Patisserie Competition

A Pastry Cook is skilled in the making of pastries, basic cakes, cookies, gateaux and tortes, and chocolate-making. Pastry Cooks must display creativity and a sense of detail, while staying abreast of modern trends in the industry.

The WorldSkills Australia Patisserie Competition has been designed to test the Competitor’s ability to complete a set of projects by applying basic trade skills to produce a range of items in the most hygienic, efficient and economical manner with the aid of recipes.

 

YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN PATISSERIE IF YOU:

  • Are interested in practical work
  • Enjoy food and food culture
  • Are artistic and creative
  • Enjoy physical work

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

The WorldSkills Australia Patisserie Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 42 Australian regions. The Patisserie Regional Competitions test the skills and knowledge of 4000+ apprentices, trainees and students, who have the opportunity to win gold, silver and bronze medals and gain the chance to go on to compete at a national level.

WorldSkills Australia competitions operate on a two-year cycle. The next Patisserie Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2023 and 2025 are the next National Championship years.

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Training Package Requirements

The WorldSkills Australia Patisserie competitions aligns to the National Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package.

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The 2022 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition for Patisserie aligns to the Units of Competency in the FBP30317 – Certificate III in Cake and Pastry/ FBP30321 – Certificate III in Cake and Pastry  andSIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie Qualifications.

Regional Tasks

The Regional Competition will see Competitors complete a set of recipes whilst applying basic trade skills. Competitors are able to bring their own books or reference materials to assist with finishing ideas. Using their own recipes or the ones provided, Competitors are to produce the following:

  • Viennese Biscuits
  • Conventional Sponge
  • Choux Pastry

 

The Competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following tasks related to Patisserie:

  • Recalculate recipes to produce the required yield and minimise wastage.
  • Use all known methods relating to:
  • weighing
  • preconditioning
  • mixing
  • boiling
  • tempering
  • baking
  • decorating
  • depositing and piping mixtures
  • Prepare different types of icings, creams and fillings
  • Operate all basic equipment used by the pastry cook.

Regionals Competition Duration

The competition is completed in 6 hours over 1 day not including briefing or breaks.

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The 2023 WorldSkills Australia National Competition for Patisserie aligns to the Units of Competency in the FBP30317 – Certificate III in Cake and Pastry/ FBP30321 – Certificate III in Cake and Pastry  and FBP40221 – Certificate IV in Baking Qualifications.

National Tasks

The National Patisserie Competition has been designed to test the Competitors ability to complete a set of projects by applying basic trade skills with the aid of recipes and instructions. Competitors are required to produce and present items related to a particular theme using recipes provided or their own. The competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following tasks related to Patisserie:

  • Use all known methods relating to:
  •  weighing
  • preconditioning
  • mixing
  • boiling
  • tempering
  • baking
  • decorating
  • depositing and piping mixtures
  • rolling and cutting pastries
  • proving
  • Prepare different types of icings, creams and fillings
  • Operate all basic equipment used by the pastry cook.

Nationals Competition Duration

The competition is completed in 18 hours over 3 days not including briefing or breaks.

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