Pastry chefs generally work in the baking department in a food service operation such as a restaurant, hotel, catering company or pastry shop. They may also work off-site for catering functions or they may have the responsibility of delivering of goods such as wedding cakes.
Pastry Chef Tasks
Determine preparation and cooking production schedule for pastries and baked goods
Decide dessert menu, including dessert wines, specialty beverages, and cheese platters.
Bake, assemble and decorate pastries.
Research, develop and test new recipes.