Bakery course was the inspiration for new businesses to get started
A GROUP of graduates are cooking up a storm thanks to a course on offer in west Cornwall.
Six new businesses have grown out of a course begun at Penwith College in September called Setting Up Your Own Small Bakery Business.
It was set up by Barbara Reynolds, who has worked as a chef and ran her own bakery businesses.
"Even though I had confidence in my course, I've still been amazed at the transformation I've witnessed in my students throughout their learning," she said.
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"Several are now running their own bakery businesses, while others have left the course with the confidence and skills to turn their hobby into a business when the time's right for them."
Former student Marilyn Burtenshaw said: "The course is an excellent beginning for anyone wanting to go into the world of baking.
"It covers a multitude of issues such as pricing of products and ingredients, how to make a living from your home bakery, places to sell your goods and kitchen days, with a qualified baker, to help you hone your techniques.
"This course is a wonderful springboard to go from idea to reality. I'm based in Hayle and now running a small bakery business called Crumbs."
The next course starts on January 15.
For more information about it, call 01872 265800.