Bread-making Courses

Companio Bakery offers ‘hands-on’ bread-making courses for complete beginners and those with some experience of making bread. These are one day courses for up to 6 people held at Companio Bakery.

Under the guidance of trained and experienced baker, Russell Goodwin, these practical courses will teach you the fundamentals of the art, craft and science of bread-making. The aim is to help you explore and develop your skills and knowledge of bread-making in a fun and informal environment. You will be making all your own breads which you get to take home to enjoy and share with your family and friends.

The day will start with a light breakfast and introductions before getting straight into making doughs for the day’s breads. Lunch will be provided after which we will divid, shape and mould our breads. We will then just have time for afternoon tea and cake before we bake off our breads ready for you to take home.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask any questions throughout the day and you will take away all of the recipes so you can carry on practicing and perfecting your bread-making skills at home.


This course is the ideal introduction to bread-making for those with little or no experience of making bread. It will teach you how to make by hand a variety of yeasted breads, giving you the skills and confidence to bake your own fresh bread at home.

Sunday 21st January 2018 – sold out
Sunday 4th March 2018 – 6 places available
Sunday 10th June 2018 – 6 places available

9:30am – 4.30pm

Price: £150



If you are interested in learning the basics of sourdough bread made using natural yeast but have little or no experience then this course is perfect for you. We will explore the traditional methods used in this type of bread-making and you will learn about developing your own sourdough culture so you can bake with confidence at home.

Sunday 26th November 2017 – sold out
Sunday 22nd April 2018 – 6 places available

9.30am – 4.30pm

Price: £150



Gift vouchers are available for the full or partial cost of any course should you wish to make a gift to family or friends. If you would like any further information please use the contact form here or phone 07765 914603 for more details.


“I didn’t expect to be coming home with such lovely professional looking bread which has been a real joy to eat”

“I thought the course was fantastic and I enjoyed every minute”

“I have nothing but praise for the course – I learnt a lot and can’t wait to put it into practice”

“I really liked that it was such a small group which felt relaxed and you were able to come and help each of us when we needed it”

“Thank you for a wonderful day and for your expert guidance”

“I can see you derive a lot of pleasure from both your roles as baker and teacher which comes across in the warmth and welcome of the course”