Services on Offer

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

Planet Leicester Bakers will work with you to develop bespoke activities that meet your needs.

Please contact Michelle to start a conversation about bread and what it can do for you, your family, friends, clients and colleagues!


The services on offer include:

  • Learning to hand make bread in your home or at Planet Leicester Bakers
  • Team activities for staff and volunteers
  • Talks and demonstrations, with bread activities if wanted

For Individuals, Families & Friends

Bread Training Services on Offer

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

From just £85* you can enjoy the wonder of creating loaves and buns of fresh homemade bread in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Baking up a storm with Planet Leicester Bakers

Michelle will come to your home with the necessary equipment and spend 4-5 hours with you, creating and working dough, shaping loaves and cobs and sharing knowledge.  This personal workshop is perfect for complete beginners or those who have tried to bake bread before but not been happy with the results!

PRICES: 1 person: £85; 2 people: £140; 3 people: £155

The price includes the ingredients, recipe sheets and certificates.

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


Hi Michelle – Loved our workshop on Monday, thank you!

We are enjoying the results of our ‘labour’ this morning. I woke up with shed loads to  do but decided the priority was to make a loaf! Which I did and it was fab. I’m so excited about the prospect of only eating homemade bread, where you know exactly what has gone into it. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us…x

Lesley, who trained with husband Barry.

Wild Yeast & Slower Bread Full Day Workshop

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

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.

Andy and Saronne enjoyed a full day immersed in sourdough. Photo credit: Sue Castleton

During the day you will bake 5 different breads, including a flavoursome 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. It includes refreshments, recipes, tasty simple lunch and all bread you make to take home.

It is priced at £170 for one. £250 for two.

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


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

Training participant, Loughborough.

Photo of Michelle Stratford, Founder.
Photo credit: Ursula Kelly,

For Business, Charities, Social Groups, Schools and more.

Team Building, Talks and Activity Services on Offer

Build Your Team, Staff & Volunteers’ Well Being with Bread

The well being of work based teams is ever more important. With investment in mental and physical health of staff and volunteers, employers can see the benefits of happier, healthier people who feel valued. Bread activity days offer:

A happy staff team after a day of bread making together. Photo credit: Kathryn Rippin, CALS

The chance to take part in an activity that encourages close working and peer support.

The opportunity to learn a new skill that can benefit their physical and mental well being.

Time away from the day to day work environment, leaving them refreshed and re-engaged.

Increased awareness of slower, good food and the benefits of preparing and sharing it with others.

Fun, smiles and laughter!

Sessions can be tailored and planned in partnership with your business or organisation. If necessary, Planet Leicester Bakers can recommend community kitchen and meeting room space – from community centres to windmills.

Team bonding over the scales.

The day can incorporate business activities into the bread making process if you wish. Also, staff take away the fresh bread they have made from scratch, giving a real sense of pride and achievement.


Talks & Presentations

Planet Leicester Bakers is available for talks, presentations and demonstrations to suit your audience. Another of the bread services on offer.

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!

Background photo credit: Sue Castleton, Planet Leicester Bakers volunteer

“Many thanks for coming to see us, we really enjoyed the talk. The bread was delicious!

 Christine, Langham Women’s Institute

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