The job of a pastry chef
A pastry chef makes cakes, confectionery, freshly baked pastries, chocolates and petits fours.
As an artisan, a pastry chef makes both French pastry classics and original recipes that are his own secret recipe. An artist, in the true sense of the word, he must take great care in order to create an array of products which are as appealing to the eye as to the palate.
A pastry chef in charge of his own boutique also has to manage stock control, orders and inventories and has very good people skills to be able to give advice to his customers.
Pastry: where art and precision meet
Mindful of the importance of the quality of what he has to offer to his customers, the pastry chef takes great care over the aesthetics of his desserts. Decoration is an extremely important factor in pastry making and this is why creativity and technicality must be combined in order to create something which is original and has been perfectly executed. .
A pastry chef must, of course, create something which is visually pleasing but must not forget that taste is just as important. Therefore, his dessert recipes must be followed with precision and exactitude to achieve optimum and, more importantly, identical results every day.
Equipped with an exceptional sense of taste, he must know how to marry flavors and textures to constantly innovate and create original pastries.