In a nutshell

Where is it?
The workshops are held in the kitchen and bakery of the Monkey Park Community Centre.

Length of experience
The course runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm (approximately).

What you need to know
Children are welcome provided they are accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
Please bring a container or box for transporting your bread home.

How much will it cost?
The Beginners Bread Making Workshop costs £95 per person. This includes a full days bread making with lunch and refreshments plus a banneton (proofing basket) and 1KG of bread flour to take home.

How to redeeem your voucher
Your e-voucher or gift box voucher will have a contact name and information about booking your experience. If you have any questions before booking please call 0800 772 0825.

The small print
Vouchers are valid for 6 months from date of purchase.

Beginners Bread Making Workshop in Chesterfield


If you want to make real bread at home and always wondered how, then this workshop is for you. It is a full day, hands-on introduction to the basics of baking real bread using only a handful of ingredients. At the end of this workshop you should feel confident enough to craft a variety of breads at home. You will learn to make your very own farmhouse bread, seeded wholemeal boule & focaccia to take home with you.

In this workshop you will learn the following:

  • What is real bread and how does it differ from supermarket bread?
  • Making a simple dough that forms the basis of all good bread;
  • Different kneading techniques;
  • How to shape your loaves;
  • Using different techniques for proving your loaves;
  • Incorporating bread making into a busy lifestyle;
  • How to bake your loaves properly in a domestic oven.

What else is included:

  • Easy to follow instructions and recipes for you to take home;
  • A light lunch and refreshments;
  • Unlimited tea and coffee;
  • A banneton and 1kg of organic bread flour to take home.

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Please select a delivery method. You can send a PDF e-voucher by email to any email address (either the recipient's or your own for printing and forwarding) for free or send our Uniquely Local Gift Box (£3.50 extra) by post. If you would like the gift box addressed to someone other than the recipient please put the correct name in the voucher postage address field.


Bread Making WorkshopBeginners Bread Making Workshop

Our beginners bread making workshop is run by Felix Mendelsöhn of Quiver Tree Workshops.

Felix runs his workshops from a community café and bakery in Chesterfield where he regularly helps out baking their sourdough bread. The workshops usually start with a drink and a chat in the café and then move on to the kitchen where most of the bread making takes place around a collection of tables. From there the dough moves into the bakery to prove and where it is finally baked.

Felix comes from a German family and grew up on healthy, hearty homemade bread. He believes in teaching bread baking according to the Real Bread Campaign principles using only flour, water, yeast, salt and natural ingredients.


Felix also runs a Baking with Sourdough Workshop at the same venue.