Pastry Chef Interview Questions 

Pastry chefs are concerned with the bakery department of a restaurant. Ideal candidates should be extremely creative in their work with excellent presentation and culinary skills. Rule out dull and demotivated individuals. Look for candidates with a knack to understand clients’ needs and perform well on their requirements to make them regulars who work well on busy days & under pressure as well.

The below questions will help you find the right fit.  

  • Why do you want to work for us? 
  • What according to you are the qualities a pastry chef should possess? 
  • How do you define yourself? 
  • How do you think the company will be affected positively by hiring you? 
  • What do you think are the major challenges of this job? 
  • How do you think your past experience has helped you for your present role? 
  • How do you prioritize work? 
  • What do you think are your prime duties? 
  • What is the first thing you’ll focus on if you’re hired? 
  • Tell us about a time you received multiple orders for the same day. How did you handle it? 
  • What would you do if a client sent your prepared delicacies back? 
  • You have an important event to deliver pastries to but half of them have burnt. What would you do?  
  • What are your favorite ingredients? 
  • Which ingredients do you often use to improve the flavor of a dish? 
  • What would you do if you realized you forgot to add an important ingredient after the pastry preparation? 
  • What kind of pastry would you prepare for a customer who prefers savoury to sweet? 
  • Tell us about your most favourite dish till now. 
  • Which is your favourite between buttercream and royal icing? Why? 
  • Tell us about a negative experience during client service. 
  • How do you define exceptional customer service? 
  • Tell us about a time when you felt fulfilled with your job? 
  • Defend the remuneration package that you want.