I set up Cotswold Baking because pastry has been a passion in my life since the age of 14. That was when I got my first job working in a local bakery, in my home town in Somerset. Setting up my own bakery in the Cotswolds and creating delicious cakes from first class ingredients is like a dream come true.
My main apprenticeship was served under the guiding hands of Michel Roux Snr at The Waterside Inn in Bray. I could not have asked for a better person to school me in all things Patisserie.
My wife SJ and I moved to Oxfordshire in 2000 when we took over the running of The Falkland Arms, in Great Tew, a landmark pub in the Cotswolds. Having spent eight wonderful years there it was time for a change.
After spending some time cooking for other Deli’s and restaurants, in 2011 I decided I wanted to bring quality Cakes and Desserts to peoples’ front doors, so I opened up my own kitchen and Cotswold Baking was born. I am passionate about quality, and fresh products, which we have an abundance of here in the Cotswolds.
I use as much quality local produce as possible from the flour to the local dairy, and the walnuts and hazelnuts are grown on the farm where my kitchen is based.
I can supply to private clients, be it an individual cake or cupcakes for your guests afternoon tea or an extra special treat for your office. I also supply wholesale cakes and desserts to restaurants.
I currently have a stall at Deddington Farmers Market and Southam Farmers Market once a month, where you can purchase portions of my desserts and cakes and also talk to me about things you would like me to bake specifically for you. Keep an eye on my blog for details of other farmers markets and pop up shops where you can buy delicious Cotswold Baking cakes.
One of the things that gives me so much satisfaction is watching the joy on people’s faces when they get to taste something I have produced, not a lot of words just a lot of ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’!
So, if you are looking for something special for home or as a gift, or you would like to discuss ideas for your business, give me a ring or drop me an e-mail.
I look forward to baking for you.
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