Welcome to The Worshipful Company of Bakers

The Bakers' Company can trace its origins back to 1155 and is the City of London's second oldest recorded guild.

The Company’s membership is drawn from those living and working in the City of London; from those working in the Baking Industry or Allied Trades and from those who wish to support charitable activities and see history and tradition maintained.

The Bakers’ Company continues to be closely involved with the baking trade and a high proportion of its members are Master Bakers or Allied Traders.

However, an equally high proportion have City, not Trade, backgrounds. Both are equally welcome as this combination of backgrounds enriches the Company.

The establishment of “Bakers Under Forty” or “BUF”, with a flexible approach to progressing to the full Livery, is intended to support the recruitment of younger members.

Through the Benevolent Fund and individual member’s activities the Company is heavily involved in charitable works.

BURSARY COURSES 2022

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Overseas Summer Course Richemont: 24-29 April 2022

Bakels Course 14-16 September 2022 at the Bakels Innovation Centre Bicester UK

The School of Artisan Food at Welbeck 18-22 July 2022

These were all fully subscribed.

There will be further Bursary Courses in 2024 - more details and application forms will be available next year.