Popular Baking Courses To Return To Scilly

Toby Tobin-Dougan

Toby Tobin-Dougan

Winter baking and cookery courses will return to Scilly next year.

The sessions used to be arranged by former St Martin’s baker Toby Tobin-Dougan when he owned that business on the island.

Toby says he originally started the residential programme to supplement his income outside the tourism season when he realised he didn’t have enough money to see him through to spring after his first year of trading,

After a number of positive press reviews the courses grew in popularity and Toby estimates that around 900 people came to Scilly for the bread and pastry-making lessons.

And he says that boosted our economy by around £1m over the decade.

Toby says plans for a new series of courses are now well advanced.

There is potential to use the kitchen facility at the new Porthmellon Innovation Centre but he says he’d rather operate from St Martin’s and has identified a suitable site.

As well as bringing in visitors, he hopes to offer a baking ‘academy’ to offer younger islanders skills training too.

You can contact Toby for more information on 423 505.