Career Details

Pastry Chef


Career Overview

A pastry chef orders ingredients for and prepares various types of pastries including cakes, creme brulee, among many others.


Completing a two-year college program or four-year bachelor's degree in culinary arts or a related field may be required to obtain this position.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$21,000 /yr
$38,000 /yr
$51,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Culinary courses
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

A pastry chef typically works for a restaurant or catering company.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

PayScale, Inc.