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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. 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.
Authors:
Contributing Author
Rachelle Enns
Recruiter
 
Contributing Author
Diana D'Souza
HR Professional
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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.
Baker User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 32
Tell me about a time you went above and beyond for a customer. What did they request?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
2.
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.
3.
Actually, this is my first job so I haven't had a lot of experience with customers.
4.
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.
5.
My creativeing my thoughts on how good I work. If I am fast enough.
Question 2 of 32
How do you think we stand out from our competitors?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
By working hard and showing more intrest in work.
2.
No, I haven't actually, though I know most of the shops around the center as I am around very often.
3.
The main grain is special because all of your products are made from the freshest local ingredients. Your employees are also kind, hardworking, dedicated, and very involved in the bakery. In most other bakeries, employees see their job as JUST a job. But I feel like here, it's more like family.
4.
I don't believe in that. If we are . Good thing to know.
5.
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.
Question 3 of 32
What do you know about our bakery?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Everything is made from scratch and is high quality.
2.
Well, I know that bakery all nice and neat an very excellent serves to the customer & employee.
3.
This is one of the finest bakeries I know and I would like to be a part of its team.
4.
I know that Hobbs bakery is a family run business and the 3 brothers take massive pride in their award winning products.
5.
Great service and baked goods.
Question 4 of 32
What makes you the best candidate for this job?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have a passion for baking, and working with people.
2.
I would not think I am the best but I am sure I can be by working hard.
3.
Harde worker, organizing, puntual.
4.
I`m Very awesome what do like make cupcake and decorating cake and bakery.
5.
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.
Question 5 of 32
Do you enjoy decorating cakes and cupcakes?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I do, yes. I do a lot of baking at home and have had a lot of experience with cupcakes, cookies and cakes.
2.
Yes! the personalization and decorating is definitely my favorite part of the cupcake of cake making process.
3.
Cupcakes are so easily to make and cakes are my masterpice.
4.
Ya I love to do that as presentation of the food is the prior thing.
5.
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?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have all the materials and ingredients that I need for those pastries out.
2.
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.
3.
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.
4.
Don't think about. I just do it. I know what to get done in a bakery I have experience ok.
5.
Let to do fast and must control the time untill to finish.
Question 7 of 32
Have you ever done any marketing for your former or current bakery?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have never worked in another bakery before.
2.
Yes both. I just love doing new stuff.
3.
Nope but am cratetivie, smart, love math , count number, s money, and counting back money. Stuff like that.
4.
When I was a food server, I always recommend baked item to custom. R
5.
Marketting hmmm yes , till how much I can impress upon others.
Question 8 of 32
Sometimes our bakery gets crowded. Will you get stressed out if a line starts forming?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
2.
No I handle busy times very well.
3.
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.
4.
No I just stay busy and motivated don't really worried about it.
5.
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.
Question 9 of 32
Have you ever had a rude customer? How did you deal with them?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
2.
I told him that it was my mistake and I replaced him his order.
3.
Yes I had. In quite manners sometimes but when my limit is over.......
4.
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.
5.
Nope. I just tell the boss.
Question 10 of 32
Which baking skills do you consider yourself an expert in?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Worked in a bakery for six years, love baking.
2.
Cookies. Chocolate chip, to be exact.
3.
Pineapple cake, truffle cakes cupcakes , muffins .
4.
Baking cakes and cupcakes muffins.
5.
I make these oatmeal raisin chocolate chip and walnut cookies, they are to die for. I'm also great at chocolate chip cookies and I make these awesome lemon blackberry cupcakes that are fantastic.
Question 11 of 32
Are you always on time for work?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes. Dance has taught me excellent time management skills and that being on time is late. Always be early!
2.
Yes , provided any uncertain situation arises.
Question 12 of 32
When did you first start baking?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
It is been up to 1\1/2 year.. Since I started my baking.. I love baking n decorating new products.
2.
About three years ago is when I first started baking at home.
3.
When I was just a little one. Though I've gotten more serious about it the past six months.
4.
I experienced my first start in baking when I'm a high school.
5.
At the age of 15 years old.
Question 13 of 32
How well do you follow recipes?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I follow the exact correct recepie.
2.
I follow them exactly how they are.
3.
I will follow recipes one by one step.
4.
I can follow recipes to the exact.
5.
I follow every recipe exactly.
Question 14 of 32
What do you find most challenging about being a baker?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
To be punctual every day at work.
2.
Noļ¼Œbecause this is my lovely job so if got any challenge I will try to solve it.
3.
It would have to be the hours but I am determined to prevail.
4.
Most challenging? Probably just getting the hang of it, maybe using the cash register or cutting the bread with the machinery.
5.
The final product to look like image I have of it in my head.
Question 15 of 32
Tell me about baking disaster you have had. How did you redo the recipe and make a good product?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
2.
I once sunk a loaf of bread, I remade the batch and Completed it successfully.
3.
Well, once I didn't have any white sugar so I had to substitute it with other types of sugars. I was skeptical that it would turnout well during it, but the substituting worked well and I overcame the issue.
4.
I made my chocolate chip cookies for a dance event recently. I decided to sift the dry ingredients to see of it would make a difference and it did. Big mistake. My cookies where flat and crunchy. I new that it was the sifted flour. The next time I made them, I left the flour the way it was and they were nice and chewy.
5.
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.
Question 16 of 32
How important is it for you to get this job at our bakery?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Beyond measure. I would love to work at your bakery because it would be a tremendous opportunity as a first.
2.
Very important, I have a passion for baking and I stove to achieve new goals.
3.
I would be very grateful to receive a position here.
4.
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.
5.
Tim-Horton' is a famous particularly for coffee and baked items.
Question 17 of 32
What different frosting methods do you know how to use?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Swirl, pipping, ruffle, script writing, smooth, zigzag, c motion.
2.
Piping. Using an offset spatula or straight spatula.
3.
I know the freezer method.
Question 18 of 32
Baking can be stressful. When have you worked in a stressful environment with deadlines to meet?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
2.
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.
3.
I can control stress with deadline very well. It is my strong advantage.
4.
I'm always working with deadlines to meet.
Question 19 of 32
What are your favorite things to bake?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I love to bake cheesecake. It takes patience and precision, and once it's done right, it tastes amazing.
2.
I enjoy baking cookies, cupcakes and cakes.
3.
Brownies, Cookies, cupcakes, cakes I love chocolaty sweet things, really moist and yummy.
4.
Cakes, breads and pastries.
5.
Bread, cakes, cookies and pastries.
Question 20 of 32
Have you ever called off work at your last position? What was your reason?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have only ever called off a shift when I was extremely unwell, or had a family emergency.
2.
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.
3.
Yes. Everybody needs a off day to be happy. We are not machine. Safety first before anything.
Question 21 of 32
What other skills, besides baking, would you bring to our bakery?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Cleaning, inventory, stocking, front end,
2.
Cleaning and taking calls. I'm pretty good at talking to people.
3.
I am good at cleaning, interacting with people, researching and memorizing things.
4.
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.
5.
I'm good at doing the cleaning, answering phone, and good costumer services.
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 Interview Answers
1.
Yes, I most certainly had an odd baking request. I worked super bard with my team to make the request simple.
2.
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 Interview Answers
1.
Obviously follow your recipe and follow your methods.
2.
Yes I can do it for you but before that I need to show you my reciepe.
3.
I would follow the recipe as the boss says to do so.
Question 32 of 32
Tell me about the largest or most complicated wedding cake you have ever created.
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