Former Baking Industry Awards Baker of the Year Mark Bennett is to teach a traditional French breads and pastries course at Brook Bakery School.

Bennett, owner of the BIA 2015 Craft Business of the Year, Patisserie Mark Bennett, is to teach Bake French at the school, run by bakery equipment supplier Brook Food Processing, in Somerset.

The school will host the one-day course on 24 February and on 23 March. Bennett, who was Baker of the Year in 2014, has been teaching at Brook Food since 2015. In that time he has taught three successful Bakery Excellence courses.

Participants on the Bake French course will learn how to produce pain au levain, pain de campagne, brioche, baguette, fougasse, flammkuchen, almond tart and tarte aux fruits. They will also learn Bennett’s techniques and processes using commercial equipment, including steam tube deck ovens at the Brook Food 1,000sq ft test facility.

To book your place call 01984 640401.