Learn to Bake

Learn to Bake

You and your family deserve to enjoy great quality wholesome bread every day.

Discover the secrets of artisan bread making on one of our Column Bakehouse short courses and gain the skills and confidence you need to recreate our award- winning loaves from the comfort of your own kitchen.

Our Column Baker courses are delivered by our in house expert bakers who will guide you through the process step by step.

Our short courses include:

Introduction to bread making

Introduction to sourdough

Advanced and specialist bread courses

All ingredients and use of professional equipment is included, and course sizes are kept small to allow for a more intimate baking experience!

If you’d like to be added to our mailing list and be the first to find out about our courses, please contact guildhall@realideas.org.

“The easy atmosphere of the course was exactly what I wanted and I look forward to taking my newly acquired skills to motivate my friends and family to the pleasures of decent bread!” John Munford – A very happy customer

Course dates and prices for 2019 are listed below:

Italian breads – Saturday 8th June, 10am – 2pm – £75

Beginners bread – Saturday 20th July, 10am-2pm – £75

Introduction to Sourdough – Saturday 17th August, 10am-5pm – £100

For more information or to book your place, call 01752 395028 or email guildhall@realideas.org.

Saturday 8th June 10am – 2pm
Italian Breads £75pp
Learn new skills in this Italian bread baking workshop, master the art of Italian bread and the secrets to creating those rich in flavour and light textured dough’s. Using high hydration and a few nifty techniques you will learn how to make focaccia, ciabatta, pizza and parmesan and red pepper bread sticks.
Contact guildhall@realideas.org / 01752 395028 to find out more or to book.

Saturday 20th July  10am – 2pm
Beginners breads £75pp
Learn the secrets to our beautiful Bakehouse bread under the guidance of our in house expert bakers at award-winning Column Bakehouse. At this course you will learn basic bread-making skills and take home your very own creations at the end of the session. What’s more? You can take handy recipe cards to keep baking with our method at home!
Contact guildhall@realideas.org / 01752 395028 to find out more or to book.

Saturday 17th August 10am – 5pm
Introduction to Sourdough £100pp
Learn all the skills from our Artisan Baker and make your very own Column Bakehouse Sourdough bread! Take home your creations at the end of the session along with handy recipe and method card so you can show off your new skills at home!
Contact guildhall@realideas.org / 01752 395028 to find out more or to book.


We also run bread making courses for groups! These make excellent team-building exercises for you and your colleagues, work great as part of a fun celebration package or even for children as part of an educational visit! To find out more, or to enquire about one to one bread making sessions with our Head Baker, email baker@columnbakehouse.org.