About The Bread Companion
WHO ARE WE?
The Bread Companion is a travelling, teaching bakery, run by baker/designer Julia Georgallis that began in 2014. TBC is a social enterprise, our aim is to fight food poverty and miseducation by providing a platform for learning about making bread and cooking skills. Once a month, using the proceeds from our public workshops and bakery, we travel around the country to run free bread making courses for vulnerable parts of society such as for school-children, charities and community centres. If your centre, school or charity would like us to run a bread making/cooking workshop, please get in touch!
BUILDING OUR KITCHEN
We are currently building the third iteration of our travelling micro-bakery. Having started life as a very wobbly wood fired oven in a trailer, towed on the back of a Mini, we have come a long way - every version of our bakery has been bigger and better equipped for baking bread and running bread making workshops. The new version of our trailer will function as a self-contained bakery/kitchen and is being built in a converted food van.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
The Bread Companion was built and created by Julia Georgallis. Julia studied and worked as an industrial designer, graduating from the Royal College of Art, London before retraining as a baker in 2014. Her work is always of a collaborative nature, combining food and design and her most recent projects focus on looking at food as a design tool to empower and educate. As well as The Bread Companion, Julia is also the author of sustainable Chrismas cookbook, 'How to eat your Christmas tree...' Each summer, she collaborates with Designers on Holiday in Sweden to run an outdoor, collaborative kitchen residency and she is closely involved in the Queimado Lisboa project in Portugal. She continues to co-run slow fashion jewellery atelier, Meta Studio.
Images below: the second, sleek, black version of our travelling microbakery followed by a picture of the first, very heavy prototype on its maiden voyage and, finally, an early sketch of The Bread Companion from 2014.