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Pâtisserie and Confectionery

Creating hot and cold sweet treats using edible materials that are a delight both for the eye and the taste buds.

Pâtisserie and Confectionery could be for you if you like:

  • Being creative
  • Craftsmanship
  • Using tools

Why choose this skill?

Skills determine my place in the world, because they are part of my job. The better my skills are, the better I am and the better my world is.
— Anna Prokopenya, Competitor at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

More about this skill

Confectionery can range from petit fours to chocolates and candies. They can be served hot or cold everywhere from hotels and restaurants to specialist stores.

Confectioners will need to be skilled in designing great products using sugar, icing, chocolate, and other sugar-based ingredients. It is a job for an artistic creative mind but one which requires solid catering and cooking skills if those creative ideas are to become a delicious reality.

Many years of training go into making the best confectioner and pastry cooks, who also show flair and creativity, working with many different materials and types of equipment.


Medallists

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

  • Photo of Emeliina Papinniemi

    Emeliina Papinniemi

    Finland
    Gold

  • Photo of Magdalena Halbmayr

    Magdalena Halbmayr

    Austria
    Silver

  • Photo of Louis AGNELLET

    Louis AGNELLET

    France
    Silver

  • Photo of Mohit Dudeja

    Mohit Dudeja

    India
    Silver

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Standards Specification

The WorldSkills Standards Specification specifies the knowledge, understanding and specific skills that underpin international best practice in technical and vocational performance. It should reflect a shared global understanding of what the associated work role(s) or occupation(s) represent for industry and business.