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BATCH: London rises to the occasion

On 26 November 2018, around 130 people gathered at E5 Bakehouse to mark a decade of the Real Bread Campaign.

Photo by Chris Young / CC-BY-SA 4.0

Photo by Chris Young / CC-BY-SA 4.0

Hosted by the long-time Campaign supporting east London bakery, the event was held ten years to the day since the Campaign’s official launch. In addition to networking and skill sharing, attendees helped raise more than £3000 towards continuing the work of the Campaign, part of the food and farming charity Sustain.

Feedback on the evening included: “Excellent way to meet like-minded people and learn from the best,” and “A great expression of passion and hard work for communal good.”

After welcome drinks courtesy of The Kernel Brewery and Toast Ale, guests were introduced to the event by E5 Bakehouse owner, Ben Mackinnon; Real Bread Campaign co-founder, Andrew Whitley; and Campaign coordinator, Chris Young. They then had the chance to learn from Real Bread bakers Richard Bertinet, Emmanuel Hadjiandreou, Bridget Hugo, Sonya Hundal and Andrew Whitley, while E5 head baker Eyal Schwartz led tours and talks on the bakery’s in-house mill.

After the talks and demos, everyone gathered back in the E5 millhouse for a panel Q&A on the future of Real Bread, chaired by Sustain chief executive Kath Dalmeny.

This was followed by an auction and raffle, with lots donated by Bread Matters, Brook Food Processing Equipment, Doves Farm, Gilchesters, Peter’s Yard, Rude Health, The School of Artisan Food, Sharpham Park, Shipton Mill and Victoria Harley Photographer.

Food for the buffet, prepared by the E5 team, was donated by Cobble Lane Cured, Hodemedod’s, La Fromagerie and Peter’s Yard.

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See photos from the event.

Published 3 Dec 2018

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