Bread Angels – Learn to set up a micro bakery at home or in the community

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Have your own home baking business

Becoming a micro baker:  What is Bread Angels

At Virtuous Bread we see a network of people up and down the land running their very own micro bakeries.  We call this Bread Angels and believe there will come a time when every community has a Bread Angel!  You can take this bakery course in London and other places in the UK.  To find out more click here.

The benefits of becoming a Bread Angel include:

1.  Bread Angels have their own businesses,  earning money by working how, when, and where they want.

2.  Bread Angels build relationships in their local communities by getting to know the people and businesses close to them, and by becoming a lynch pin.

3.  Bread Angels give people access to good bread locally.

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Learn to make and sell great bread locally

How to become a Bread Angel:

Take the Bread Angel course and learn to build your own micro bakery business in which you bake bread at home or somewhere in your communty and deliver it locally to your neighbours, local cafes, delis, day centres, schools, farmers' markets, etc.  The amount you can earn is a function of how much you want to bake and how much you can bake given the oven you are using.

Bread Angels have the option of continuing their relationships with  We 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 so they are swamped with sales enquiries.  Once a year we ask for a donation of £50.00 per year to help run the website and to put into our scholarship fund to help bread angels in need and/or to enable people who could not afford to do the course, to do it - and therefore help themselves financially, socially, and emotionally.  This is entirely voluntary.

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Change the world through bread

How to become a Bread Angel trainer:

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, if you like, how to become Bread Angels.  We love it when that happens because it means there will be even more Bread Angels out there earning dough by making bread (sorry, it had to be said at least once on this site!).

To become a trainer you need to bake and sell for at least three months to build a presence, your confidence, knowledge, and skills.  Then, we ask you to come on other trainers' courses (in return for making coffee and washing up and generally being helpful) so you can see what it is like to teach: the questions, the rhythm.  We want to make you comfortable and confident.  Once you have taken some courses and have your wings we will list you on the Bread Angel website  as a trainer so that people can find you and book bread courses easily through the site.  We take a 15% contribution for all courses booked through the Bread Angel website and this helps defray the cost of running the website and enables us to continue to do good through bread.

Being a Bread Angel and/or a Bread Angel trainer is so much more than being a baker or teaching baking - it is about being part of a community of home bakers who all have a shared aim:  to change the world through bread.

Click here to learn more about the course and click here to find a trainer.


37 Responses to “Bread Angels – Learn to set up a micro bakery at home or in the community”

  1. Kate Falloon

    10. Feb, 2011

    Very interested in attending your bread angels course.
    I currently work in the City (lawyer) and looking to start a new career at home (Hertford). Passionate about 'good bread' and whilst have had a go at home really need some instruction!
    Therefore, if you could let me have some further information I would love to hear from you.
    Kind regards,

  2. Lynne

    25. Feb, 2011

    Bread making is a passion I now wish to upscale to be my living. My ambition is to actually grow the wheat for the bread and to 'nurture nature' from field to plate. I would love to do a course that combines bread making with setting up a bread making business. There is nothing like this in Northern Ireland. Please consider coming over as we have some of the best breads here you'll ever eat!!

  3. Gaye

    15. Aug, 2011

    Just spent a hugely enjoyable two days on the Bread Angels Course. The course was delivered professionally but in a warm and inspirational manner. An unexpected bonus was a delicious lunch on both days! Good bread and a good lunch - what more could any girl ask for? Need now to put what I have learnt into practice. Look forward to attending further courses in the future and, hopefully, meeting up again with some of my fellow students. Keep up the good work Jane
    Sticky Mitts

  4. virtuousbread

    15. Aug, 2011

    Hi Gaye and all the bread angels from the week end - Nick, Sarah, and Jean

    it was such a pleasure to have met you all. I had such a lovely couple of days with you all and am thrilled to follow your progress and plans. I will let you know when is up and running and will get busy building that bread oven so we can have a reunion! Jane

  5. tess o connor

    10. Oct, 2011

    are there any bread angels in Sutton surrey

  6. Mary Drury

    06. Feb, 2012

    I still can't find the course dates - Bread Angel 2 day course!!

    where are they? Am I missing something. I click on 'click here' but it doesn't produce dates.

  7. Beth

    26. Feb, 2012

    Please send details of dates and details of courses running in the near future.

  8. virtuousbread

    26. Feb, 2012

    Dear Beth - which location? Leicester, London, or Norfolk?

  9. Kelly

    04. Apr, 2012

    Hi I was interested in your courses in Leicester please

  10. virtuousbread

    05. Apr, 2012

    Hi Kelly, thanks so much for your message. I will get Rosie, the Bread Angel in Leicester, to contact you as soon as possible!

  11. Judy Wynne

    19. May, 2012

    Bread is my comfort, bread is my joy but alas bread also makes me fat!
    Just one slice of wholegrain a day and all attempts at losing weight are doomed. And gives me heartburn!
    High Protein Low Carb (HPLC) works for me and I am thinking of setting up a website and club based in Leicestershire. I would like to offer myself and my members a delicious HPLC bread. It would contain high protein flours, soya maybe, possibly wheat gluten, flax and seeds.
    Are any of you Bread Angels up for the challenge? If so get in touch and we can work out the recipe together.
    Looking forward to your comments and ideas. Judy

  12. virtuousbread

    19. May, 2012

    Hi Judy - you bet we are up to the challenge! I will copy your comment to Rosie in Leicester and I know she will contact you asap! Jane

  13. Una

    11. Sep, 2014

    Is there any possibility of the speciality bread courses (Italian, sourdough, bagels) and/or micro-bakery session being offered in Northern Ireland? Thanks.

  14. Eric Sam

    12. Sep, 2014

    Do you have on-line courses for international participation? I am in Ghana and wish to take the course.

  15. virtuousbread

    18. Sep, 2014

    Hello and thank you for your question. I am so sorry but we do not *yet* have online courses!

  16. Isaac Afful

    18. Apr, 2015

    Hi Bread Angels, I seriously humbly need a whole set of help and tips regarding my intention to start a bread baking business here in where i live. I hope to receive adequate assistance and technical support from your team of experts.

    Thank you.

  17. pamela elizabeth khamala

    25. Jul, 2015

    i love baking,

  18. Robbin Borrell Gray

    19. Dec, 2015

    Hello bread Angels,
    I am extremely interested in taking ur classes. I reside in Jim Thorpe Pa. Pls send me information on classes & any information regarding setting up a small bread baking business fm home. Thank you so much, have a wonderful day :)

  19. virtuousbread

    03. Jan, 2016

    Hi Robbin

    I am delighted to hear from you!!! Sadly we are not yet operating in the USA. I would love to do so but it is a logistical conundrum for me. I need to have a place to teach, a place to stay, to get there and to have equipment and ingredients - the set up for teaching is just not simple!!! If you can figure out how I can do it - or have any suggestions, I would love to hear them because I would adore to teach you!

  20. Denis

    22. Feb, 2016

    Are there any bread angels and/or bread making courses you can recommend in Ireland - either North or South? I live in Northern Ireland but I'm happy to travel. D

  21. virtuousbread

    24. Feb, 2016

    Hi Denis, thanks for the message! I have e mailed you with a copy to our Bread Angel in N Ireland! I am sure she will be in touch - or reach out to her directly. Jane


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