06 FEB 2012

Master Baker

As an enthusiastic amateur baker, it was great to meet up with celebrity baker Paul Hollywood. As well as being the star of the Great British Bake Off, Paul runs an artisan bread making business at Aylesham. We discussed how small businesses should be given greater support from banks and how there should be a proper vocational qualification for artisan baking.

Baking qualifications are generally for the large scale manufacturing process. So they focus more on engineering and machine operation. Artisan baking is very different and much more what you and I would think of as traditional bread making. So Paul says it should have its own qualification. I agree and I will be seeing what I can do to help move things forward.

It's great to have such a leading business in our community!


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