11 November 2020
The house that Jack built!
Professional chef turned bread maker, Jack Sturgess, is taking his food demonstration and training business to a whole new level, as he collects the keys to his new base – the Bake with Jack Studios, on the Lansbury Estate in Knaphill.
A regular on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch as its resident bread expert, local lad Jack is looking forward to restarting his baking courses in the New Year, but in the meantime he’s cooking up a new home for his YouTube Channel ‘Bake with Jack’ at a spacious first floor unit on the popular business estate.
Jack’s passion is clearly engaging with home bakers like himself, sharing his knowledge and encouraging them to have a go themselves. A proud ambassador of the Real Bread Campaign, Jack believes anyone can bake beautiful bread in the comfort of their own home – ideal for these times when people are spending more time in the kitchen than ever before.
As Jack says: "Woking seemed to be the natural home for Bake with Jack Studios. Surrey has been my home for the past 15 years, and Lansbury Business Estate is close to where I host my classes. Plus there’s easy access to London for TV appearances. Not to mention the fact that Woking has hosted the biggest and most exciting free food festival I have been proud to have been a part of over the past few years. There literally couldn't have been anywhere else for me to be."
As well as his TV and recording work, Jack has been a strong supporter of the burgeoning food scene in Surrey, demonstrating his considerable bread baking skills at the Woking Food Festival. In addition, he has appeared on stage at the Eat Food Fest, the Surrey County Show, Fantastic British Food Festival, Always the Sun, Fleet Food Festival, Countryfile Live, and Foodies London, and his entertaining demonstrations earned him the title of Surrey’s Food Hero at the Sandown Park Food Festival, presented by Nadiya Hussain.
To find out more about Jack’s mission to give you the knowledge you need to make amazing bread at home for life, see his website www.bakewithjack.co.uk, the video of his move to Woking ‘A new chapter with Bake with Jack’ on YouTube https://youtu.be/C4b6hxmZIM8 or follow him on social media Twitter and Instagram @bakewithjack