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Top 30 Baker Interview Questions

Question 1 of 32
Tell me about a time you went above and beyond for a customer. What did they request?
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Question 2 of 32
How do you think we stand out from our competitors?
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Your answer will help the hiring manager to see that you understand their business, you have researched the competitive landscape in the area, and that you have taken interest in what they do.

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"I believe you stand out from your competitors in a multitude of ways. Looking at your reputation in the community - I see that you are very well known for being accommodating and for using high quality ingredients. In comparison to your competitors, I see that you stand out because you engage with your customers on social media, and you are very active in giving back to the community through donations of food."
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Question 3 of 32
What do you know about our bakery?
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Display to the hiring manager that you researched the company prior to your interview. This shows the interviewer that you truly are interested in securing this role, and that you find it important enough that you would take the time to conduct research.

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"I took a lot of time getting to know your company through it's online presence. I am aware that you are a long-time family run business which is admirable. I understand, also, that you have very strong customer reviews online. What I enjoy most is that you give back so much to the community."
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Question 4 of 32
What makes you the best candidate for this job?
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Talk to the hiring manager about what you feel makes you the best option for them. Bring up your strong baking skills, but also be sure to include skills that will make you a stand-out candidate.

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"I feel that I am the best candidate for the job because aside from my very strong advanced pastry techniques, I am also able to manage the social media marketing side of your business. I would come with very fresh ideas on how to increase your customer base."
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Question 5 of 32
Do you enjoy decorating cakes and cupcakes?
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Do you fully enjoy decorating cakes and cupcakes? What do you enjoy about it, and what do you find most challenging? Tell the hiring manager if decorating cupcakes and cakes is something that you enjoy.

If you do enjoy decorating: "I really do enjoy decorating cakes and cupcakes and most people that I have worked with consider it my forte. The detail and attention that needs to go into a properly decorated cake is quite surprising to some. It's a highly technical skill."

If you do not enjoy decorating: "I have strong experience in decorating cakes and cupcakes; however; I consider myself stronger in the baking department."
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"I really do enjoy decorating cakes and cupcakes and most people that I have worked with consider it my forte. The detail and attention that needs to go into a properly decorated cake is quite surprising to some. It's a highly technical skill."
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Question 6 of 32
How do you keep organized while baking? How do you keep a schedule for what needs to be done?
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Question 7 of 32
Have you ever done any marketing for your former or current bakery?
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Question 8 of 32
Sometimes our bakery gets crowded. Will you get stressed out if a line starts forming?
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Question 9 of 32
Have you ever had a rude customer? How did you deal with them?
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Question 10 of 32
Which baking skills do you consider yourself an expert in?
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Question 11 of 32
Are you always on time for work?
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Question 12 of 32
When did you first start baking?
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Question 13 of 32
How well do you follow recipes?
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Question 14 of 32
What do you find most challenging about being a baker?
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Question 15 of 32
Tell me about baking disaster you have had. How did you redo the recipe and make a good product?
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Question 16 of 32
How important is it for you to get this job at our bakery?
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Question 17 of 32
What different frosting methods do you know how to use?
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Question 18 of 32
Baking can be stressful. When have you worked in a stressful environment with deadlines to meet?
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Question 19 of 32
What are your favorite things to bake?
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Question 20 of 32
Have you ever called off work at your last position? What was your reason?
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Question 21 of 32
What other skills, besides baking, would you bring to our bakery?
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Question 22 of 32
What steps do you take to ensure little ingredients are wasted, or go bad, in your current bakery?
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Question 23 of 32
Tell me about your education, if any, in the culinary arts.
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Question 24 of 32
Do you have a professional mentor? Who do you look up to in this industry?
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Question 25 of 32
How do you stay up to date on the latest trends in cakes?
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Question 26 of 32
Are you able to quickly calculate and convert volume measurements between Metric, Imperial, and US Customary?
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Question 27 of 32
What would your last meal be on Earth if you had to choose?
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Question 28 of 32
Do you wish to own your own bakery one day?
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Question 29 of 32
How long do you foresee yourself working at this bakery, if hired?
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Question 30 of 32
Have you ever had an odd baking request? What did you do?
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Question 31 of 32
If I were to give you a recipe to follow but you felt your own method was better, how would you handle that?
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Question 32 of 32
Tell me about the largest or most complicated wedding cake you have ever created.
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About Baker

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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