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 'I still get excited by each fresh loaf I pull out of the oven' 

Aidan has been baking for 28 years and his career includes 5 years as Head Baker at The Celtic Bakery in London. Moving to Dorset in 2005 he set up Leaker’s Bakery in Bridport and The Town Mill in Lyme Regis. He then went on to co-found the Phoenix Bakery and cafe in Weymouth with his wife and business partner Lisa Chapman. The Phoenix was in operation for five years in which time many good friends were made and Aidan was able to hone his skills as a great teacher of real bread as well as a great baker. This has led to his current position as the Bread Ahead teacher in Borough Market, London. Aidan has appeared on the River Cottage television series a number of times and continues to teach the bread courses and a new Advanced Bread course at River Cottage headquarters.


Hot out the oven:

March 2014

Aidan will be taking up his position as teacher of real bread at the new Bread Ahead Bakery School in Borough Market, London. Check out the link to see what courses are available. Open to groups as well as individuals, all enquiries welcome.


May 2014

New Advanced Bread Making Course at River Cottage. Aidan will be teaching home bakers how to take their skills to the next level.


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