The Bread Angels micro bakery course teaches students what they need to know in order to set up a micro bakery business. The course combines actual bread making tuition, with modules on a the "science" of how to bake, sales and marketing, and the logistics and administration involved in running a small business. After the course, students can choose to stay part of the Bread Angels network and continue to receive practical support and advice through one of our many on-line and face to face channels.
We offer the course in various formats in order to meet the different needs of our students. Currently, we offer a hybrid model that includes courses by Zoom, with face to face courses to follow. We also offer a fully virtual course
with optional hours of 1-1 remote tutoring for people who may not want to, or cannot, attend a face to face course. The virtual course does not include sourdough baking.
There are benefits to the different formats. In the current situation, we cannot teach face to face and that is why we are starting people off by Zoom and look forward to meeting you soon to complete the course. The virtual course may suit those who do not see that they will be able to do a face to face course in the near future or do not live a trainer. Either way we are here to help you set up your own bread business and are delighted to talk you through the options. Just contact us!
We offer three different variations on the face-to-face (now hybrid) course:
- Gluten Free
- Non Gluten Free with an introduction to sourdough
- Non Gluten Free with no sourdough component
Every variant contains the same level of training when it comes to the science of bread and baking, the business of sales and marketing, and the details of how to set up and run a small business. If you are not certain which one is best for you please contact us!
Participation in the hybrid/face-to-face classes is strictly limited so that sessions are intimate and cosy. In our courses, you have plenty of time and space to learn what you need to learn in your own way, at your own pace, from the course tutor and the other participants. Perhaps the greatest benefits of becoming a Bread Angel is the access to the entire network of Bread Angels as your mentoring group. Your tutor will always be on hand for you to contact directly. The private facebook group is the place where all Bread Angels ask questions, get support and information, and exchange ideas and tips. The benefits of the course continue as long as you are baking!
Students bake bread while learning, in detail, about the ingredients and techniques involved in baking. Have you ever wondered....
Why is some bread good for you and other bread is not?
What is gluten and why is it important?
What is fermentation and why is it important?
What is the Chorleywood Bread Process?
Why is some bread square with evenly spread, exactly sized little holes througout and some bread flat and holey?
What are the different kinds of grains - how are they different?
What are the links between good bread and good health?
We are here to answer all of your questions.
While students bake, they also learn how to establish and grow their bread businesses. Do you have any ideas about....
Your target market and how much bread you can sell?
How you get customers?
How you maintain customers?
How you generate interest?
How you approach people?
How you build your business?
The world of social media and how do you use it to help you?
We run our own businesses and so we know what we are talking about. We have lots of experience coaching people to set up and run their business too.
Finally, students learn about the logistical and administrative aspects of running a small businesses. We cover areas such as...
Insurance and why you may need it
Registering with environmental health and getting hygiene certificates
The best way to take orders and collect money from customers
Tax, bank accounts, and the inland revenue
Please believe us when we say it is easy to set up and run a business. Come and find out just how easy it is. Put your fears to rest.
Bread Angels course in how to set up your own microbakery (does not include the introduction to sourdough): GBP 460.00
Bread Angels course in how to set up your own microbakery (includes the introduction to sourdough): 495.00
Gluten Free Bread Angels course in how to set up your own microbakery: GBP 495.00
The price includes all food and drink, ingredients, expert tuition, comprehensive notes with homework assignments, additional recipes, and support materials available on line for you to down load, and plenty of bread to take home. In addition, the course price includes access to the network which means unlimited coaching from both your trainer and every other Bread Angel member of the network!
As soon as you book the Bread Angels course, you will receive a 10% discount on the next course you book with us! We love to help you continue to develop your skills.