Richard Bertinet

Professional Baker
United Kingdom

Pro baker and Maestro of dough, teaching future bakers from his cookery school in Bath, UK.

  • Hometown Bath
  • Occupation Professional Baker
Maestro of the dough, Richard knows best when it comes to baking bread and creating viral sensation bakes and pastries.
He originally trained as a baker in Brittany, France, and has been in England since 1988. With 30 years’ experience in the kitchen, baking, consulting and teaching behind him, Richard moved to Bath in 2005 to open The Bertinet Kitchen cookery school. His classes attract customers from all over the world who come to learn to bake with him. Richard was named as BBC Food Champion of the Year for his work on baking, is an Academian of The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and has been awarded an honorary degree from Westminster Kingsway college for his work with the college on baking.
Richard’s expertise has resulted in 6 award-winning cookbooks with 'Dough', 'Crust' and Crumb' celebrated by aspiring bakers all over the world.
In 2008 Richard founded The Bertinet Bakery, which he grew to be the UK’s first national artisan bakery with a range of products stocked in Waitrose, before selling it to The Bread Factory in 2019. Richard is now working on a new project, Bertinet at Home. Check Richard's recipes out on the Gozney YouTube page where you can learn how to bake the best baguettes and baked goods.