Double Celebration for The School of Artisan Food

16 October 2014

Double Celebration for The School of Artisan Food

The award-winning School of Artisan Food is hosting its annual advanced diploma graduation ceremony in the same week as the School celebrates its fifth birthday.


The Advanced Diploma class of 2014 completed the course in July and all will graduate, with many already employed in artisan bakeries or setting-up their own business.

Since the School opened in October, 2009 there have been over 5,500 students through the doors. Traditional skills of baking, cheese making and butchery lie at the heart of the School’s teaching with additional skills such as chocolate making, business skills and brewing also being taught.

Joe Piliero, Director at The School of Artisan Food said: “When we initially set-up five years ago our aim was to deliver high quality training across a range of food skills which are in danger of being lost. We’re now in the position where we’ve not only passed those skills onto thousands of people but some of those are now leading a growing, artisan food industry.”

Sandie Tomlinson, one of the School’s graduates said: “The experience I gained was invaluable and definitely helped build my confidence in my practical skills as well as clarifying the realities of running a bakery as a business.”

The latest group of Advanced Diploma Graduates will be presented with their Diploma certificates on Thursday 16th October.