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Bakery Students Visit Tom Chandley Bakery Ovens

Bakery Students Visit Tom Chandley Bakery Ovens

Tameside College’s, Level 3 Bakery students recently visited Tom Chandley Bakery Engineers at their purpose built factory in Denton, Greater Manchester. The purpose of the visit was to learn how bakery ovens are manufactured and tested specifically for customer requirements. During the factory tour students gained an insight into a comprehensive range of commercial baking ovens and bakery equipment designed to meet the specific needs of the customer from Family Bakeries, high class Restaurants and major Supermarket chains.

During the visit students were able to quiz the leading expert Andrew Jones on the role of a test baker and how a new idea for an oven is developed from the design stage through to development and manufacture. They were impressed with the range of ovens and other bakery equipment available and how the company prepares for various bakery exhibitions. Students also experienced what it’s like to be a test baker by carrying out test baking on a new type of oven and saw how new technology is assisting and changing the role of the baker.  Students were able to learn about various types of heat sources, fuels available and the way in which current trends in the food manufacturing industry effect the way in which ovens are manufactured.

Bakery Tutor Lorna Jones gave thanks to Martin Dyson on behalf of the Bakery students for the valuable exposure to one of the many aspects of the Baking Industry. Lorna stated, “This type of learning experience is vital to the Bakers of the future.” It would be greatly appreciated if any company who can provide similar experiences for learners in any area could contact Lorna at the college on 0161-908-6703 or by email at lorna.jones@tameside.ac.uk.

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