7512-Bakers, pastry-cooks and confectionery makers

Job Title: 

Bakers, pastry-cooks and confectionery makers

Job Description: 

Bakers, pastry-cooks and confectionery makers make various kinds of bread, cakes, and other flour products, as well as handmade chocolate and sugar confectionery


Tasks include

  • making bread, cakes, biscuits, pastries, pies and other flour products
  • making handmade confectionery from mixtures of sugar, chocolate and other ingredients using hand tools and some machines
  • combining measured ingredients in bowls of mixing, blending, or cooking machinery
  • checking the quality of raw materials to ensure that standards and specifications are met
  • applying glazes, icings, or other toppings to baked goods, using spatulas or brushes
  • checking the cleanliness of equipment and operation of premises before production runs to ensure compliance with occupational health and safety regulations
  • monitoring oven temperatures and product appearance to determine baking times
  • coordinating the forming, loading, baking, unloading, de-panning and cooling of batches of bread, rolls, pastry and confectionary products.
Specific Occupations: 

Baker (bread/ general/ biscuit/ pastry)

Maker, yeast/ Mixer, bread dough/ Mixer, paste (pies)

Ovenman (bread/biscuits/ flour confectionery/ Pastry-cook)

Maker (chocolate/ sugar confectionery/ macaroni/noodle/chewing-gum/ flour confectionery/ pie/sweat meat)

Halwai/ Confectioner


Concher, chocolate/Cutter, sugar confectionery/Decorator, cake/Dipper, sugar confectionery/Grinder, chocolate/Hand, table: bread/Hand, table: flour confectionery

Mixer, chocolate/Mixer, flour confectionery/Mixer, sugar confectionery Moulder, chocolate/Presser, chocolate production/Presser, noodle extruding Refiner, chocolate/Roller, sugar confectionery/Temperer, chocolate Worker, oven: biscuits/Worker, oven: bread/Worker, oven: flour /(confectionery)

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Source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, PSCO-2356