About Us

Kath Veg Patch Kitchen

This is me, Kath, doing what I love.  I am a self-taught baker, having learned to cook at my mother’s knee, and I have kept a food blog at www.theordinarycook.co.uk since 2009. Bread making is an absolute passion of mine.  Through experience and a lot of reading I have developed my skills and knowledge of bread making and I love passing this on to others so that they can get as much satisfaction from making real bread at home as I do. Most of the courses are bread based. In 2019 Veg Patch Kitchen will be expanding into other areas of cookery, starting with a new Butter and Soft Cheese course and Pastry and Scone class.  Many of my past students have requested more classes and I am more than happy to oblige.

I set up Veg Patch Kitchen in September 2014 to teach others the pleasures of making their own bread.  In June 2016 we changed a building 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.  You will meet my husband Richard, who is very good at coming in and doing the washing up and making cups of tea. We very much look forward to welcoming you.

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, Bridgnorth, Telford, Much Wenlock 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 particularly recommend the 5 star self-catering cottages at Marnwood Property as these are within a short walking distance of Veg Patch Kitchen. 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.

Veg Patch Kitchen

Our kitchen in Ironbridge

I also teach bread making courses at Acton Scott Historical Working Farm   in South Shropshire.

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