Baker in the bay

by Stefan Roberts in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Baker in the bay

Total raised £1,460

£7,000 target 22 days left
20% 18 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 7th July 2024 at 12:01pm

I'm redeveloping the former Christian bookshop in Whitley Bay into the 'Baker in the Bay': an artisan bakery inspired by Hanseatic baking.

by Stefan Roberts in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

I am a qualified German pastry chef and baker, I have experience of over 20 years of working in London's top kitchens. I also have 10 years experience running my own successful food business. Having moved to Whitley Bay for a better life for my children I have reignited my passion for baking. I set up a micro bakery in January in my house and sold successfully for 4 months out my back gate. During this time I built up a customer base, worked out what people wanted and built good relationships with local suppliers. I outgrew my back room and have now found a shop to rent. The shop is big enough to make all the products I need for the customers but also space to grow so I can take on more wholesale customers. The double glass front means that passers by can watch us all bake, and the space inside means they can then pop in for a coffee, cake and chat.  Once set up I aim to make links with local colleges to provide work experience and apprenticeship roles for young people. 

My vision is to be part of local people's lives: where they buy their bread, pop in for a coffee and a cinnamon bun on their way to work and buy their cakes for special occasions. Once set up I will make further links with other food businesses to provide wholesale products: business supporting business across Whitley Bay. 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£20 or more

Cinnamon bun treat

One free cinnamon bun - pop in anytime once we're open! Thank you!

£50 or more

Bread and a cake

Free loaf of bread and a small cake/sweet bun - pop in anytime once we're open! Thank you!

£120 or more

Birthday cake

One free inscribed 8inch cake on your birthday! Order in store one week before your birthday. Thank you!

£200 or more

Monthly bread

Free loaf of bread every month for a year from opening - pop in anytime once we're open! Thank you!

£250 or more

Cake and a hat

WOW thank you! One free 8 inch inscribed cake on your birthday and a Baker in the Bay beanie. Order the cake in store one week before your birthday.

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