Meat cutters know their way around the butcher block. They use hand and power tools to break down carcasses and cut meat to industry specifications. They also order, handle, and prepare seafood products and cured meat products for sale. Meat cutters have knowledge of inventory control, customer relations, and sanitation standards.
Baker-patissiers bring beauty to baked goods. They bake and decorate cakes, pastries, and confectionery. They also work with icings, fillings, and creams. Patissiers’ work can include arranging store displays, keeping inventory, and business and marketing.
Bakers produce foods ranging from bread and cakes to pies and pastries. This trade requires artistic ability, physical labour, and the ability to operate industrial machinery. Senior bakers organize production schedules, purchase supplies, promote goods, and supervise staff.