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Bakers graduate from The School of Artisan Food

GraduationThe School of Artisan Food celebrated the achievement of its 2014/15 Advanced Diploma students at a special graduation ceremony last week on the Welbeck Estate, Nottinghamshire.

The newly-qualified graduates completed the intensive ten-month Advanced Diploma in Bakery in July and are now working full-time in bakeries or are in the process of setting up their own artisan businesses.

The Advanced Diploma, along with the many other professional courses hosted at the School, has been recognised at the British Cookery School Awards winning the ‘Best Large Professional Cookery School’ in 2013 and 2014. The School was also awarded the ultimate accolade of ‘Cookery School of the Year’ in 2014.

Presenting the graduates with their Advanced Diploma certificates was Chris Young, from the Real Bread Campaign, who said: “It’s been an absolute pleasure to share in the achievement and success of the School’s students and I’m sure they will go on to have fabulous baking careers.

Chris added: “Having good quality real bread, widely available is at the very heart of our campaign work and the School, and their students, play an important role in helping us to achieve this.”

The Advanced Diploma students come from a wide range of age groups, backgrounds and ability and are taught by some of the top professionals in the UK, including Wayne Caddy who has represented the UK at the baking Coupe du Monde.

He said: “With more bakeries opening each year and the demand for real bread on the increase, the School is making a significant contribution to the growth across the artisan food industry.”

The School is a registered charity and receives support from the private sector to offer bursaries to enable some students to study for the Diploma.

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