I’ve always had a passion for travel and a big part of that is trying new food. I've been an avid baker since living in Hong Kong, then after moving to Seattle I developed a keen interest in sourdough bread visiting small artisanal bakeries producing the bread which San Francisco is famous for.
Arriving in the UK in 2018, I missed my visits to the neighbourhood bagel shop and more particularly, the quality of bagels. The idea of setting up my own bakery then began to take shape. I now run my own micro-bakery from my home in the centre of Epsom.
The aim of Bake 88 is to make and sell what I love, that is freshly baked real bread to the local community. No two bagels or loaves ever look the same shape, but they share the same wonderful taste and smell!
I am a member of the Bread Angels, I'm always learning and have done lots of training including a Patisserie course at Leiths.
Delicious! I enjoyed the cinnamon swirl and raspberry bagel for tea
Absolutely loved your focaccia, sourdough bagels and cinnamon babka, Charlotte! I can’t wait to order some more
The pesto and feta brioche was to die for! The family demolished it straight away