What did they request?
  2. How do you think we stand out from our competitors?
  3. What do you know about our bakery?
  4. What makes you the best candidate for this job?
  5. Do you enjoy decorating cakes and cupcakes?
  6. How do you keep organized while baking? How do you keep a schedule for what needs to be done?
  7. Have you ever done any marketing for your former or current bakery?
  8. Sometimes our bakery gets crowded. Will you get stressed out if a line starts forming?
  9. Have you ever had a rude customer? How did you deal with them?
  10. Which baking skills do you consider yourself an expert in?
  11. Are you always on time for work?
  12. When did you first start baking?
  13. How well do you follow recipes?
  14. What do you find most challenging about being a baker?
  15. Tell me about baking disaster you have had. How did you redo the recipe and make a good product?
  16. How important is it for you to get this job at our bakery?
  17. What different frosting methods do you know how to use?
  18. Baking can be stressful. When have you worked in a stressful environment with deadlines to meet?
  19. What are your favorite things to bake?
  20. Have you ever called off work at your last position? What was your reason?
  21. What other skills, besides baking, would you bring to our bakery?
  22. What steps do you take to ensure little ingredients are wasted, or go bad, in your current bakery?
  23. Tell me about your education, if any, in the culinary arts.
  24. Do you have a professional mentor? Who do you look up to in this industry?
  25. How do you stay up to date on the latest trends in cakes?
  26. Are you able to quickly calculate and convert volume measurements between Metric, Imperial, and US Customary?
  27. What would your last meal be on Earth if you had to choose?
  28. Do you wish to own your own bakery one day?
  29. How long do you foresee yourself working at this bakery, if hired?
  30. Have you ever had an odd baking request? What did you do?
  31. If I were to give you a recipe to follow but you felt your own method was better, how would you handle that?
  32. Tell me about the largest or most complicated wedding cake you have ever created.
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Diana D'Souza
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Baker Information
August 28th, 2017

In professional kitchens, bakers are responsible for baking a wide range of savory and sweet baked items, from bread, pies, and rolls to cakes, cookies, and pastries. Their tasks include measuring and combining the ingredients, and setting up and operating the baking equipment. They also inspect the quality of the raw ingredients, develop new recipes, and oversee the finished product. They are responsible for all baking related activities from start to finish.
A high school diploma is the minimum educational qualification required for this role, though more established outfits may require applicants to have some kind of formal culinary training with a focus on baking. Bakers must have excellent critical thinking, decision making, active learning and time-management skills. They must also be creative and have good aesthetic sense.
Prospective employers will ask you why you chose to become a professional baker and what is your experience in this field. They will want to know if you specialize in baking savory or sweet items or both and if you see yourself doing this for the next few years. What about your long term career goals? Being prepared with your replies can help you come across as more confident and compelling during your interview. To be better prepared for your interview, practice your answers to the questions listed at Mock Questions.
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Top 10 Baker Interview questions, created to help you prepare for your upcoming job interview. Created on March 1st, 2016

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