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