Customers choose Giant Eagle for their Bakery needs because they know we guarantee freshness in every bite. We provide the exceptional quality and service of a gourmet bakery, combined with the ultimate in shopping convenience and value.  Our Bakery Team Members understand how important it is for our customers to get the items they need, right when they want them. We are experts at offering a diverse selection of breads and desserts for special occasions and everyday meals.

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Experienced Bakers and Decorators are always in demand to join our team. That’s why we’ve recently launched our exciting NEW Baker & Cake Decorator Apprentice Programs to train Team Members and interested candidates. After completing your Apprentice Program you’ll be placed in one of our stores as a full-time Baker or Cake DecoratorDetails below.

Baker and Cake Decorator Programs


Become a Baker & Cake Decorator

In many of our stores, the Bakery is the first department to greet our customers as they enter the store, and represents our commitment to quality, nutrition, and mouth-watering freshness. After completing our Training Programs, our certified professionals deliver on that promise. As a Trainee, you’ll learn all about how to bake and decorate our fresh-from-the-oven breads, pastries, cookies, cakes and pies. You’ll be trained and certified by a Giant Eagle Certified Master Trainer and Bakery Team Leader. And, in less than a year you’ll be on track to a full-time job!

Program Details

Program Facts

  • Full-time position
  • Potential for pay increases upon successful progression through the program
  • Mileage Reimbursement available, some restrictions apply


  • Answer customer’s questions and make suggestions
  • Comply with food and equipment safety guidelines
  • Set up displays
  • Prepare special orders
  • Prepare and bake items according to directions
  • Stage and prepare specific ingredients for next shifts for recipes, cakes and icing
  • Decorate and package cookies, cakes and pastries
  • Rotate and check product dates

Act Now!

New Baker and Cake Decorator Apprentice Programs are STARTING SOON in the Pittsburgh area. Contact your local Giant Eagle or Market District Bakery Team Leader for information.

  • Pittsburgh (Baker): Team Members should visit their MyHRConnection home page and view the Local 1776 Bid Postings box on the right hand side of the page. External candidates should apply to our Pittsburgh Baker Apprentice Program by clicking HERE.
  • Pittsburgh (Cake Decorator): Team Members should visit their MyHRConnection home page and view the Local 1776 Bid Postings box on the right hand side of the page. External candidates should apply to our Pittsburgh Cake Decorator Apprentice Program by clicking HERE.

Need more information about our Baker or Cake Decorator Apprentice Program(s)? Email our recruiting team at!

Program Certifications

Disclaimer: Program schedules and certifications may vary based on location and needs.

Cake Decorator Certifications

Cake Decorator Program lasts approximately 12 weeks.

Bronze Certification

  • Refrigerated Pastries
  • Gobs
  • Parfaits
  • Cheesecake Slices
  • …and more!

Silver Certification

  • Layer Cakes
  • Decorated Cakes
  • Individual Cupcakes
  • Brownies
  • …and more!

Gold Certification

  • Tortes
  • Decorated Cookies
  • Cookies
  • Cake for Two
  • …and more!
Baker Certifications

Baker Program lasts approximately 17 weeks.

Bronze Certification

  • Pan-Baked Breads
  • Pan Breads
  • Rolls & Buns
  • ….and more!

Silver Certification

  • Italian Bread
  • Country French Bread
  • Pepperoni Bread
  • ….and more!

Giant Eagle Gold Certification

  • Beefsteak Bread
  • Rye Bread
  • Cakes
  • Cookies

Market District Gold Certification

  • Market District Scratch Bread
  • Angel Food Cake
  • Market District Cookies
  • Donuts

About Us

As a family-owned company with strong values we care deeply about the people who work here. We want you to see Giant Eagle as a place where you can thrive and build a career for years to come. So we always look for ways to engage, support and develop one another. Through this program you have the opportunity to learn valuable skills that can put you on the path to leadership opportunities.

After completing the Program(s) and passing certification, our bakers and cake decorators are the professionals who deliver on that promise every day.


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