JEDT 005 - Bakers' Assistant

Course Details
Course Code:
JEDT 005

Calendar Description:
This course is expected to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be employable as trained Bakers Assistants in the food industry.

Total Hours: 180

Be motivated toward employment in the food industry - Be physically capable of lifting and carrying bulk quantities of food preparation components and equipment - (be able to lift and manage weights in the 30 to 40 pound range)

Learning Outcomes:
1. The student:
A. knows the employer's expectations for appearance and tidiness
B. demonstrates appropriate appearance including garment choice & neatness/ cleanliness requirements

2. The student demonstrates the ability to interact positively with employer(s) and fellow workers

3. The student reports for work on time ready to fulfill assigned duties

4. The student demonstrates honesty and trustworthiness in all work/training activities

5. The student demonstrates the ability to follow the directions of the employer and those other employees who are expected to provide direction including, but not limited to, defrosting, proofing, packaging, and storing ready bake products

6. The student understands recipes and can create cookies, muffins, breads and squares

7. The student demonstrates the ability to receive goods and properly store them for use

8. The student demonstrates respect for equipment, tools, dishes, cookware, and food resources; included is the use and care of 5 and 20 quart mixers.

9. The student demonstrates the ability to perceive what is needed, what needs doing, & to take initiative within the boundaries of expected duties without being instructed to do so

10. The student demonstrates the ability to work as a team player in cooperation with other employees

Performance tasks:
- in a staged setting, seeks direction as to expected attire
- in a work experience setting, seeks direction as to expected attire
- regularly appears for work appropriately dressed
- uniform/clothing is clean and neat at the begin-ning of each shift
- remains invisible to clients/customers in soiled work garments

- during training, staff and other students indicate co-operation and mutual respect
- during training, customers are asked for input and provide positive feedback

- arrives for work/class at least five minutes prior to expected starting time
- regularly has uniforms, equipment required for assigned task

- does not participate in gossiping, demeaning, or criticizing employers, fellow workers, or customers
- demonstrates respect for the possessions of the employer and other employees
- protects the health of others by following food guidelines re: refrigeration, etc.

- regularly follows the directions of the instructor or employer
- seeks clarification if directions are not understood
- regularly completes tasks/duties as expected by the instructor/employer
- is able to utilize ready bake processes in a timely manner producing products with desired appearance and taste

- using provided recipes, the student can read and follow the directions producing an attractive and tasty product.
- demonstrates effective inventory management - first in, first out, - especially for perishables
- demonstrates knowledge of storage locations and what goes in each section.
- demonstrates safe and proper lifting procedures
- advises appropriate staff member when levels of goods appear low to facilitate re-ordering

- uses tools/equipment safely, including 5 & 20 quart mixers, and only after being taught and approved for that activity
- demonstrates awareness of the value of equipment and the need to attain maximum life from such purchases
- performs routine maintenance as required, including knife sharpening.
- demonstrates WHIMIS knowledge and expectations re: safety
- equipment not being used is properly cleaned and stored for the next user

- is flexible and able to alter activities & respond to a cook's need for a particular cooking device
- has a functional working vocabulary of kitchen terms ( dice, saute, etc.) & implement names
- floor cleaning - sweeping and moping - occur as time permits and when required
- broken dishes are swept up and removed in a timely manner

- smiles often and is cheerful
- demonstrates pride in performing duties thoroughly and well
- interacts positively with other employees contributing to a productive and comfortable work place
- accepts constructive criticism and looks to grow
- willingly expands knowledge and skills; enthusiastic about trying new things

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