Im currently attending community college to get my associates degree in small business/enterpreneurship. I have a career research paper that I am writing. I am basing my paper on owning and operating a cake shop and I am required to summarize a typical day at work. I am hoping you all can help me with this as I've never actually worked in a cake shop. If you wouldnt mind giving me a breif description of a typical day for you, I'd really appreciate it!
I'll jump in and I'm confident you'll get lots of other great contributions.
First, I dont' think there is such a thing as a "typical" day. A baking day differs from a consultation day from a decorating day from a supply buying day from an event day.
This is a great example of what I mean when I tell people, "I know everyone thinks their industry is 'different', but mine really is." We in food prep .... food, cake, whatever .... don't really fit in a corporate mold of "a typical day". I spent 30 years in corporate america, where I went in, did the same work at the same routine at the same time every day. Food World doesn't work that way.
In a typical week, I have to line up the baking/cooking schedule for the week, make sure the supplies are ordered, pickup up and/or rec'd in time to meet those orders, schedule staffing, schedule consultations, clean, attend meetings to network (i.e. "advertise) my business with others, deal with walk-in salesmen who want to sell me stuff I dont' need, make sure orders are made and delivered on time, handle the books/paperwork, make sure payroll gets sent in, clean, remind the towel delivery guy that I told him NOT to deliver this week, call the food supplier to tell him the fruit I need for the wedding this weekend didn't come on the truck so be sure to issue a credit on my account, clean, respond to the 200 emails I get every single day, clean, and then clean again.
There is no "typical" day at my place.
Thanks for the reply Debi, you've given me some great insight to get started with!
Anyone else want to chime in and help?
Once again I really appreciate it!