About Veg Patch Kitchen

At Veg Patch Kitchen we offer bread making courses at various locations throughout the beautiful county of Shropshire. The courses are taught by me, Kath. I am passionate about bread and the difference that making your own bread at home can make to your health and your happiness. I will teach you how easy it is to make bread at home and how easy it is to make breadmaking part of your regular routine.

Kath Veg Patch Kitchen

This is me, doing what I love to do – laughing and making bread.

New as of June 2016 Our brand new kitchen in Ironbridge
We are very pleased to announce that we now have a lovely new kitchen to run our courses from. Based in the garden of our home near Ironbridge, we now have custom-made premises and can offer a wider range of courses.

Our home is in a beautiful rural setting amongst woods and fields and close to the historic Ironbridge with its World Heritage Site status and ten museums managed by the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust. Shrewsbury, Telford and Ludlow are all easily accessible. There are hotels, b&bs and self-catering cottages nearby so you could combine your course with a short break or week-long holiday.

We offer day courses from 10am -2.30pm and evening classes from 6pm – 9pm. Take a look at the Ironbridge course page for details of the courses available.

We can also offer tailor made day and evening courses for groups of people, whether family, friends or for a corporate away day. If you would like to come as a family group we welcome children to our courses and we can arrange a course specially for you.  Please do get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Full Day Course in Clunton, South Shropshire
Our full-day course  in Clunton offers you the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed, informative day in a beautiful 17th century farmhouse kitchen near Clun in South Shropshire honing your bread-making skills in a domestic kitchen. We pack in as much bread making as we possibly can but we also make time for tea and cake breaks and enjoy a delicious lunch in the glass garden room. Take a look at the full-day course  page for more information about the day.

It’s a lovely way to celebrate a special birthday with your family and friends. The full-day course is also perfect for a corporate away day, learning new skills as a team.

If you book as a group of family, friends or colleagues then you can ask us to tailor the day to suit your needs. We are very happy to incorporate your favourite breads or croissants and danish pastries into your day with us.

Turkish pide

Making Turkish flat breads on the full day course

Shaping loaves

Bread making at one of our evening classes

Residential Weekends
We are running two residential baking weekends at Bank House B&B in Bishops Castle, South Shropshire. The first will be held on 1st-2nd October 2016 and we will be working with pre-ferments and sourdoughs. The second will be held on 10th-11th December 2016 and we will be working on sweet doughs and laminated breads, with a Christmas theme. For more information on these residential weekends please see the full page on these courses.

Acton Scott
Kath teaches the bread making course, laminating and enriched dough class and the home dairying course at Acton Scott Historical Farm. Acton Scott is a wonderful Victorian working farm in South Shropshire. On the bread making course you will get the chance to bake your loaves in the Bailiff’s cottage’s original wood fired bread oven. The home dairying course includes a visit to the farm’s 19th century dairy. You can find out more about the courses here. Please contact Acton Scott to book your course with them. 

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre
Kath also teaches bread making classes at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre (SHDC) in Craven Arms.  Our upcoming classes are Saturday 2nd July 2016 1pm-4pm when we will be making sweet enriched dough and Tuesday 13 September 2016 7-9pm when we will be making flavoured  savoury breads. If you would like to book this class please contact Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre to reserve your place.

 

We do our very best to make sure that you have a fantastic time on all of our courses. Nothing makes us happier than hearing that someone has enjoyed their time with us. Take a look at our testimonial page to see what students have said about our courses.

If you would like to book a bread making course with Veg Patch Kitchen please contact us so that we can discuss your requirements. If you wish to book one of the courses at Acton Scott  or Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre please contact them directly to book your place.

Enriched dough and olive oil dough goodies

Enriched dough and olive oil dough goodies

Breads from 15th November