What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you are about to appear for an interview for a bakery clerk position?
The answer to this usually begins with a what if… And since it is important to think of what will happen if you do not ace the interview, this question is a norm.
If you do not think about the consequences, how do you expect to come out shining?
Interview preparation is step 1. Everything else is secondary. To see what an interview set might contain, have a look at the following:
Bakery Clerk Interview Questions and Answers
1. Why did you opt to work as a bakery clerk?
I love everything that has anything to do with baking. Since I am just starting out, I believe working as a bakery clerk where I will be able to work with a lot of interests makes sense. And since working as one will give me a chance to apply my administrative prowess as well, I believe this is it!
2. What do you know about the baking end of a bakery?
I am quite familiar with baking procedures and equipment operations including knowledge of pastry decoration and equipment maintenance. In addition to this, I am also familiar with handling packing duties and making sure that displays are properly managed.
3. If the bakery concern is having an especially busy day at the backend, how can you help out?
As I mentioned before, I know all there is to know about baking cakes, pastries, and pizza, and can easily help with the actual baking on busy days.
4. What has been a recent accomplishment that you are proud of?
A few months ago, a fellow bakery clerk messed up a cake order. When the customer came and there was no cake, all hell broke loose! I intervened, asked for 20 minutes, quickly decorated an existing cake the way the customer wanted it and diffused the situation. Quite proud of myself!
5. What is the one thing that you would give an eye and a tooth to learn?
Learning fondant rolling and applying it in real-time is one thing that I really want to learn. I am hoping that the next few years will be kind to me, and I will work in an environment where I can learn this on the job.
6. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
I am hoping to be a head baker at your bakery five years from now.