Bread Angels – Learn to set up a home baking business
Becoming a home baker: What is Bread Angels
At Virtuous Bread we see a network of people up and down the land running their very own home baking businesses. 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 from home.
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.
How to become a Bread Angel:
Take the Bread Angel course and learn to build your own business in which you bake bread at home 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 in your own oven.
Bread Angels have the option of continuing their relationships with Virtuousbread.com. 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. After a period of three months during which we work hard to make sure you are as successful and well known as possible, we ask for a donation of £50.00 per year 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.
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 Bread Angel trainer - teaching others 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 take the "train the trainer course". During the course you teach other bread angels how to bake and anwer all the skill testing, bread related questions we can throw at you. We want to make you comfortable and confident. Once you have taken the course and have your wings we will list you on the Bread Angel website (under construction) so that people can find you and book bread courses easily. 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.