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Jess: Founder and workshop director


A self taught home baker Jess loves to bake bread, teach and share everything about this wonderful life skill. Jess has recently authored her debut cook book Time for Bread, which was written in lockdown and published last summer after a brief delay on the Suez CanaL. The book won a gold award at the IPPY book awards and has been a popular workshop resource for home bakers attending classes.  Book events coming soon.

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Helen: Workshop Instructor

Lucky for us Helen's happy place is when she is baking! You can meet Helen on the introduction to bread class where she'll fabulously teach you everything you need to know about baking delicious bread at home. She's also a dab hand at making delicious cakes.


Nicoleta: Kitchen Manager

You'll see Nicoleta at many events usually serving delicious lunch and afternoon tea. She also manages the smooth running of the busy kitchen so we can focus on running the workshops.


  • We source all of our  flour from traditional water mills, either from Charlecote Mill or Shipton Mill.

  • We offer workshops that teach the handmaking of various breads, covering long fermentation methods.

  • We offer bespoke groups so any of our classes can be tailored to suit your requests.

  • We offer mid week AND weekend sessions

  • We love to collaborate with local businesses and food groups so if you have an idea, get in touch, we'd love to hear from you!

  • As Warwickshire's first teaching facility for bread making we are pioneers in finding new ways to create breads using wild yeasts and fermenting foods to create these wild yeasts. We are always developing new products to teach and are looking to expand our current workshop base. If you would love to learn how to make something please do get in touch.



'Time for Bread', my debut recipe book is available to buy now! Buy yours here or head to the Bake Shop to see what other helpful baking goodies we have in store.

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