The Bread Angels course

Take the Bread Angels course to set up your own home baking business

All of the details of the course and how to find a trainer are on the Bread Angels website.

The Bread Angels course is 12 hours long.  Some courses run over a week end, some run over two or three days with a week in between.  There are benefits to both.  If you take a course once a week for two or three weeks you can do some valuable homework and practice baking in between sessions.  If, however, it is difficult for you to find three consecutive weeks when you are free for half a day, the two day course may be the right one for you.

Participation is strictly limited so that sessions are intimate and cosy:  you have plenty of time and space to learn what you need to learn both from the course tutors and the other participants.

The first lesson

In the first lesson, students bake bread while learning, in details, about the ingredients and techniques involved in baking:

  • 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?

The secon lesson

In the second lesson, students bake bread while learning  about establishing and growing their businesses:

  • What is your target market and how much bread can you sell?
  • How do you get customers?
  • How do you maintain customers?
  • How do you generate interest?
  • How do you approach people?
  • How do you build your business?
  • What is the world of social media (blogs, websites, facebook, twitter, etc) and how do you use it to help you?

The third lesson

In the third lesson, students bake bread while learning about the logistical and administrative aspects of running a businesses:

  • What is insurance and do you need it?
  • How do you register with environmental health and do you need a hygiene certificate?
  • What is the best way to collect money from customers?
  • How do you keep the books?
  • What about tax and the inland revenue?

The Bread Angels course costs £400.00 and that includes all ingredients, meals, snacks, bread to take home and your first year’s “susbcription” to the group which gets you loads of press leads, press exposure, sales leads, invitations to speak and participate in events (Cake and Bake show, Real Bread Festival, Weston Price Conference, etc), regular newsletters, and other lovely things including the ability to list on the website and use the booking engine when you are ready to teach.  It also includes all the course material – carefully researched and thoughtfully put together information to help you:

  • understand bread and baking in more detail
  • sell and promote yourself both in the “real world” and in the world of social media (online, in other words!)
  • run your business, do basic bookkeeping (simple excel spreadsheets) and invoicing (electronic examples).

All of the details of the course and how to find a trainer are on the Bread Angels website.