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What's been happening at Brook ? - 19/09/2014

What we've been up to recently ! Autumn is well and truly here and we are starting to think ahead to, dare we say it, Christmas, eek, just where did that summer go?! We still have lots to look forward to before the festivities though, we’re planning a staff Bake Off, we have more 20th Anniversary celebrations and we’ll be sure to find more excitement too! Here’s a little bit of an update on what we’ve been up to recently!   FUN AT BIA Aside from the serious stuff, The Baking Industry Awards gave us the chance to enter the silly selfie competition, and Ann and...
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Congratulations to Baker of the Year Mark Bennett - 11/09/2014

Well what can we say, Once again we had a fantastic night at this years Baking Industry Awards . The night saw lots of truly spectacular finalists all looking to win the coveted trophies. We were really honoured to sponsor the Baker of the Year category this year and everyone we saw on our travels who had entered were great. Our final 3 were Mark Bennett of Patisserie Mark Bennett, Dominic Salter of The Sandwich Box amd Cyril Denecheau of The Bread Factory who all joined us with their wives last night to a wonderful evening of entertaintainment. Our Overall winner was Mark Bennett of Patisserie Mark Bennett in Poole pictured here with the evenings host Hugh Dennis...
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Who Will be 2014 Baker of the Year ? - 05/09/2014

WHO WILL BE 2014 BAKER OF THE YEAR ? The Baking Industry Awards are close and we’ll soon be annoucing who is the 2014 Baker of the Year! It’s been an absolute pleasure to sponsor and judge this category and this year’s entrants have certainly given us a hard decision to make! Our three finalists are; • Mark Bennett, Patisserie Mark Bennett  http://www.artisanmark.com/ • Cyril Denecheau, The Bread Factory http://www.breadltd.co.uk • Dominic Salter, The Sandwich Box Baker...
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Test Bakery Feature - 29/08/2014

We have always had a test bakery. We see such importance in letting our customers, and even those that don’t buy from us, use equipment to decide what’s best for them, their product and their premises.Our current test bakery is our best yet, it’s perfect for new product development work and trials, we have had some very high profile names try out new concepts with us.  Sometimes it may be recipe experimentation, otherwise it’s deciding between two machines, whatever people need to work on we’re happy they do it here, for free, taking advantage of all the equipment on offer. Taking firm residence in the facility we have an electric deck oven, steam tube oven, r...
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Welcoming a New Member to the Team - 26/08/2014

We are pleased to announce that we've strengthened our salesforce by welcoming Andy turner. Andy returns us having previously been a part of the team and having spent the last 10 or so years working within the industrial side of the industry. As a technical sales specialist Andy’s knowledge will help deliver greater product satisfaction and understanding to customers. Pictured here is Steve Wells, MD welcomes Andy Turner to our Sales team. ...
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Events for Bakers to look forward to ! - 20/08/2014

Baking Industry Awards   So it’s only a couple of weeks until London’s Hilton Park Lane plays host to the Baking Industry awards! Not only are we looking forward to dusting of the tuxedos we’re also involved with the most prestigous award ‘Baker of the Year’. 2014 has seen us sponsor this category and we have to say it’s been an absolute pleasure to sift through the entries, visit the shorlisted and announce the finalists. On the night we’ll be declaring the winner and it will be one of the following who takes away the title.   • Mark Bennett, Patisserie Mark Bennett   ...
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Polin Steam Tube Ovens The only Choice for Large Artisan Bakerys - 14/08/2014

The Polin oven range offers businesses of all sizes solutions for finding a solid, reliable artisan bake from a manufacturer with over 80 years experience in oven manufacturer. The steam tube models offer consistancy and an artisan bake which cannot be matched by other ovens on the market. The ovens are available in a huge variety of sizes and configurations offering huge flexibility to suit the bakehouse perfectly. To come and trial the deck ovens in our test bakery or discuss your oven needs please give us a call on 01984 640401. Here’s what one user has to say….. Having now set up 2 of London's leading artisan ba...
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New Exciting Job Vacancy - 11/08/2014

JOB VACANCY – FIELD SERVICE BAKERY ENGINEER   Due to our ongoing expansion and increased installation schedule we are looking for a multi-skilled field service engineer to work as part of our offsite service and installation team covering London and the Home Counties in the majority. The successful applicant will have experience working under pressure to diagnose, repair and install industrial bakery machinery. The role suits a self-motivated individual with a problem solving attitude and a desire to complete tasks to the highest standards. An electrical background would be an advantage as the role would require an element o...
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Real Bread Bakery Courses in August - 28/07/2014

BREAD BAKING COURSES WITH A DIFFERENCE – WE FOCUS ON HELPING YOU PREPARE FOR OPENING AND DEVELOPING A COMMERCIAL BAKERY!   The Brook Bakery School was established in March 2012 and we’ve continued to welcome students to our courses months after month. We offer 4 courses that have been designed to cover all the basics we believe are required to learn about artisan bread production. The idea to start the school came because although there are a lot of specialist baking courses available throughout the country, none seemed to focus on the skills and information needed to actually start a bakery.  We have for ye...
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Polin Fixed Spiral Mixers Available - 22/07/2014

Along with the oven, one of the next most important pieces of kit within any bakery are the mixers. Whether a micro bakery moving on from a domestic machine or a craft set-up looking to replace existing mixers, the Polin range of fixed bowl models offers a wide choice in capacities as well as the ability to cope with a variety of doughs at various levels of hydration. Competitively priced, the Polin Fixed Bowl Spiral Mixers offer a quality Italian build with no compromise. With a compact foot print and by being raised above the ground they offer not only a space saving within your bakery but also provides an easier work around for handling and cleaning. Featuring 2 timers an...
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