Testimonials

We strive to make the day or evening that you spend with us as special as we can. We have had some wonderful feedback from our students and lots of return visits too.  You can visit our Facebook page to read some of the reviews for yourself. Here are some of the comments that we have had from our happy customers.

“Attended Kath’s course on Bread and Butter making yesterday – excellent experience. Having used a bread machine for years and having mixed results with manual baking, Kath was able to describe and show some of the subtleties I had missed. Very much looking forward to returning to manual baking – after I’ve managed to eat everything I brought back with me.Kath’s whole environment was excellent – hoping to go back for a more advanced course in future and might make a few days of it to explore Ironbridge while there.”

“I just wanted to write and thank you for what was a great fun day on 9th July.
Your teaching manner, and techniques (“stretch and fold”) were perfect for a beginner like myself. I was more than happy to share the results of my “labours” with friends. So clearly you must have taught me right!
It’s a great set-up that you have there.
I particularly enjoyed the fact that it was a small group. I daresay there will be other “beginners” such as me who will appreciate not being outnumbered by more advanced bakers.”

“My mother, brother and I had an absolutely wonderful time on your Bread Basics course on Saturday. At every stage of the booking process you were very fast to respond, flexible in dates and booking set up. The pre-joining info sent was very complete and helpful. The day itself exceeded all expectations – you were very engaging to listen to and covered a nice balance, from complexity in the chemistry of bread and flour compositions, to great practical advice on where to source the ingredients. You made bread-baking feel very accessible andgave us all the confidence to tackle new recipes but also have lots of fun doing it. We felt like the course was very tailored to our interests and experience. The whole pace of the day was relaxed, but also we packed loads in and the small group size made it feel very individual and friendly. The personal touches like putting on homemade cake and even sourcing gluten free recipes and dairy free milk were extremely thoughtful. The bread itself was extremely delicious! Finally, in terms of value, the price made this a massive bargain – so much better than any alternative I’ve seen elsewhere. We’d never hesitate to recommend the course and indeed pairing it with a stay in the immaculately kept and provisioned cottages, as a superb weekend away. Thank you so much for everything and we will hope to join you for another course, perhaps a full day this time, in the future.”

“Thank you for another most enjoyable day at your bakery! Both Lucy and I had a lovely time and it was very instructive to learn about the heritage wheats. The loafs we made smell lovely and I can’t wait to try them, and then bake some more.”

“Thank you so much for a truly inspiring day… I haven’t shut up about it… I’m telling everyone I see! It has given me the confidence to just have a go! It was a wonderful experience… I’m blown away by how much you know… all the snippets of information you gave… It’s made me want to know more! “

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for a most informative and enjoyable day on Saturday at the bread making course. I thoroughly enjoyed the day, the informal and no pressure atmosphere it was fab! We ate the focaccia last night with my family ( very impressed) and had some of the spelt flour loaf and flavoured bread as toast this morning. Delicious….. and…. I went out and bought some flour today for more practising!Thank you so much – you are a good teacher!”


“Thank you again for a really enjoyable day at your lovely house learning how to make sourdough. Lucy and I learned a lot and I can see that making a good sourdough loaf takes the challenge of bread making to a whole new level! You have given us a good foundation and I will be experimenting to try and perfect my own loaves.”

“Hello Kath – just to say how much i enjoyed the cheese and butter making yesterday and to thank you for all your thoughtful help and preparation. My eyes have been opened to the wonder of turning milk and cream into cheese and butter!”

“Thank you for running the course at Acton Scott recently on enriched & laminated dough.
It was really good and encouraging.
I was really impressed by your enthusiasm and  “have a go attitude”.
I bought some fresh yeast last weekend and made a batch of bread. My first with fresh yeast.  Your advice on folding the dough in the bowl etc worked really well, and my wife appreciated less mess!!”

“We had (our) onion bread for dinner with cheese tonight and it was genuinely one of the most delicious breads I have ever tasted.”

“(We) REALLY enjoyed our baking day with you today. We both learned a tremendous amount and the icing on the cake was being able to take home our lovely loaves. I have never seen home made loaves that looked so good!”

“I had a wonderful day yesterday, really enjoyed it.  Remember the old saying, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks .You did, Kath, I learnt such a lot…Ten out of ten awarded.”

“Thank you for the course today (17/07/16). It was a really good time with lots of laughs and fun with a little serious baking included.(We) enjoyed everything provided and meeting such nice people.Will be looking out for further such events in the future.Thanks again to you and everyone organising and taking part.”

“Lovely evening with talented and inspiring Kath Corfield @vegpatchkitchen making delicious breads and gloriously buttery Shropshire Butter Buns. Came home with breads, buns, recipes and fresh yeast to keep on baking. Even made our own pizza for tea between kneading, proving & baking. Excellent way to spend an inspiring evening in good company.”

“I wanted to say we had a lovely day and you treated us so well with great baking tips and lovely food and cake!  I’m still eating my fruit buns which froze well.  It was all delicious.  The cottage was lovely too and we had a thoroughly good time!”

“Just wanted to drop a quick email to thank both you and Leena for Sunday I really enjoyed spending the day with you and it’s given me new inspiration for baking bread.”

“Just a note to say thanks for a great day today, which I really enjoyed. It’s got me really enthused and your approach was great !  We’ve sampled all 3 loaves already and if I can continue in the same way, I’ll be delighted 🙂 ”

“A fantastic day baking at Veg Patch Kitchen. Great company, delicious food, beautiful setting. Looking forward to visiting again and combining baking with a stay in the cottage. Thank you!”

“Had a brilliant day baking, made some delicious bread and had a fantastic lunch in the beautiful garden”

“An excellent day spent at Veg Patch Kitchen baking breads in a very relaxing environment. Our hosts were wonderful. I would highly recommend a visit here, in fact I am looking forward to my next treat.”

“We had a lovely day, learnt lots, made super breads in gorgeous location (and a fabulous lunch too!) Thank you!”