Services on Offer

Planet Leicester Bakers offers a number of exciting tailored bread services for private individuals, organisations and businesses to enjoy. As a business with social purpose, these services support the community work of Planet Leicester Bakers.

Ranging from learning to hand make bread in your home, to offering team activities for staff and volunteers, Planet Leicester Bakers will work with you to develop bespoke activities that meet your needs.

More information is added to this page as these services and activities develop. Please contact Michelle to start a conversation about bread and what it can do for you, your family, friends, clients and colleagues!

‘The Loaf’: Intro Half-Day Personal Tuition from £85

For just £80* you can enjoy the wonder of creating loaves and buns of fresh homemade bread in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Michelle will come to your home and spend 4-5 hours with you, creating and working dough, shaping loaves and cobs and sharing knowledge.  You will then be a certified Silver Star Planet Leicester Baker.  This is perfect for complete beginners or those who have tried to bake bread before but not been happy with the results!

The price includes the necessary ingredients, recipe sheets and Silver Star certificates.

Larger groups are priced as follows:

2 people: £140

3 people : £155

For more people add £20 per head. If you have a large group that will not fit your kitchen, a community kitchen can be hired with the cost split among the group.

*Small additional travel costs may be added depending on distance.

The gift of bread, a gift for life: Tim's dad gave him an intro to bread making for his birthday.

The gift of bread, a gift for life: Tim’s dad gave him an intro to bread making for his birthday. He was joined by Gemma and his brother Chris and they baked up a storm!

Starter Sourdough and Slower Dough Tutorial

Full Day Tuition

A whole day introductory training for home bakers in sourdough and slower dough at Planet Leicester Bakers, Thurmaston, LE4.

Andy and Saronne baked up a sourdough storm at Planet Leicester Bakers

Andy and Saronne baked up a sourdough storm at Planet Leicester Bakers

For individuals or pairs this full 7-8 hour day of baking gives you an introduction to the lovely world of wild yeast and slower dough.

During the day you will bake 5 different breads, including a Dutch Oven loaf and rye and wheat sourdoughs. You will learn about building and maintaining your own sourdough starters and have the option to take home some healthy wheat and rye starters from Planet Leicester Bakers. It is a full day immersed in the most natural and least processed of breads and includes morning coffee/tea, recipes, tasty lunch and all the bread you make to take home.

It is priced at £170 for one person. £250 for two people if you wish to bring a friend.

The maximum limit of two people makes it a lovely day of personal one to one or two tuition.

“Michelle has been an excellent teacher, sharing lots of hints, tips and scientific explanations.  And she has been great fun!”

Training participant, Loughborough.

Build Your Team &

Staff Well-Being with Bread

Bread is a brilliant tool for bringing people together!

wp_20170405_008Learn a new skill, or brush up existing ones!

Take part in an activity that encourages close working and peer support.

Relax and find out about the greater physical and mental well-being bread can offer.image7

Increase awareness and knowledge about good, slower food and the benefits of embracing preparing and eating it with others.image18Have fun, smile and laugh a lot!

Read about a team building session with Leicester’s Community Advice and Law Service team.

Sessions can be tailored and planned in partnership with your organisation or business. If necessary Planet Leicester Bakers can recommend community kitchen and meeting room space – from local community centres to windmills! The day can incorporate business activities into the bread making process and staff take away fresh bread they have made from scratch. Beautiful!

Talks & Presentations

Taking questions at the National Space Centre, Leicester

Taking questions at the National Space Centre, Leicester

Planet Leicester Bakers is available for talks, presentations and demonstrations to suit your audience.

Whether it’s about bread and the science of bread making, establishing a business with a social purpose or innovation in local community work, the focus can be made to fit your audience or group. And it can include activities to get imaginations and interest in bread fired up!

Thank you so much for a fascinating talk last Wednesday.All the members really enjoyed it.

Planet Leicester Bakers is also available for school talks and bread activities.

A morning of bread making and science at Parks Primary

CONTACT Planet Leicester Bakers to start a conversation about tailoring services to your needs.