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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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"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."
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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Question 3 of 32
What do you know about our bakery?
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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."
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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Question 4 of 32
What makes you the best candidate for this job?
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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."
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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Question 5 of 32
Do you enjoy decorating cakes and cupcakes?
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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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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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1.
Sometime costumers are rude they ask for many thing but I try to make them satisfied as much as I can.
2.
My creativeing my thoughts on how good I work. If I am fast enough.
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Actually, this is my first job so I haven't had a lot of experience with customers.
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Sometime costumer are rude they ask for many things but I try to make them satisfied as much as I can.
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May be they request they want to ask about baker product.
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They request about the fresh and good bread.
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They aked me to bake red velvet cake.
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Working in the bakery at ASDA we have many requests from customers, the one that sticks out in my mind was a lady arranging an incredibly large 50th birthday BBQ late in summer last year and another local supermarket had let her down on her order so she came to us at last minute, now I was the only baker in that Sunday morning and I had a lot to do however I put my head down and made this lady 200 packets of assorted (plain cheese and sesame seeded) white baps. She was so thankful when she came to pick them up. She was so thankful that the following weekend she brought in a whole cake she had made at home for the bakery team and mentioned us to her friends who also later came and ordered baps from us aswell.
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I remember when a customer asked for a sandwich of ceased salad which has no anchovies and light on the ceased dressing though it was busy but I my self made it possible though customer was hesitating to ask seeing the crowd at the counter.
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To be honest I havent faced such a situation yet but definetely if something comes up I'll stand by the customer's demand.
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When I worked at West Point Market, a customer came in a few days before Christmas and needed a gift basket made for a bereavement gift. I took the time to go over every option to make sure the gift was exactly what the customer wanted, and made sure it would been a high priority to be delivered on time. The customer was very thankful for my help and tried to give me a tip.
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A woman at a wedding I was catering at was a vegetarian and the meal we were serving that night was pork. I told her I would see what I could do. I talked to the lead of the wedding about it, he was unenthusiastic but that's not what mattered. We made her a salad and she was very grateful.
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A customer requested a freshly made mushroom and meat pie so grabbed one from the fridge and picked some that were made in that morning, cooked them in the oven and handed themto the customer.
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One day by 10 pm a guest orderd a 4 kg black forest it was our closing time I told the guest to come in an hour.
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A customer was unsatisfied with the coffee we had provided him with. So he brought it back. I remade his coffee with a fresh batch and he still didn't like it. So I suggested if he wanted anything else. He said he didnt' care for anything else and he still appeared very upset. I suggested giving him his money back or a coupon for a free drink. He said he didn't want his money or a free drink.. So, I then suggested he try a flat white. I didn't want him to leave angry with a drink he didn't like or a refund he hadn't recieved. I told him I can make it fast and it's really delicous. He agreed so I made him the drink and asked him how it was. He loved it and thanked me for good customer service. A man had accidently put half and half in his coffee when he ment to put nonfat. I suggested making him another cup and he was very pleased and thanked me for my customer service. He had also asked for a knife for his bagle which I was happy to get for him.
Question 2 of 32
How do you think we stand out from our competitors?
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They all try to be the leader and I thing they aren't strong enaugh.
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I don't believe in that. If we are . Good thing to know.
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Anyone have the opportunity to interview this job so what I can say is we cheer together.
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No, I haven't actually, though I know most of the shops around the center as I am around very often.
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I thought that they were alright.
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Yes I has researched this and I think we could raise it up more.
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I have looked over other bakeries in and around Bristol and where there are many reputable companies with great opportunities yours stands out the most. The family run essence and your award winning products really stand out and I would like to be a part of that and continue to learn increasing my own skills and abilities.
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I think not thinking about the competitors we should always deliver the wow with extra efforts to the customer .... And that's the basic rule of the business.
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I think they are strong competition, but I feel this is the best.
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Yes, for the every field of work there is a competetion.I believe competetion brings out the best in us.
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Yes I have, your bakery is one of the best, but there are a few competitors selling similar products. I believe with strong work, and a passion for improvement and always finding the best things to bake, we will stay ahead of the competitors.
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Their work seems ok, but I like the attention to detail & high standard of work your company produces.
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I thought of them as having poor customer service, very rude.
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My area of intrastate is bakery.
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Yes.. And I think there a good baker and has a good pastry.. But I have a big confident on mine.
Question 3 of 32
What do you know about our bakery?
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I think, I didnt know, because iLL never try, if im work to canada, Ireseached, what mostly like..
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Great service and baked goods.
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One of the best in the town.
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How to plan a professional production.
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I found out from your add that you have great team and you are lloking for very fine bakers for your products.
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It's good..... You have new product.
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You guys get very busy, and make very nice cakes for every occation.
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I used to live in the area.
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The bakery is famous for its macarons.
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Creative Edge Food Company Ltd is a privately owned wholesale bakery servicing cafes, restaurants, hotels, caterers and corporate clients throughout the Auckland region. If you call us or order online, we can deliver the next day. Our handcrafted baking includes cake, loaves, muffins, scones, a sweet & savoury tart range, cupcakes, brioche & a special range of non gluten, dairy free and eggless options.
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You company make muffins, donuts, cookies.
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Your bakery is one of the best bread distributor in this country.
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I've visited here a few times and I still remember.
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From others talking about it.
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Some one told me about it.
Question 4 of 32
What makes you the best candidate for this job?
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Motivated by challenges want to utilize my skills and experience ability to effectively meet challenges.
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I'm hard working, determined and always ready for a new challenge.
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I'm a team worker, I've been working as baker for 2 years and I can add my own experience to the conpany.
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I have what you need skills and confidence I'm very focus, the word no it is very rare for me I get right to the point no waist of time.
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Hard worker, dependable, take my job seriously, very friendly.
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Harde worker, organizing, puntual.
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I have a passion for baking and am committed to doing my best in making product of the foremost perfection.
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I'm creative, eager to learn.
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Because I have strong learning ability,I can quickly adapt to this job. Also I can keep food quality and safety.
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I have a positive attitude and im energetic. I'm a fast learner.
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I am a people person, so I feel that I would be pleasant for the customers while serving at the counter.
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I am a hard working and finish my tasks on time.
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I have a hard working ethic and am committed to being the very best I can be. My ability to pick up new skills quickly and keep motivated through fresh challenges make me the best candidate for the job.
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My dedication towards the work in a very respectful manner and be honest in my work.
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I'm in culinary and am great at baking.
Question 5 of 32
Do you enjoy decorating cakes and cupcakes?
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Cakes are my masterpice and cupcakes are so easily to make.
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Cupcakes are so easily to make and cakes are my masterpice.
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I do, yes. I do a lot of baking at home and have had a lot of experience with cupcakes, cookies and cakes.
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Ya I love to do that as presentation of the food is the prior thing.
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Yes! the personalization and decorating is definitely my favorite part of the cupcake of cake making process.
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I cant comment because I never got the opportunity.
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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I make my plan before starting.
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When I baking I managed time.
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I have all the materials and ingredients that I need for those pastries out.
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Don't think about. I just do it. I know what to get done in a bakery I have experience ok.
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I help you and you help me always is my motto. Will arrange the schedule successfully.
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Well, I think to be organised I will need to learn the different types of breads and products sold, which I've looked into already by looking onto the website.
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I set up a schedule for whats need to be done and by what time.
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Let to do fast and must control the time untill to finish.
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I keep everything calculated on mind as to what to do further.
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When I'm done with an ingredient or a utensil, I put it away or put it in the sink to be washed. I cannot work in a cluttered space.
Question 7 of 32
Have you ever done any marketing for your former or current bakery?
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No. This is actually my first bakery.
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When I was a food server, I always recommend baked item to custom. R
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Nope but am cratetivie, smart, love math, count number, s money, and counting back money. Stuff like that.
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Yes both. I just love doing new stuff.
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Marketting hmmm yes, till how much I can impress upon others.
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I have never worked in another bakery before.
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No but I would be interested to try that given the opportunity.
Question 8 of 32
Sometimes our bakery gets crowded. Will you get stressed out if a line starts forming?
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This is stresstful, we better to call my one of my family or my friend to help me.
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No I handle busy times very well.
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No, I enjoy working in busy environment.
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No I just stay busy and motivated don't really worried about it.
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I'd like to think that I would not. I'd stay calm and spend appropriate time with each customer, while getting their orders done as fast as possible.
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Certainly not stressing means you are not fit for this work or business customer are always the same but being polite and make them feel special is all what they want so be generous and serve them.
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During college days I have faced enough crowds, which makes us all the more confident and dedicated towards work.
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I honestly enjoy staying busy at work, so a line won't bother me.
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First off, remain calm, breathe, and smile. No one will be able to tell you're stressed if your smiling. Second, work as fast as possible while still maintaining neatness and persiceness. If there's other people working, have everyone doing a different job of keeping costumers satisfied while they wait.
Question 9 of 32
Have you ever had a rude customer? How did you deal with them?
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Yes, but iLL try my best to convience him, to smile and talk talk to nice to him.
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I try to deal with him make him laugh or something like that.
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I always smile on my face and I ask what their need.
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I didn't I just told the boss who in charge.
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Nope. I just tell the boss.
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This is my first job so I haven't come across rude customers, but if I were to come across a rude customer I would be patient and just keep smiling, not showing any anger or disapproval on my face.
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Everybody has a different types of nature but dealing withe rude customer is the challenge in the hospitality business the customer asked from us the thing which was not in the menu but on the other hand it was not so difficult eg he asked me the blue berry pancake which has the type of basted eggs between the pancakes I made it possible and he was very happy and offered me 10 dollar tip.
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To be honest I havent faced such a situation yet but definetely if something comes up I'll stand by the customer's demand.
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Working in many positions that worked with the public, I have had my share of rude customers. One time in particular, working at the Probate Court....
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Yes I had. In quite manners sometimes but when my limit is over.......
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Yes, I did have to deal with a rude customer . So I did claim customer down and as what did you ask again ? if he `s still contines then I will have my supervisor to talk to him.
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I would still be nice to the customer to try and solve their problems.
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I told him that it was my mistake and I replaced him his order.
Question 10 of 32
Which baking skills do you consider yourself an expert in?
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Cupcakes! I love baking cupcakes. I am really good at frosting any type of cake as well.
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Cookies brownies cakes cupcakes.
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I would say tarts and pies and cakes.
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Worked in a bakery for six years, love baking.
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Croissant, cake, muffin, danish. Etc.
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Pineapple cake, truffle cakes cupcakes, muffins .
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Baking cakes and cupcakes muffins.
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Always getting the mesurements right.
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Iam expert in making breads.
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Muffins, mainly. But I also do well with cakes.
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I consider my expertise on cupcakes,
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Madeira cake, chocolate cake, vanilla cookies.
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I'm expert in preparation of ingredients and understanding the needs of costumer.
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How do you keep organized.
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Cookies. Chocolate chip, to be exact.
Question 11 of 32
Are you always on time for work?
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Yes, provided any uncertain situation arises.
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Yes. Dance has taught me excellent time management skills and that being on time is late. Always be early!
Question 12 of 32
When did you first start baking?
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About 4 years ago as a hibby.
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At the age of 15 years old.
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It is been up to 1\1/2 year.. Since I started my baking.. I love baking and decorating new products.
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As a child I would bake with my mother and as I got older, I would venture into baking for her instead. My passion for it never ceased. Quite the opposite, actually; it got bigger.
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I experienced my first start in baking when I'm a high school.
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About three years ago is when I first started baking at home.
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When I was just a little one. Though I've gotten more serious about it the past six months.
Question 13 of 32
How well do you follow recipes?
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I follow the recipes closely, and if I feel that they've worked out well, the next time I might add something different or change something and see how that goes.
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I measure it careful, since baking is very sensitive, you have to follow strict procedure in making.
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I follow recipes very well, most of the goods I bake are successful the first time I make them.
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I follow my recipes really good.
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Ill make sure the measurements and procedure are correct.
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Extremely well. I can adhere to a recipe, as well as take one and tweak it and make it my own.
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I follow them to the T.
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I like to follow recipes especially when it comes to baking, but if I dont have all the ingredients then I will change it up abit.
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I follow the exact correct recepie.
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I follow them exactly how they are.
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I follow recipes very well. Most of the time when I bake from a recipe I haven't seen before, it turns out well. I always go over the recipe a few times in my head before actually attempting it, that way I know what needs to be done, and if I have a question about the recipe and can answer it before I start.
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I follow recipes well, I tend to read over the recipe the day before so that I already have a guideline to follow.
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I follow all, the measuring, the recipe, and mostly grams that you need.
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I can follow recipes to the exact.
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Some times I do make some changes to create new recipes.
Question 14 of 32
What do you find most challenging about being a baker?
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Recipes are key to baking if you mess up the recipe you mess up the food.
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To be punctual every day at work.
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To give the same quality all the time.
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Some of the designs customers will ask for. They are very challenging.
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I do the emergency orders on time.
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It would have to be the hours but I am determined to prevail.
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Don't stop proved myself.
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Baking is my favorite work.
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It's challenge me a lot in discovering new recipes of bread and making them perfectly.
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Under pressure, dealing with costumes.
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The final product to look like image I have of it in my head.
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Experience with working in a bakery.
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The people. That comes in the line . When we get busy.
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Noļ¼Œbecause this is my lovely job so if got any challenge I will try to solve it.
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Most challenging? Probably just getting the hang of it, maybe using the cash register or cutting the bread with the machinery.
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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My cookies did not spread enough, so I cut out some of the flour.
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Once I almost overbaked some brownies, but I was able to take them out of the oven quickly and let them cool. They were just a tad over baked but still looked good so I frosted them, which added moisture back in and they turned out great.
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I stopped and evaluated the situation. I left a bowl in the oven, with it on, and the bowl melted. I quickly cleaned up the mess and began mixing a new batch of dough to rise, taking care not to let the bowl melt.
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Hmm, well I made Bread in college recently with my friend, when we were mixing the dough, I added salt, not knowing that she had already salted it, unfortunately we killed the yeast, is didnt prove and came out of the oven like a rock. I learned then and there the real need for teamwork and communication, We remade the bread and it came out lovely.
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Making strudel, too hot filling and too much, cool the filling completely!
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Just last week I was testing out a new concept for a cupcake; thai tea. And it was trial and error at best. It was too flat to dark too vanilla, etc, I just kept trying.
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The first few times I made cheesecake, I was too impatient with the process and had to start over at least three times. I put the eggs into the mixer too soon and too fast. But once I figured it out, it tasted amazing.
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I re-read the recipe slowly and made sure that I followed it correctly the second time around.
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When I first started I had alot of mistakes but as I learned more my products became better and better.
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First time, my bake is over cook, but then i,LL try again, ithink is not better, but somehow I do my job, it works.
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I once sunk a loaf of bread, I remade the batch and Completed it successfully.
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Putting to much salt and I can double the quantity to make good product.
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Add a little bit of the ingredient that I left out.
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It started with my mother who wanted to bake a brownie cake for the office party she was to attend and she asked me to help. The first attempt, the outside was too hard and almost burnt whereas the inside wasn't quite done. So, by reaction, I made more batter and baked it at a lower temperature as to even the cooking process out.
Question 16 of 32
How important is it for you to get this job at our bakery?
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I am not perfect, im not the best, but I want more to learn, and I want to share what I have learn on my on,
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Very important, I have a passion for baking and I stove to achieve new goals.
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I strongly believe that working with big company always makes me continually grow up and I can get the best suport.
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Beyond measure. I would love to work at your bakery because it would be a tremendous opportunity as a first.
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Tim-Horton' is a famous particularly for coffee and baked items.
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This is important because I want to continue my profession as a Baker. And to develop my knowledge in baking.
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I would be very grateful to receive a position here.
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I would love to grab this opportunity to implement my theoretical knowledge into practical one's.
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Very. I'm very mature for my age, so working in an environment like Rockman's where there are lots of people my age, was frustrating. It's hard for me to understand sometimes that not everyone my age has an adult mindset like I do or am not dedicated like I am. I feel like working in this bakery would challenge me but still be a calm environment to work in. Getting this job would mean the world.
Question 17 of 32
What different frosting methods do you know how to use?
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Swirl, pipping, ruffle, script writing, smooth, zigzag, c motion.
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I know the freezer method.
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Piping. Using an offset spatula or straight spatula.
Question 18 of 32
Baking can be stressful. When have you worked in a stressful environment with deadlines to meet?
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I'm always working with deadlines to meet.
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I can control stress with deadline very well. It is my strong advantage.
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Well, school does include many deadlines with assignments and homework. I'm good under pressure usually, so a deadline environment shouldn't be a challenge.
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At a wedding, we showed up late and they were on a strict schedule for when dinner was. We had the set up a dining room of about 200 people. It was stressful but we made it.
Question 19 of 32
What are your favorite things to bake?
User-Submitted Answers
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Cookies, cakes, and bread.
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Brownies, Cookies, cupcakes, cakes I love chocolaty sweet things, really moist and yummy.
3.
Cakes, breads and pastries.
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Bread, cakes, cookies and pastries.
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I dont really have anything in particular that I really like to bake. So far I have been making a variety of goods in order to test out where my strengths are.
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Pie, cakes, anything chocolate, love working with phyllo and tarts. Have a special place in my heart for tarts and bread.
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Typically I bake cupcakes and cake pops most often.
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I love experimenting with new hings, but I am mostly known for my cupcakes and cheesecakes.
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Cookies, cake, pastries and bread.
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My favorite things to bake are bread and cakes. I am not sure why these are my favorite, but I could bake those every day and be happy.
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I love to bake cheesecake. It takes patience and precision, and once it's done right, it tastes amazing.
12.
I like to bake breads and cakes.
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I love to bake soft bread like buns and loaf.
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I enjoy baking cookies, cupcakes and cakes.
15.
Biscuits, bread and cakes.
Question 20 of 32
Have you ever called off work at your last position? What was your reason?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes. Everybody needs a off day to be happy. We are not machine. Safety first before anything.
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I have only ever called off a shift when I was extremely unwell, or had a family emergency.
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The only times I ever called off work were when I had a death in the family and I was sick I didn't want to risk spreading anything.
Question 21 of 32
What other skills, besides baking, would you bring to our bakery?
User-Submitted Answers
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Whilst assisting head chef in france cooking for a family in their chalet a child insisted she wanted pancakes for pudding instead of tart like the pther familym.
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Cleaning, inventory, stocking, front end,
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I'm good at doing the cleaning, answering phone, and good costumer services.
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I am good at cleaning, interacting with people, researching and memorizing things.
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Cleaning and taking calls. I'm pretty good at talking to people.
Question 22 of 32
What steps do you take to ensure little ingredients are wasted, or go bad, in your current bakery?
Question 23 of 32
Tell me about your education, if any, in the culinary arts.
Question 24 of 32
Do you have a professional mentor? Who do you look up to in this industry?
Question 25 of 32
How do you stay up to date on the latest trends in cakes?
Question 26 of 32
Are you able to quickly calculate and convert volume measurements between Metric, Imperial, and US Customary?
Question 27 of 32
What would your last meal be on Earth if you had to choose?
Question 28 of 32
Do you wish to own your own bakery one day?
Question 29 of 32
How long do you foresee yourself working at this bakery, if hired?
Question 30 of 32
Have you ever had an odd baking request? What did you do?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes, I most certainly had an odd baking request. I worked super bard with my team to make the request simple.
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The costumer, whats she request, just odd and put simple decoration, and simple smile for him..
3.
Yes, I can make effort to do it on time.
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?
User-Submitted Answers
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I would follow the recipe as the boss says to do so.
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Yes I can do it for you but before that I need to show you my reciepe.
3.
Obviously follow your recipe and follow your methods.
Question 32 of 32
Tell me about the largest or most complicated wedding cake you have ever created.

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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