The Worshipful Company of Bakers has organised a prestigious course at the Richemont Bakery School in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Taking place on 3-4 October, the Worshipful Company has collaborated with the Richemont Bakery Department to host a two-day course in English on confectionery and special breads. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to tour bakeries, patisseries and cafés in Lucerne on 5 October.

Christopher Freeman, from the Worshipful Company and director of Dunn’s Bakery, said: “In the past five or six years we have tried to organise a course abroad, usually at the world-renowned Richemont Bakery School, that is spoken in English.

“We wanted to widen the appeal of the course content as much as possible, rather than offering such a narrow field of skills and training. It gives delegates the opportunity to do something different, helps broaden their skills and meet a wide spectrum of people from the industry.”

The Worshipful Company and the Association of Bakery Ingredient Manufacturers (ABIM) are also offering three places on the course, with the ABIM Award, Pierre Scacco Award and the Joseph Travelling Award for  mature applicants who feel the training abroad would benefit their career within the UK bakery industry. Successful recipients of the awards will benefit from an expenses-paid trip to Switzerland for the two-day course and bakery tour.

The cost of a place on the course is £1,375 (plus VAT), which is inclusive of flights from a designated London airport, tuition fees, course book, and four night’s accommodation. Fees are payable in advance with the application.

To apply or to book a place on the course, contact the Worshipful Company by email on or Kerry Upham on Alternatively, contact Christopher Freeman on 07776 480032 or email

Closing date for applications is 3 May, with interviews taking place on 15 May at Bakers’ Hall in London.