Baking Course - Lesaffre Baking Centre, Lille: October 2016

The Worshipful Company of Bakers announces the Fermex Lesaffre UK & Ireland Baking Course: 18-20 October 2016

Fermex Ltd is the UK’s leading supplier of bread ingredients to the speciality sector of the industry, and the Lesaffre Group is the world’s foremost yeast supplier.

Together with the Worshipful Company of Bakers, they are pleased to be able to offer a special opportunity for a group of students and trainees to travel to the renowned Lesaffre Baking Centre in Lille, France, where they will learn about different types of yeast sourdough production and their applications.

During this short course the students will gain hands-on experience of artisan bread and yeast-raised laminated pastry. They will be making a variety of different breads with sourdough, including Ciabatta, Focaccia, Pain au Levain and learning about different types of yeast that are used for specific purposes. They will also exercise their creative skills by making a range of laminated pastries and taking part in a product innovation challenge.

The students will travel in the late afternoon of Monday 17th October from Ashford International Station by minibus, through the Eurotunnel, to Lille and will return to Ashford International Station in the late afternoon of Thursday 20th October.

Lesaffre UK & Ireland will cover the costs of travel between Ashford International Station and Lille, and accommodation and meals whilst in France. Any other incidental expenses will be the responsibility of the student.

All students are responsible for ensuring that they have the necessary paperwork for travel to France, including a valid passport, insurance, and visa (if necessary). Students are asked to supply their own bakery whites and suitable footwear. Hats are not required in the Baking Centre.

This course is offered to bakery students and trainees in the industry who are over the age of 18 from the UK and Ireland only and the number of places is limited. The selection of candidates will be at the discretion of the Worshipful Company of Bakers and Lesaffre UK & Ireland and their decision is final.

Closing date for application was June 14th 2016and has now passed.