Alex Vaughan - Wakefield

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Alexandra Vaughan has been running her micro-bakery, The Crow’s Rest Bakehouse, since 2016, and has taught dozens of people how to make their own bread in a domestic setting. She is a member of the Bread Angels network and a supporter of the Real Bread Campaign and has volunteered at multiple bakeries around the UK. Her bakes have won several awards at the Tiptree World Bread Awards.
Initially based in London, she moved to Wakefield, West Yorkshire, in 2018 and re-opened the micro-bakery later that year. She also worked as a lead baker at Love Bread, in Brighouse in early 2019, leaving when the bakery closed down.
In May 2019 she ran a successful crowdfunding campaign that allowed her to invest in a bread baking oven increasing production capacity and product quality.
You can find her at Westgate Train Station on Mondays from 4 to 7pm selling her artisanal bread or you can place an order for collection from her home on Thursdays evening.
She teaches bread making from her home kitchen, classes kept small to allow plenty of time to talk and discuss the processes covered, whilst getting you to make a hand-full of bakes from scratch. 
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Become a Bread Angel - Start your own microbakery

This course is run on the same day of two consecutive weeks, 10am - 4pm each day, with homework in between.
*For admin reasons, only the first date is advertised but the payment covers both dates*

Next course will take place on the 9th and 16th of May 2020.

Each day will cover different aspects of the bureaucracy behind setting up a small food business and how to promote it and engage with potential customers (think sourcing ingredients and equipment, marketing, legal requirements and administration).

We will also explore different types of flours, their properties, nutritional values and behaviour.
Over 6h on each day we will have enough time to bake and talk, so be ready to go back home with a lot of products and a head full of ideas.

If the dates don't suit, contact me and we can try and schedule a time that does.

"I had a wonderful couple of days learning with Alexandra Vaughan of the Crow's Rest Bakehouse in Wakefield. Alexandra was kind, patience and so generous with her time, knowledge and experience - it was a real privilege to learn with her. We made loads of fantastic bread, and Alexandra shared lots of really invaluable information and her own experiences as a baker and a businesswoman. The experience has really helped me to consolidate and build upon my existing experience, deepen and expand my knowledge, and, perhaps most importantly for me, has really lifted my confidence in running my own microbakery. Thank you so much." TripAdvisor review, January 2020.

The course fee includes your first-year membership of Bread Angels, giving access to invaluable ongoing support and advice, plus useful discounts.

I am based in WF1 5AT, Agbrigg, Wakefield, 3 minutes walk from Sandal & Agbrigg station. There is also plenty of parking on the road and buses close by.

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