It may seem as if a bakery cashier does nothing but handle cash in a bakery environment, but this is not true.
A bakery cashier’s main work is handling the till, but he or she performs other duties as well. These include dealing with customers, helping them choose bakery products, and packing purchased items.
A high school diploma or a GED equivalent is usually sufficient to work as a bakery cashier. If you do not have exposure to cashiering in a bakery specifically, you will be trained on the job.
Working as a bakery cashier requires one to know how items are baked.
In addition, you must know how to handle cash drawers, ensuring that no discrepancies are evident. Also, you will be expected to balance cash accounts and handle daily bank deposits.
As a bakery cashier, you may have to double up as a bakery attendant now and then. This will require you to possess exceptional customer service skills. Taking and responding to complaints will also be part of your work.
Here is a list of bakery cashier duties and responsibilities.
Bakery Cashier Job Description, Duties, and Responsibilities
• Greet customers as they arrive at the bakery.
• Ensure that a bakery attendant is available to serve customers.
• Respond to customers’ requests in the absence of an attendant.
• Assist customers in choosing items according to their tastes.
• Punch chosen items into the system.
• Provide customers with price information.
• Process cash and credit card transactions.
• Tender change and receipts.
• Thank customers for their business.
• Provide them with information on additional items in order to meet upselling targets.
• Balance cash registers at the end of the shift.
• Check cash levels and handle discrepancies, such as missing or excess cash.
• Ensure that the cash drawer is accurately balanced at the end of the day.
• Perform daily bank deposits.
• Offer samples to customers in order to get them to make extra purchases.
• Ensure that proper food safety guidelines are followed.
• Perform bakery work, for example, food rotation and preparation.
• Clean and maintain bakery areas such as displays and cash counters.
• Create and maintain effective liaison with vendors in order to obtain timely and accurate deliveries.
• Check stock levels, and inform bakery managers.
• Ensure that the right amount of change is available in the cash drawer.
• Handle cash drawer malfunctions, in order to ensure minimum downtime.