Testimonials

Micro Bakery Course

If you want to learn about bread then this is the course to attend.  Gaye made me feel welcome the moment I arrived inviting me warmly into her home. Gaye’s approach to teaching suited my style of learning. An explanation, followed by a demonstration then allowed maximum hands on.

No question was too difficult, trust me I like to ask questions! Day two finished and after a quick sample of the loaves in the bake, I left with a box and bag of bread. Thank you Gaye”
Justin Christoforou-HazelwoodApril 2017

Micro Bakery Course

Recently I had the pleasure of attending a Bread Angel bread making course with Gaye Whitwam which was held in her beautiful kitchen at her home in Wallington. I must say from the moment I met Gaye I felt immediately comfortable and at ease especially when presented with a welcome cup of coffee.

Throughout my weekend course nothing was too much trouble for Gaye and any questions or queries that I had were answered in a clear and concise way. I had such an enjoyable baking experience that I have no reservations in recommending Gaye”
David Jones, Know your Loaf Bakery, March 2017

Micro Bakery Course

Gaye has been involved with Sutton Community Farm from the very beginning – as a supportive local resident, and, of course, as a baker of very fine loaves for our VegBox customers, community lunches and many, many events. For our community lunches alone, Gaye has baked around 1,000 loaves since 2011!”
Charlotte Steele, General Manager, Sutton Community Farm, March 2017

Micro Bakery Course

“I cannot speak too highly of Gaye. Not only are her bakes and cakes outstanding, courses informative, practical and fun, but she is always there when I have question (and I have many!).  An outstanding Bread Angel and who goes the extra mile (and more) to help and guide newbies
Well done”
Martin Judd, What the Dickens Bakery, August 2016

Micro Bakery Course

Empowering! Great course: baking skills, practical information, resources & a ready-made network.

If you like to bake and like the idea of staring a little (or not so little…it’s up to you!) business from home, at times that work for you, then this is the course for you. Now I can see the possibilities before me and know that I have the skills and support network to create something fulfilling. Give it a go!
Catherine, November 2015

Basic Bakery Course

What an awesome experience learning to bake different types of bread in different ways. I feel like getting straight to experimenting with the dough on my own now. Would surely want to take it further”
Charles, October 2015

Spourdough Course

Gaye ran this course with military precision. Always something to do, study, look at and most importantly BAKE! If you want to know about all things sourdough then you must do this course”
Dan, September 2015

Micro Bakery Course

Just spent a great week-end with Bread Angel, Gaye, in her beautiful kitchen baking lots of bread and learning how to set up a micro bakery. Gaye is very knowledgeable and offered lots of advice as to how to get started. She was very encouraging and enthusiastic and has spurred me on to get started ASAP!! . I am already planning my strategy and will be piloting my friends to start the business on Gaye’s advice. Many thanks Gaye for a great week-end!”
Pauline, Oxford June 2015

Micro Bakery Course

Gaye, you’ll be so proud of me! I just spent the afternoon at 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 Feb 2015

Micro Bakery Course

Having always wanted to make bread by hand but never quite got round to taking the plunge, the one day Basic Bread Course offered by Stickymitts seemed the perfect answer to get me started. The course covered everything I wanted it to and much more. Thanks to Gaye’s expert and reassuring tuition I brought home with me 3 delicious and almost perfectly formed different kinds of loaf that I had managed to make myself. I am now looking forward to doing the same at home. Thank you Gaye.”
Richard Bennett Feb 2015

Basic Bread Course

This is the perfect bread course if you want hands on practice. Gaye is indubitably knowledgeable; her guidance will help you conquer all your bread woes that have so far inhibited your loaves being light and springy! Thank you Gaye- so much fun and practically informative”
Xuan and Payam Feb 2015

Basic Bread Course

Many thanks for this Gaye and for all your encouragement. I really do feel very lucky to have happened upon Virtuous Bread.  Thanks again”
Alex Sumner Nov 2014

Basic Bread Course

“From the first moment of contact my experience with Gaye has been one of joy. Despite being a keen baking course attendee, there was much to learn on a very well thought out and delivered Bread Angels course. Over two days we picked up many valuable skills and techniques as well as recipes. I loved the fact the Bread Angels course was what I wanted, a course using a bog standard home oven, as opposed to industrial ovens, but no less professional as well as proper written guidance to create an ancillary business from home. If you want a hands on bread course with concise notes and lots of support and encouragement, then Gaye and the Bread Angels brand is the place to go”
Roxanne Aug 2014

Micro Bakery Course

“This enjoyable, stimulating course really hit the spot for me with comprehensive practical information on setting up a microbakery 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 Gaye is that Everybread was trading less than 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 June 2014

Micro Bakery Course

Knowledgeable, approachable, generous and supportive – Gaye as a Bread Angel trainer and mentor has ticked all four boxes and more. Gaye generously shared her wide knowledge and experience of a micro-bakery business and bread baking, welcoming the trainee Bread Angels into her kitchen and then continuing to support us in the months ahead. It was a fantastic experience that gave a solid foundation and one I would recommend to anyone who wants to make the move to micro-bakery bread baking. If you do, Gaye’s your woman!”
Michelle Stratford March 2014

Micro Bakery Course

What a wonderful week-end with Gaye learning how to set up a micro bakery. Returned home with delicious bread, fantastic handouts and recipes, new found knowledge and boosted confidence and enthusiasm to take my bread journey to the next level. So delighted to be part of the welcoming and supportive network of Bread Angels. I would highly recommend one of Gaye’s courses, she has so much experience and passes it on in such kind and relaxed way, you hardly realise how much you are learning! the mark of an excellent teacher. Many, many thanks.
Catherine, January 2017