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Bakery and Confectionery as a Career
by Pallavi Bhattacharya Bookmark and Share
 

Being a baker is a lot more than just knowing how to bake bread. Bakery and confectionery as a career is both an art and science. A baker makes various kinds of loaves, bread rolls, croissants, buns, pastries, cakes and savories by adding his own innovation to his basic knowledge of baking. Every course on baking and confectionery teaches how to weigh out and measure ingredients; mix, divide and mould dough, set the dough to rise, bake different bread and confectionery products and how to decorate, slice and wrap the final product.

Qualities a Baker/Confectionery should have

When asked what qualities and good baker and confectioner should have, Joseph Uttam Gomes Senior Lecturer (Food Production Patisserie) of the National Institute of Hotel Management in Kolkata answers, 'Proper knowledge of ingredients, costing, proper methods of preparing products and pricing is essential. One should at least know that mozzarella and not Amul Cheese should be used to make pizza. One should also take care not to waste ingredients.' Chef Barbara Truskaller, former pastry chef at the Grand Hyatt of Mumbai, advises, 'A good baker & confectioner should be well-acquainted with the products that he / she is using, the reaction when he / she mixes products and correct presentation.'

Sarbendra Sarkar, Food & Beverage Manager of The Peerless Inn, Kolkata, answers, 'A hotel management course will just give the student the basics. To be an excellent confectioner one needs develop new recipes regularly. If you are catering to Indian confectionery items you need to learn the ropes from amithaiwallah. You must get fresh cow milk to make sweat-meats. You should not store mithai for a long time ' long-term refrigeration will just spoil it ' if at all storage is necessary sweet-meat should be stored in syrup.'

Tips on Opening your Own Bakery /Confectionery Outlet

Mr.Gomes advises, 'Firstly, they should find out what the tastes of the native people are and price the items in accordance to the budget of the people. The bakery unit should be located at a place in the city, which attracts customers. The initial infrastructure may be of low budget and with small space. All is needed in a specialized oven, a marble top table, a mixie and a refrigerator in a small room. If a confectionery has to be set up an air conditioned room is mandatory.' Barbara adds, 'The products you make depends on the clientele, climate of the place and what ingredients are easily available. If you open a bakery in a warm country like India you can work with tropical fruits as they are easily available. A good baker should be able to adjust easily. Cream, butter and other ingredients may vary from country to country- recipes should be adjusted accordingly.

A good baker should be able to experiment with flavors.' Jaidev Dutta, Asst Manager-Sales & Admin of Escoffier, a leading bakery and confectionery outlet says, 'A unique feature of our restaurant is a beveled glass area that allows visitors to watch the kitchen activity. We use the finest ingredients to meet our high standards. We use no preservatives and anything that is two days old, is thrown away. We target at the health conscious customers keeping the food as delicious as ever. We have whole wheat bread, low fat bread, granary bread and an exclusive salad bar. We regularly update the menu and organize food fests. On Valentine's Day, Rose Day, Friends Day and Christmas at Escoffier - customers will find a new decor and special food preparations appropriate to the occasion. Escoffier attracts a wide range of customers - the youth, office goers and families.'

Other Employment Opportunities

If you are looking for a salaried job instead of starting your own bakery, here's where to look for a job for. Mr.Gomes of the National Institute of Hotel Management says, 'Our students have got lucrative jobs both in India and abroad as chefs in the stream of bakery and confectionery. In India our students are settled in Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi with jobs in Taj Bengal, ITC, Trident and other starred hotels. Abroad they have been placed in various cruise lines - Miami Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Apollo Cruise Line. In India the starting salary for this profession is Rs 5000 and abroad it is $ 800. The hierarchy of posts in bakery and confectionery are as follows : Chef, CDP and Commi 1.

30-Jul-2006
More by :  Pallavi Bhattacharya
 
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Article Comment Hi, i m Shraddha Goel from kolkata. I have done a lot of baking courses n have been taking orders and doing it from home. If anybody needs any kind of help in any kind of bakery products, kindly mail me your requirements.
shraddha goel
09/24/2014
Article Comment I want to start a bakery for making cakes, pastries etc. for selling in kolkata.
Kindly give me idea about training courses in kolkata.
RUMA BHATTACHARJEE
09/21/2014
Article Comment hello sir I am chef and want learn commercial bakery and confectionary courses so could you please tell me the fees and about your clases and what things you will cover in your class
thank you
Praveen saini
praveen saini
09/09/2014
Article Comment hi, madam
i am 30 years and i am a housewife.I want to start bakery shop but first i am want to shortterm course of catering. Please suggest me.

Thank you
Regard
Rakhi
rakhi de
08/29/2014
Article Comment Hi..I want to start an online business for cakes, want a lady who is expert in preparing cake. If interested kindly drop your number
Pallavi
08/24/2014
Article Comment Hi Ma'am,
I've being baking cakes cookies etc. for my home need for many years and also take orders for wedding cakes. Now I want to start a small bakery which I can handle with minimum labour. We have two car sheds attached to the house can that be converted, one for the baking unit and the other for the outlet. The products I plan to make are cakes, cookies donuts and some bread based items (pizzas, rolls etc) for which I plan to outsource the bread base from good bakers initially. I've attended weekend courses for baking of bread but I have not reached the mark. Kindly give me more ideas and advice.

Thankyou,
Lucy
Lucy
08/16/2014
Article Comment Hi I'm a baker working long time in bakery in many countries. I'm looking to start my bakery in India if you have good place or any offer please contact me. My email I'd worldpeacecafe@yahoo.com
kk
08/05/2014
Article Comment I would like to learn the act of bakery & confectionery ,So please let me know how do i join your classes ...

Reply me ASAP
Amitabh panda
08/04/2014
Article Comment Hi,

Want to learn baking and start my own cafe.
Parveen
07/14/2014
Article Comment Hi,

I am interested in starting a bakery in Hyderabad where do i get the products on bulk.

Kindly let me know.


Thanking you
K.Radhika
07/13/2014
Article Comment I m home make and post graduate in Political science in the year 1999
now ilt's long time to away from study but now i would like to make my carerer in bakery itmes and need your helf
pls advice if you have your institute in jaipur it would be certified of any government body
Barkha mathur
05/04/2014
Article Comment Hello

Very much inertested to start a Bakery and Confectioney Business needs to know much more about these Industry in Kolkata. Could you please suggest any short term course for gathering more information and ideas.
Suresh
04/23/2014
Article Comment am opening an italian bakery, confectionery n cafe in delhi. i also will hobby classes in it. anyone interested to be partner can contact me at 8285813727.
bipin
04/22/2014
Article Comment Hi, This is Moumita.. I'm 27 yrs old from Kolkata... I m an MBA professional, baking has been my hobby since childhood, now I wanna pursue as a career. Kindly suggest me where I can pursue Professional Course on Patisserie & Confectionery in Kolkata with an internship... My long-term goal is to own a bakery of my own... Waiting for your reply ASAP... Thank You..
Moumita Chowdhury
Moumita Chowdhury
04/11/2014
Article Comment i am a graduate ,but veryyyy intrested in baking and would like to make a career in the same,kindly advice me what can be done,where i can learn as well as earn .looking forward for your quick reply
tejasvi
03/24/2014
Article Comment I want to start a bakery business in Kolkata. I think a professional course in bakery will me in my business. Your advise is required in this matter.
Plz suggest in Kolkata from where I can do this course.
Experinsed shef for my bekery, how can I search.
Debjani Saha
03/19/2014
Article Comment i nwanted to learn bakery course.
vandana
03/07/2014
Article Comment I am very much interested to do a bakery and confectionary course to be a professional.I am 40+. I live in kolkata. If there is any such course which has no age limit. And I have to do the course in Kolkata only.
kuheli mukherjee
02/27/2014
Article Comment I m a baker and now i want to standerd to my work
so suggest me. thanx
Aiuaz ahmad
02/25/2014
Article Comment I m a baker and i have a good experience becoz its started by my father and my business is running since 1978.
But i want to standard my business ,so,advise me about my business
Md.Aiyaz Ahmad
02/22/2014
Article Comment Nice artical.My wife is a housewife who loves cooking. She want to start a bakery business. Please advice where to enroll for the training.She is 40 +. Will it be possible for her to join an institute for short course in baking ?
Om prakash pareek
02/17/2014
Article Comment Hello! Pallavi,

Nice artical. I am a housewife who loves cooking. I want to start a bakery business. Please advice where to enroll for the training. I am 40 +. Will it be possible for me to join an institute for short course in baking ?
Suchismita Kanungo
02/06/2014
Article Comment Sir
I am interested to study the bakery items making like cakes,bread & biscuits..........
I want to start a unit of obove mention items in my town kerala calicut
I am 40 age old
now successfully running some other business
bakery manufacturing unit is my dream projects
I am waiting for your valuable direction
sincerely
mujeeb k t
mujiblueline@gmail.com
calicut , kerala
mujeeb
02/04/2014
Article Comment hello mam,
I want make my carrier in bakery, I don't have any kind of degree, plz suggest me what I can do?
Rajat adhikari
01/29/2014
Article Comment I am looking for a chef who is good at desserts , confectionery and breads for my catering business in Bangalore. Pls email me at the earliest.

Subba
01/19/2014
Article Comment hello mam,
I want make my carrier in bakery, I don't have any kind of degree, plz suggest me what I can do?
Pushkar Singh
01/18/2014
Article Comment hello mam,
i am doing graduation in Foods and nutrition (bakery and confectionary ), m looking for reputed bakery internship training , kindly suggest
.. thank you
savita singh
01/16/2014
Article Comment I am looking for a freelance or part time baker for pastry , confectionery and breads for my catering business in kolkata. Pls email me at the earliest. You dhould have a flexible approach and be willing to learn.
Email at s_smriti@hotmail.com
Smriti Sarawagi
01/14/2014
Article Comment I want to do bakery course in kolkata plz suggest
Seems
12/14/2013
Article Comment I want to learn professional baking and also want to do part time job in this
shriya agarwal
12/06/2013
Article Comment Hey ,
I am 21 ,I wanna learn professional eggless baking . I live in Mumbai n wanna d best course available here .please help me
moksha
11/15/2013
Article Comment Hallo,mam i had12 years exp in bakery and pastry i worked with 4 french and one spanish pastry chef .now i am feel not to work in middle east.i want Start Small but very Nice bakery and wedding cake shop.i am good in chocolaté work,working with food chemicals l'île algin,calcis,xantan etc. how can i Start a bakery in india ?can i found the raw metrials l'île pectin, citric acid ,decoram like thèse things in india?please guide me mam.thanking you
gladson fernandes
10/29/2013
Article Comment I completed my hotel management studies in this year. I am interested to work in bakery department. I need some basic knowledge to start my carrear. please give me some tips mam.
Ananthakrishnan.M B
10/12/2013
Article Comment Hi sir /mam
i m frm hotel mangmnt cmpltd 2nd yr nd nt intrstd to study furthr bt my area of intrst is is bakery as i dnt wnt to waste my yr i wil like to knw abt ur institue fees durationl nd akk
jignesh goswami
10/09/2013
Article Comment Im Very Happy to B in I.H.M Goa..............yeeeeeeeh
Tejas mane
09/18/2013
Article Comment sir i am just fresher and i am interested in bakery department.how can i make a good knowledge in bakery.
rajkishan choudhury
09/07/2013
Article Comment Hi, i want to start my bakery business from home. but i dont know where to buy big ovens for the business. Please can you suggest me where can i get one.
Shuchi
09/01/2013
Article Comment Mam I am a fresher.
Am just complete the diploma Of bakery and confecnanry in I H M in gurdaspur Punjab nd I want to see the job can u help me mam plz
Shiv parshad
07/03/2013
Article Comment I'm looking for learning baking items in south Kolkata. If anybody can help me in this matter... ! Thanx in advance.
Lopita Nandi
06/25/2013
Article Comment dear mam
i have a small bekery and wants to learn more bakery items and cake icing .
pls help me
thanks
samir das
samir das
06/20/2013
Article Comment Hello Mam,
I am Complete the degree in hotel management & Now I want to career in bakery. I am staying at Mumbai. Plz Guide me...........
vijay sonar
06/13/2013
Article Comment Hi, I'm very much interested in bakery and want to do bakery course in Bangalore so could you please help me . I have already completed hotel management degree.
Tenzin Thinley
06/13/2013
Article Comment Mam,

I need to know weather u have Ur books sold in market about bakery stuff, if not where do I get the details, I m interested in learning bakery items.

thanks,
vinod binjola
03/19/2013
Article Comment planning to start a bakery, need master baker and 6 trained assistants in our small village in Honavar Taluka about 200kms south of Goa...pls help and tell how to go about hiring the staff....or could I send some locals for training, please then recommend courses in Karnataka
Suma Kaushik
01/13/2013
Article Comment hai
i want to join baking, cake decorative, and pastries making course, plz suggest me the courses available in banglore.
ayyappa
01/10/2013
Article Comment Hi want get the training for opening my own bakery shop but i don't have the knowledge of it, please suggest me something from were i can do that type of course.
VINAY KUMAR
11/14/2012
Article Comment i'm like to start new bakery shop in my native (madurai), i do't have knowledge about bakery ,but i plan to join bakery course in Bangalore next month(1 month course), please advice me the same ,what are all thinks to do start the bakery.
A.Ajatha sathru
10/22/2012
Article Comment I know bakery & confectionary work very well.I need job thank you.
Ashok mishra
10/13/2012
Article Comment I am looking forward for a career in Bakery hence need training. Please help me find the details for the course for learning Bakery in Kolkata.
Rajni Choudhary
10/10/2012
Article Comment Hello!
i want to join cake baking, cake decorating and pasterie making classes. Pls suggest me where could i learn these professionally in Kolkata.

Regardss
Viju
Viju Chatterjee
09/23/2012
Article Comment hi , i would like to join in bakery and confectionery course . can you please tel me the places in chennai and banglore which offers the course and the job opportunities
dhiviya m
09/05/2012
Article Comment Hello friends i a a bakery owner in surat... and looking for bakery and pastry chef plz contact me of for the same at kushaltibrewal@hotmail.com .. good salary and pay definitely ......
kushal tibrewal
07/15/2012
Article Comment Madam im Paul from kolkata ,India.Im looking for a bakery job as Chef De Party in hotel ,catering in kolkata city.can u please help me to find a job.i have 8 years experience in the similar field.
Paul Rakesh Khan
07/11/2012
Article Comment Mam,
I need to know where to take internship training.
Thanks...

Rashid Ahmad
07/07/2012
Article Comment hi i am 40 yrs old i want to career in bakery& confectionery in allahabad (up) i want to same book in hindi plz help me thanks janardan shukla email jds2372@gmail.com
janardan shukla
06/24/2012
Article Comment Dear Madam,
I have completed Degree in Hotel Management. I would like to do Internship course in Confectionery and Bakery Dept.
So pl assist me for further step. i.e In which country i will such courses?
Tejas Hande
06/20/2012
Article Comment hieee ma'am. i recently done my graduation in HM.& i want to do some course in bakery for additional qualification. so, plz suggest me some course name and institute..
prashant kokane
06/19/2012
Article Comment Hi I am an M.Com graduate. I would like to take up a course in bakery as i wish to set up a small business of my own in this field. Could you please suggest an institute or a school in Kolkata where i can go for this course.
Thank you awaiting for your reply.
Fiona
06/07/2012
Article Comment


hi.it was great to go through your ideas on confectionery.i want to start a confectionery business with a minimum investment.please suggest and guide me..
jk
05/24/2012
Article Comment Hi I am 36 years old & wish to start confectionary shop in Delhi plz suggest me how to start
Keshav Dwivedi
05/18/2012
Article Comment Hi, I have done my catering management coarse from SNDT college & am presently going to do a bakery & confectionery 3 mnth coarse from Dadar Catering College
I want to pursue a career in this field.

Is there requirement for interns or kitchen helpers in hotels & restaurants who have done the baking coarse.

what kind of openings are there for me? after doing this coarse?

priya mehta
05/16/2012
Article Comment Hello Ma'am
I am B Com Graduate and now i persuing MMS (operation) from new Mumbai ,I eager start the my own business. i am intrest in bakery shop because my family business is same, my family business is in my native place ( i. e. Sindhudurg 100 away from goa)
so should i start business after complision of MMS or wait few more year for getting an experience from same industry. Suggest me...Thnx.
Manoj Patil
05/15/2012
Article Comment Hello Sir,
Just I was going through google.com and got your web address.,
I am planning to start a bakery near to my residence or in my home only, can you please give some suggestions and tips what are the basic necessities and equipment needed and how much investment to be put.?


Please reply

Sandeep Kumar V
sandeepv.hyd@gmail.com
SANDEEP KUMAR V
05/12/2012
Article Comment hello ma'am

i want to specialise in bakery & confectionery so please suggest me a ANY SPECIAL course for the bakery
khushbu
05/08/2012
Article Comment hi,
i recently finished my degree h.m from calcutta...m interested in baking items...planing to open bakery shop soon...for that m searching bakery n confectionery traning in calcutta but couldnt find it..plz help me where i can find traning in calcutta..thank u.......
kencho
04/26/2012
Article Comment Hi Pallavi
I am really delighted to see so many like minded people , I am very passionate about baking and I want to be a proffessional in bakery and confectionery , but unfortunately not able to find any opportunity regarding this in my city jaipur . There is not any Specialized course in baking available in jaipur , can you please help me out regarding this ,I will be very thankful to you

Hina Rajawat
Hina Rajawat
04/07/2012
Article Comment hi ,mam currently i m doing my degree in h.m frome Mumbai university,iwant to make my career in bakery & confectionery so please suggest me a ANY SPECIAL course for the bakery which is fruit full to me.
kashyap amnge
04/01/2012
Article Comment Hi sir
i choose bakery as my career i am doing my hotel managment 3 years course but i want to do some course only in bakery & confectionery so can u say me some collges names where i can learn only bakery
adithya
02/05/2012
Article Comment Much interested in learning how to bake, lived in London before then came home in Nigeria. Presently am into catering
E . Anianu
12/17/2011
Article Comment hi my name is joyanta halder.i have 3years experiance in kitchen.but i intersted in confectionery.how i stared? plz advice me
JOYANTA
12/15/2011
Article Comment Hi i am 37 yrs old & wish to start a career in bakery & confectionery, after completing my coarse will i get a job in this field..or is there an age criteria?
priya mehta
11/16/2011
Article Comment need some infos reg the courses you offer.
larzen michael
10/02/2011
Article Comment Mam,

I need to know wheather u have ur books sold in market about bakery stuff, if not where do I get the details, I m interested in learning bakery items.

thanks,
madhu
09/02/2011
Article Comment Pallavi,

Nice to see your artical. What are you doing at present? Wish you all the best in life.
Joseph Uttam Gomes
05/03/2011
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