Prepare desserts


Cook, bake, decorate and present hot and cold savoury and sweet pastry products, desserts and puddings.

Alternative labels

prepare dessert
create sweet pastry products and other desserts
make sweet courses
prepare a dessert

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Prepare desserts is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Private chef: Private chefs comply with food and sanitation rules to prepare meals for their employers. They take into consideration the employer’s intolerances to specific ingredients or their preferences and cook the meals in the employer’s home. Private chefs may also be asked to organise small dinner parties or other types of celebrations for special occasions.

Optional skill

Prepare desserts is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Chef: Chefs are culinary professionals with a flair for creativity and innovation to provide a unique gastronomic experience.
Pastry chef: Pastry chefs are responsible for preparing, cooking and presenting desserts, sweet products and bakery products.
Cook: cooks are culinary operatives who are able to prepare and present food, normally in domestic and institutional environments.
Diet cook: Diet cooks prepare and present meals according to special dietary or nutrition needs.
Head pastry chef: Head pastry chefs manage pastry staff and ensure the preparation, cooking and presentation of desserts, sweet products and pastry products. 




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Last updated on September 20, 2022