LASER dinner

The London & South Eastern Region of the National Association of Master Bakers’ annual dinner 2011, is to be held at the Bel Canto Restaurant, Chorus Hotel, Hyde Park on 15 January. Tickets, at £40 per head, include a three-course meal and opera-singing waiters. For details contact Anthony Kindred on 0207 642 0799 or email Any profits will be donated to the Bakers’ Benevolent Society.

Whole Foods bakers

Bakeries staffed by skilled bakers will be a key attraction at two new Whole Foods Market stores set to open in London and Glasgow. The firm will open a 22,000sq ft shop in Giffnock, Glasgow at the end of 2011 and a 20,000sq ft store in Richmond, south-west London, early in 2013.

Export plug

If your bakery exports breads and morning goods, biscuits, pies, pastry or desserts from the UK, it is entitled to one free listing in the online and printed version of independent guide UK Food Exports. This is aimed at international buyers looking to source food and drink products from the UK. Visit

Miller’s prize draw

Cotswold miller FWP Matthews is offering bakers the chance to win a weekend trip for two to Paris this Christmas. If you purchase 8 x 16kg bags of Nutri OR or Nutri Gold (any combination of the two), by 30 November, you will be entered into the prize draw.

Optibake details

The contact details for Brian Park’s firm Optibake Consultancy International, as featured on page 6 of BB’s 5 November issue, are tel: 07798 611 617 or website: