Microbakery Course

Turn artisan baking into a healthy home business


Learn how to turn artisan baking into a home microbakery business. The one-day Blueprint course  includes bread making tuition, how to cost and price your product, costing your equipment, marketing tips, advice on environmental health requirements and even how to build a woodfired oven.

  • Would you like to earn money doing something you love?
  • Make a valuable contribution to your local community?
  • Be able to work from home?
  • Be part of the local food movement?


Blueprinter Jo

Jo of Jo’s Loaves, Neighbourhood Bakery

Have you been put off by:

  • Lack of baking skills ?
  • Thinking  you have to work all night?
  • Worries about initial outlay or suitable premises?
  • Legislation regarding planning/health & safety?
  • Branding and marketing issues – how to attract your customers or what to call your home bakery?
  • Profitability –  how to work out what to charge, and how much you’ll make?

“Don’t worry, be happy!”  We started running our one-day Microbakery Blueprint Course  four years ago, specifically to help people set up their own home baking businesses.


Blueprinter Anneke

Anneke of Worton Organic Garden & Farm Shop

By the end of our course you will:

  • Be able to bake a tempting range of artisan breads using  quality flours
  • Have a clear idea of a baking schedule that will suit you
  • Know how to start the business with a very low risk investment
  • Understand the basics of branding and marketing your breads
  • Be able to work out costs per loaf, and what to charge
  • Understand the legal requirements for home baking businesses
  • Be inspired to get started straight away!
Microbakers' Selection Basket

A tasty selection for taking to market.

Our Microbakery Blueprint Booklet will be emailed to you before the course.  This contains all the recipes and techniques you learn on the day, plus valuable lists of equipment and suppliers,  and practical advice on everything from flour storage to delivery crates.   Being able to read it in advance will help you think of things you want to ask on the day. Everyone’s situation is different, and we aim to help you maximise your potential.

At the end of the day, you’ll be leaving with a great new skill, masses of information, inspiration, encouragement, arms full of gorgeous breads – and a happy future ahead of you!

Note: our microbakers and their success are very important to us, and we are always available after the course for free consultations by phone or email to help you take your business further.


Level: We will personalise this course to suit your level of experience, even if you’ve never baked before.

Course Days: Tuesdays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm

Cost: £165 per person, including Microbakery Blueprint Book, Lunch, Refreshments and Lots of Bread to Take Home!

Booking:  Please email us your preferred dates. We will then confirm availability and send you BACS details for payment.


Woodfired Oven Option

Wood is good! Nothing beats the flavour, or the fun, of baking pizza in a woodfired oven. If you’d like to bake yours in ours, it’s just £60 extra for the wood, which can be split amongst course participants. 


Bed and Breakfast at Old Home Cottage

If you’re coming a long way, or would like to make your one-day course more of a treat, why not book a night’s B&B with us? We offer two double rooms, at £75 per night each.  The Treby Arms and the The Miners Arms also offer good food locally. For details on accommodation, please click here.