My passion for baking was instilled at a very young age by my grandma and mother who both trained as cookery teachers. My upbringing on a Herefordshire dairy farm has given me a huge appreciation for creating recipes using local produce and for the comfort of eating good quality home baked food for lots of family occasions.
I trained as a pastry chef in Ireland and achieved a 1st Class Hons Degree in Culinary Arts Management at University College Birmingham in 2009.
To further develop my practical skills I completed NVQ2 in Bakery & Confectionary which led me into the New Product Development Industry. I spent 4 years developing cakes for M+S & Starbucks with ‘Kate's Cakes’. This gave me a fantastic insight into the Commercial sweet bakery market.
As a current Food & Nutrition teacher in Bristol, I am excited to share my specialist skills and knowledge with you, by hosting bespoke cookery courses and demonstrations.
Setting up Isabel’s BAKEHOUSE has enabled me to create a range of my own special recipes which I hope you will enjoy!