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Sarasota County Technical Institute (The Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts Program)
(941) 924-1365
4748 Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL
Charlotte Technical Center (Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts)
(941) 255-7500
18150 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL
Orlando Culinary Academy
(407) 888-4000
8511 Commodity Circle
Orlando, FL
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Cocoa High School
(321) 632-5300, ext. 2553
2000 Tiger Trail
Cocoa, FL
Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology
(239) 377-0941
3702 Estey Avenue
Naples, FL
Keiser University Sarasota (Center for Culinary Arts)
(941) 907-3900
6151 Lake Osprey Drive
Sarasota, FL
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Miami
(954) 628-4400
3221 Enterprise Way
Miramar, FL
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South Lake High School
(352) 394-2100, ext. 5486
15600 Silver Eagle Road
Groveland, FL
Melbourne High School
(321) 952-5880
74 Bulldog Boulevard
Melbourne, FL
Bayside High School Culinary Arts
(321) 956-5000, ext. 3701
1901 DeGroodt Road
Palm Bay, FL
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How can I become a Baker?

Although a high school diploma is not required for entry level baking jobs, but it is appreciated by many employers. Most bakers learn by apprenticeship or on the job training, rather than formal education, although culinary school is a good option for bakers. Vocational training may also be available, depending upon the area and facility.

When bakers are trained, they generally first learn basic safety and sanitation procedures. Then they move on to baking procedures. Internships and apprenticeships are not uncommon for aspiring bakers who can learn on the job from more experienced bakers. Experience is much more important for bakers than education or formal training.

What does a Baker do?

Bakers mix and prepare dough, for bread, rolls, pastries, pies, and other baked goods. These baked goods can be sold in a bakery, restaurant store, or other establishment. A baker's job may vary slightly depending upon their seniority. Head bakers may oversee other bakers, while entry level bakers might prepare a workspace for more senior bakers.

Organization is important for bakers, as baked goods must be made on schedule and in a specific order so that the baker is able to produce the desired amount of baked goods. Bakers must prepare ingredients, mix them, bake them, and often clean up afterwards.

Depending upon the employer, a baker may also be responsible for marketing and selling the baked goods and dealing with the money associated with the sale. As a baker gains seniority, he or she might have the opportunity to oversee other employees or act as a mentor to a junior baker.

Some bakers may specialize in baking bread, for example, or cakes. In certain circumstances, a baker may study to become a pastry chef.

What skills and personal qualities should I have to become a Baker?

Bakers should be mathematically inclined, as they may have to perform many different calculations in recipes. Working as a team is important, as many bakers work alongside other bakers and perform apprenticeships or act as mentors. Speed and accuracy is essential for bakers, as well as skill in chopping, mixing, etc. Sanitation and cleanliness is necessary for bakers, as well as creativity and a good sense of taste and smell.

How much does a Baker make?

The wage and salary rate for bakers varies greatly depending upon seniority, employment location, and specialties. The median earnings of all chefs and cooks in 2008 was $34,370, and bakers' wages could be expected to be similar. Full time bakers can expect to make at least $500 per week. Benefits such as health care and bonuses depend on the employer.
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Who are some notable professionals in the field of Baking?

Erez Komrovsky is a famous Israeli baker who has popularized sourdough bread in Israel, after studying bread making techniques in France and San Francisco. One of his goals is for his br...

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