Become a Bread Angel – Start your own Micro Bakery

Become a Bread Angel – Start your own Micro Bakery

(Available as Virtual Course via Zoom)

The Micro Bakery at Hen Corner opened in October 2015 just two weeks after Sara & Katie trained as Bread Angels. We now bake for our community each week, run regular Bread & Baking Courses and are delighted to offer this course that teaches you how to set up a similar business.…

Sara Ward trained as a Bread Angel with Jane Mason of Virtuous Bread back in 2015 and, in 2017, completed a Five Day Intensive Bread course and further Croissant & Viennoiserie training with Richard Bertinet at his Cookery School in Bath.

We have been running hybrid training courses, since March 2020, which includes a combination of the two day face-to-face sessions, online/virtual support and self study. We are pleased to have found that supporting new Bread Angels this way, via phone calls, Zoom Bread Classes, Self Study and personal mentoring has been a great way to get a new business up and running.

The face to face training of this course is run over two days, either back to back or in consecutive weeks, 10am – 4pm each day, with homework in between.

You will be welcomed to Hen Corner with fresh coffee and home made treats. Then, after an introduction to our time together, you will have opportunity to stroll around the garden visiting the chickens and bees, then off to the conservatory and kitchen to knead that dough…

Whilst the aromas of warm baking fills the air, and other batches are proving, we will enjoy a simple lunch to fuel us for the tasks of the afternoon.

We are pleased to bring you this London Bread Angel course.

*For admin reasons, only the start date is advertised but the payment covers the full mentoring programme

The course is run from our family home and kitchen, where we run our business and bakery, demonstrating how to bake and teach using normal domestic equipment.

This is a totally hands on course that concentrates on traditional methods of baking. We will be making around 5 different products each day of the course using different skills and ingredients to enable you to grow in confidence with your baking. Within the course we will also be discussing all aspects of starting your own small business – sourcing ingredients and equipment, marketing, legal requirements and administration.

The course fee includes Four Online Bread Classes, Two Days in Person Classes, personal and group mentoring from Sara, support from the wider network of Bread Angels.

Everyone goes home with their hand made bakes, banneton, dough scraper, recipe sheets and the confidence to make more bread at home.

Sara is a warm host and passionate and experienced Baker, amongst many other things! Upon arrival I was greeted by her beaming smile and to the wonderful smell of baked items….I knew I was in for a fab day and it sure didn’t disappoint. It was wonderful to have a full hands on smell, touch and work with the dough…for Sara to show us how to make small changes to our technique to improve the final result… The three of us left Hen Corner with bags of hot bread and I’m pleased to say my car still has the lingering smell of freshly baked bread two days later!

…a truly delightful experience…

Ann K


DATES IN 2022:

COVID-19 Policy

(Continuous rolling intake upon registration)

Face to Face Training:

Tuesday 1st February (Day One)

Tuesday 8th February (Day Two)

Hybrid Training Course: With recent restrictions, we developed a hybrid training course which includes a combination of the two day face-to-face sessions, Zoom courses, online/virtual support and self study. The two day face-to-face sessions are arranged within the relevant Government Guidelines.