Micro bakeries

At Virtuous Bread, we see a network of people up and down the land running their very own businesses – micro bakeries! These people are called Bread Angels, and we believe there will come a time when every community has one!  Click here to set up your own microbakery today! 

Benefits to owning your own microbakery

  1. You own your own businesses, earning money by working how, when, and where you want doing something you love.
  2. You build relationships in your local community by getting to know the people and businesses close to you, and by becoming a lynch pin
  3. You give people access to good bread locally.

Own your own microbakery

Take the Bread Angel course and learn to build your own microbakery business in which you bake bread and deliver it locally to your neighbours, cafes, delis, day centres, schools, farmers’ markets, etc.  Become a Bread Angel – a network of supportive micro bakers around the world. Bread Angels have our very own website that contains a Bread Angel finder so people can find you.  We also have an incredible social media presence so we have our finger on the pulse of local press, food organisations, bread groups, and other related bodies.  We help Bread Angels publicise themselves and their bread.

Teach bread courses

Once you have become a Bread Angel and have spent a few months building up your business, you may want to become a trainer – teaching others how to bake bread and how to set up microbakeries of their own.

Being a Bread Angel is so much more than being a baker or teaching baking – it is about being part of a community who all have a shared aim of effecting positive social change through bread.

Student Testamonials

“This enjoyable, stimulating course really hit the spot for me with comprehensive, practical information on setting up a micro bakery business, and a great deal of useful advice and shared experience in creating bread that will sell to different customers.  I returned home raring to go. Perhaps the best accolade I could give the trainer, Gaye Whitwam, is that my micro bakery, Everybread, was trading less that four months later.  Gaye has been a terrific support since the course, continuing to share her knowledge and experience and put me in touch with others who can help.  This is not only a teaching programme, it is the entry into a supportive network of fellow micro bakers.”

Iain Every, Everybread, Manchester

“The Bread Angel course was a real surprise to me. From a simple curiosity bread making moved into a real interest and now I am a bread fanatic! Jane’s enthusiasm is dangerously contagious. Her passion for bread sticks to you like the dough sticks to your hands: very difficult to get rid of! The course format is very conducive and extremely friendly. Pity it does not last longer!

Jane is very knowledgeable and supportive and makes everything look doable and easy even for people with no manual dexterity like me. For the first time in my life I was looking forward to doing my homework and having a great time doing it. It is also the only “hobby” of mine that my family has wholeheartedly welcomed and embraced.

My friends are very happy too . The only problem I have found is the limited size of my oven! I have the feeling that a further touch of Jane’s enthusiasm will make me solve that problem too.”

Giuliano Gregorio, London

“Gaye, you’ll be so proud of me! I just spent the afternoon @ the bi-annual farmers’ market at my school. I made 60 (yes 60!) loaves. 12 each of sandwich white, cheese and pumpkin, granary and cranberry, seeded wholemeal and pesto olive bread and I sold every single one of them for £3 each!

I was up way before the dawn so bone weary now but a massive sense of achievement too. Thanks for all your knowledge and encouraging words on the course. I’ve done it! I AM A BAKER!!!”

Tizzy Rose, Stratford upon Avon