About Us

Kath Veg Patch Kitchen

This is me, Kath, doing what I love.  I am a self-taught baker and I have kept a food blog at www.theordinarycook.co.uk since 2009, when I started my own bread journey. Having had my first success at making a decent loaf in 2009, (after several false starts in previous years), I have made bread for my family three or four times a week since then. Through experience and a lot of reading I have developed my skills and knowledge of bread making and I am very keen to pass this on to others so that they can get as much satisfaction from making real bread at home as I do.

I set up Veg Patch Kitchen in September 2014 to teach others the pleasures of home baking. In June 2016 we changed an outbuilding in our garden from a store room for plant pots and gardening tools into a space designed specifically for Veg Patch Kitchen. Most of our courses are now run from our home in Ironbridge. We very much look forward to welcoming you. Ironbridge is a beautiful tourist destination with plenty of accommodation if you wish to combine your course with a short break or longer holiday. We particularly recommend the 5 star self-catering cottages at Marnwood Property as these are within a short walking distance of Veg Patch Kitchen.

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Our kitchen in Ironbridge

By special request for a group of four or five people we can offer a  full-day course in South Shropshire at my sister Leena’s house. Leena lives in a beautiful 17th century farmhouse near Clun in Shropshire in a rural, peaceful setting. It offers the ideal setting for you to enjoy an informative day whilst recharging your batteries. You can also choose to stay in Leena’s self catering cottage, which is attached to her farmhouse. An ideal way to get away from it all and to discover the beauty of South Shropshire.

I also teach bread making courses at Acton Scott Historical Working Farm   in South Shropshire and Harborne Food School in Birmingham.

Shropshire is a beautiful, rural county in the heart of England and bordering Wales. It is easy to reach from Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Herefordshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Cheshire.

To find out what our students have said about our courses visit our testimonial page. Take a look at our news page to  catch up with what I have been up to recently and to see what we have done on past courses.