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 in Manchester. Under the guidance of trained and experienced artisan 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.

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 or phone for more details.


This course is the ideal introduction to bread-making for those with little or no experience of bread-making. 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 17th September 2017
Sunday 22nd October 2017

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

9.30am – 4.30pm

Price: £150


In the future, there will also be courses in European baking (French & Italian), Family bread making, Patisserie and Advanced sourdough. If you are interested in any of these courses please email to express your interest.