Author(s): Culinary Institute of America
A must-have guide for successful bakery and pastry operations
In the Hands of a Baker from The Culinary Institute of America helps bakers and pastry chefs identify, understand, and utilize the tools and equipment needed for successful professional baking. This indispensable book provides in-depth information on how to choose the best equipment for any baking job—from scaling and measuring tools to cutting and confectionery tools, and from small appliances to bakeware and beyond—along with proper techniques for handling and maintaining that equipment. The text also covers basic and specialized tools for every area of expertise in the craft, including baking bread, making chocolates and candies, and creating cakes and pastries. Chapters range from organizing a station to understanding the differences between home and professional equipment. This valuable resource also features step-by-step instructions with supporting photography and illustrations throughout—all in one affordable package.