Brett Warburton, executive director of Warburtons, will officially open Leeds City College’s new bakery teaching facilities.

Launching today (4 February), he will visit the college’s new £26m Printworks Campus in Leeds.

Teaching more than 350 students, the department includes specialist bakery, patisserie, cake decorating and chocolate rooms.

It will also house equipment, including rack and deck ovens, chocolate temperers and industrial-sized bread and teacake plant, with an on-site accompanying deli/bakery.

Warburtons will be using some of the college’s facilities for its own in-house training programme, having donated a high-speed mixer.

The college’s bakery provision ranges from Level 1 Industry Skills to Level 2 Diploma in Professional Bakery through to Level 3 for the development of advanced skills with the introduction of management skills and bakery science and technology, alongside bespoke programmes.

Warburton will be joined by other representatives from bakery and ingredients firms, including AAK, Bakels, Callebaut, Bettys and Fox’s Biscuits.

A special plaque will be unveiled to mark the occasion.

The college’s Level 3 bakery students will give visitors a tour of the new facilities, and will also be showcasing some examples of their work.