On our classes

I attended your baking course on 21 March and learned a lot, with great enjoyment. I delayed contacting you for a couple of weeks because I wanted to try out your method and recipes at home. I am just delighted with the results. I have been baking bread for 30 years, but your course, and your books, have moved my bread to a whole new level – it is now the best ever.
Thank you so much.

R Johnson

Just to say a huge thank you for the wonderful croissant and patssserie course last Thursday. It exceeded all my expectations.
I am off to France on Saturday and hope to impress our French neighbours with my croissants!
I hipe to attend one of your bread courses when I return from France in October.

E Payne

Thanks for a fantastic few days.
A real privilege to be taught by someone with such a passion for teaching, huge knowledge of and respect for his subject, and a totally irreverent approach!

G Sadler

Thanks so much for another brilliant day in the Bertinet kitchen last Friday. I feel like I have croissants and pains aux raisins running through my veins after all the stuff I’ve eaten this weekend….. it was a lovely day, great company, and a fantastic learning experience with a fab teacher. So – thank you very much.

F Stretton

I just wanted to say thank you so much for a wonderful Dine & Learn last night. Richard Guest was truly inspiring and the food was delicious, with a wonderful choice of wine to match each course. We will certainly be recommending The Bertinet Kitchen to everyone

I Michael

I am now back in Vancouver, Canada, my sourdough starter having survived the journey home and customs!
I thoroughly enjoyed the bread making class. Richard is a fabulous teacher…. I have already had my hands in dough and baked some sourdough with good success. I learned a great deal and definitely feel more confident in my bread making.

Thank-you for such a wonderful experience. I do hope to return one day for more!

T Gregory, Canada

“I just wanted to say thank you for the excellent sauces course that I attended today. I enjoyed myself immensely and was impressed at the informal, relaxed environment – which is especially nice when you are a novice like myself. I will practice what I have learned, and may enjoy a medium-to-well done steak with the hollandaise sauce and a drop of fine old English bitter”

S McClean

Thank you so much for a great ‘hands-on’ demo on Saturday. You made my weekend! Made more bread this morning. I’m hooked.

P McCann

Just wanted to write and thank you for a fabulous class (Bread 1). Although I have been using your book since Christmas, attending the course made me realise what I was doing wrong. Since returning home, I have made lots more bread and everything about it is better, particularly the texture and the way in which it rises during cooking

L. Highton Durrant

Richard & Jo — just a quick note to say thanks for a great experience in your kitchen. Myself & Polly had a blast on the French country cooking course back on 1st September. We’ve done the chicken since, but this Sunday may be a good excuse to get some practice with the far Breton.

P Adgey

On ‘dough’

I want to thank you for your wonderful book, DOUGH (and the very helpful DVD).  Since I bought this book a few weeks ago, I have turned into a bread making genius.  The breads in the store are nowhere near as good as mine/yours.

B Morgenroth, New York

I have just made my first batch of bread using your white bread recipe and method from your book Dough. The results amazed me – I am now a bread baker! I have spent years attempting to make bread with varying (not satisfactory) results. Your book and DVD has changed that forever.

M Fielding
I have been making bread for over 25 years but, after my wife bought me your book Dough for Christmas my breadmaking has been transformed! No longer do I use bread tins or crocks, no longer do I kneed energeteiclly and the creation of a wetter dough and use of a granite block on which to bake the loaves has made such a difference!

Thank you for the inspiration this book has provided

N Johnstone