Pastry chefs create pies, candies, chocolates, cookies, cakes, ice cream, custards and breads. They not only create desserts, but also order ingredients, keep inventory, deal with wholesalers, develop new recipes and provide input on menu-planning. The job demands abundant testing and sampling of new creations, which can be both rewarding and delicious. Nearly every restaurant, cafe, market and grocery store chain sells sweets and there is no doubt that people will always have a sweet tooth.
Some responsibilites of a Pastry Chef: