Bread Ahead Academy


The Bread Ahead Academy is the latest development in our teaching journey, in September 2024 we will be welcoming our first cohort of Academy students. Our six month training programme is designed to create the next generation of professional bakers through theory and practical education and assessment, as well as the opportunity to apprentice in the Bread Ahead Bakery.


Learn More About The Academy


With a curriculum meticulously crafted by industry experts and seasoned Bread Ahead bakers, we offer a comprehensive learning experience tailored to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to thrive in today’s dynamic baking landscape.

From mastering the fundamentals of pastry to exploring the intricacies of artisanal bread making, our programme is designed to nurture talent, foster innovation, and instil a deep appreciation for the art and science of professional baking.


Learn More About The Bread Ahead Academy Programme

The six month training programme is divided into two key stages. The initial three months focus on classroom instruction, while the subsequent three months entail hands-on apprenticeship within Bread Ahead’s bakery and retail operations.

Download our prospectus below to learn more.


Who Is This Programme For?

Geared towards individuals passionate about baking and aspiring to turn it into a profession, our course caters to various backgrounds.

Whether you’re seeking a shift within the hospitality sector, a recent high school graduate eager to dive into baking without lengthy academic commitments, or someone craving practical work experience, our academy provides the ideal platform to kickstart your culinary journey.


The Location & Schedule

For three months, students will undergo training in our purpose-built bakery classroom, immersing themselves in the bustling environment of a professional bakery. The bakery will serve as a backdrop to their training before students transition to the second phase, where they’ll actively engage in bakery operations. Classes will run Monday to Friday at our Borough Market location.

During the second phase, students will delve into bakery and retail operations under comprehensive guidance, covering every aspect of the process. This pivotal stage ensures graduates emerge with a thorough understanding and practical experience in artisan bakery operations. Each student will receive personalised mentorship from one of our Bread Ahead expert bakers throughout the programme, ensuring their continuous growth and success.


In the Heart of Borough Market

Nestled within London’s iconic Borough Market the Bread Ahead Academy is located within the heart of culinary excellence. Immerse yourself in centuries of tradition while mastering the latest techniques under the guidance of our seasoned bakers. With the bustling market as your backdrop, seize the opportunity to learn from industry leaders and ignite your passion for baking in one of the world’s most vibrant food destinations.

Bread Ahead Bakery, Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 9DE


How To Enrol

Learn more about our application process and how to become part of the September pilot.