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What Kind of Knives do Pastry Chefs Use?

A pastry chef is a culinary professional who works in a kitchen and makes various kinds of baked goods, including candies, chocolates, cakes, cookies, cupcakes, pies and bread. Pastry chefs usually earn their titles after working as regular cooks or bakers at restaurants or hotels. Many receive leadership roles because of their performance and creativity on the job.

A pastry chef's responsibilities might include the following:

  • Creating menus

  • Creating their own recipes for breads and desserts

  • Updating older recipes

  • Decorating cakes, cookies and cupcakes

  • Training newer cooks and bakers

  • Supervising staff

  • Taking and fulfilling orders from customers

  • Managing a kitchen by taking inventory and ensuring that everyone in the kitchen abides by health and safety procedures

Creating culinary masterpieces requires having the right tools and knowing how to use them.

As far as baking and pastry artists go, having the right tools could make or break the finished product! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of tools that are absolutely essential to crafting delectable pastries and baked goods:

Pay special to the tool he finds to be the most important and used, and it can be bought for less than $5. There are not many inexpensive tools in a pastry shop, that I can assure you. A typical, small bakery/pastry shop will cost more than a restaurant to open!

Let's forget about the expensive stuff for now and focus on the basic requirements for every pastry chefs kit. Not unlike a Chef, a pastry chef needs knives as well...not as many, but still essential. And like any God fearing chef, quality is crucial.

  • Measuring Cups (Liquid and Dry) and Spoons.

  • Basic three piece chef knife kit

  • Wooden Spoon(s)

  • Rubber Spatula/Scraper.

  • Spatula/Metal Turner.

  • Pastry Brush.

  • Whisk.

  • Kitchen Scissors.

  • Rolling Pin.

The highlighted items are now available from Chef Tools Canada.

Cheers and have a Happy Hump Day!

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