About The Bread Companion
WHO ARE WE?
The Bread Companion is an online platform for BREADUCATION! Our aim is to fight food miseducation by providing a space for learning about making bread. Over the next few months, we will be launching a series of online workshops and will continue to publish bread making tips, thoughts and recipes via our blog, The Bap and our socials.
Initially, we started life as a travelling, teaching bakery in 2014, run by baker/designer Julia Georgallis. We built two different iterations of a mobile wood fired oven and travelled the UK and further afield running bread making workshops and baking bread. After 6 years of being on the road, teaching hundreds of people how to make their own loaf and baking/consulting for a number of clients, we have put our physical bakery to bed for a while, until the right moment arises.
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.