MD of Ministry of Cake, Chris Ormrod, will share his success story with aspiring food entrepreneurs on the 12-13 November at the Bread and Butter festival at the Institute of Directors, London.


The Ministry of Cake director will join the likes of Mark Palmer from Pret A Manger and Tom Newton, founder of snack company Graze as the festivals key speakers.

Ormrod has managed Ministry of Cake for 12 years and previously worked for Richard Branson, helping to set up the soft drinks company Virgin Cola.

In July, he was rewarded the CEO of the Year award for the south west in the Management Team Awards 2016, organised by the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA).

Ormrod commented: “I am pleased to be in a position to support new food entrepreneurs. Having met some of them at the local Bread and Butter event in Exeter, I can see that they have some great ideas for new food and drinks concepts.

“What was common to all of them was their absolute drive, determination and focus –often shortened to the single word ‘passion’. It’s what makes them keep trying to grow their businesses day in and day out.”

The Bread and Butter festival is the first of its kind to help food start-ups to gather the right ingredients to help them rise and will feature six zones, each one offering advice on growing a food and drink brand.

Chris Ormrod was part of the judging panel at this year’s National Cupcake Championships and announced the winner of the Classic Cupcake: Sticky Toffee Pudding by Teasy Does It.