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Tom Herbert

Tom Herbert is a fifth generation baker with hot bread in his genes.

Fresh out of baking college, Tom won Young Baker of the Year with an ambition to ‘do for bread, what Rick Stein has done for fish’. With a wealth of artisanal nous and a lively baking and business heritage, Hobbs House Bakery has gone on to collect numerous awards, been featured in Rick Stein’s Food Heroes, as a Super Food Hero, and also featured in the Independent’s top 50 food shops.

As a baker, Tom is passionate about eating, sharing and making bread. With an insatiable appetite for family, for food, for perfectionism, and with a zeal for imaginative design, he describes himself as a bodacious baker.

"Sticking a polished brogue up the sloppy backside of British baking."

Tom regularly give talks, demonstrations and bread making courses, as well as writing regular columns and blogs from his beautiful home in Gloucestershire which he shares with his wife, Anna, and four children. 

Tom teaches baking at the Hobbs House Cookery School.

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Tom spoke at the Do Lectures, hear his talk here

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