William Bowen

William Bowen

Bakery and Confectionery Technology FdSc

I started off on UCB’s Level 1 bakery course and am now completing a foundation degree. I chose UCB because of its fantastic reputation within the culinary industry. 

The best part of my course is creating and developing artisan breads, but my background in science also means that I enjoy the scientific side and learning about levels of hygiene. UCB has also given me lots of opportunities to develop my skills and experience. Last year, I completed a placement at Hobbs House Bakery, home of the Fabulous Baker Brothers. 

I have competed in competitions held by the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) and was awarded the Hovis Overall Winner prize. I also won second place for the Horton Trophy, the Masters Cup and the British Society of Baking Trophy. I also entered The Hospitality Show’s Salon Culinaire where I was awarded a silver award and ‘best in class’ for my innovative dinner rolls. 

In the future, I’d love to have my own artisan bread bakery. I would also love to train in Germany to learn more about their bakery styles and flour and milling processes and I have considered teaching bread-making or product development, too. 

UCB has great connections within the bakery industry. It keeps up-to-date on current trends and has fantastic facilities for students. It has everything a student might need for a successful career in the industry.

 

"UCB has also given me lots of opportunities to develop my skills and experience. Last year, I completed a placement at Hobbs House Bakery, home of the Fabulous Baker Brothers."

William Bowen
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