Jack Sturgess AKA Bake with Jack is a professional Chef turned bread maker, demonstrator, educator and inspirer.
Jack demystifies the bread making process while using his experience as a chef to create something delicious to go with it. He regularly appears making bread on food festival stages including Eat Food Fest, the Surrey County Show, Fantastic British Food Festivals, Always the Sun, Woking Food Festival, Fleet Food Festival and Foodies London, and his entertaining demonstrations earned him the title of Surrey’s Food Hero at the Sandown Park Food Festival 2016 presented by Nadiya Hussain.
The Bake with Jack YouTube channel continues to grow with a weekly bread making tip video designed to really give viewers an understanding of the bread making process in Jack’s “no nonsense” way. Encouraging viewers to use their imagination, taking the dough into their own hands by discussing the points and tips that are never mentioned in a recipe alone.
Jack has featured on BBC Radio Surrey and Sussex sharing his thoughts on the week's episode of the Great British Bake Off, written recipe features for the Daily Express’ S Mag and been a regular recipe contributor to The Guide 2 Surrey magazine. He has been featured for his bread making expertise in Time & Leisure magazine and Surrey Life
Bread making courses have always been at the heart of Bake with Jack and they continue to prove increasingly popular to the public as well as masterclasses and training for companies such as Miele.
The Bake with Jack Blog brings practical tips via bread making articles and recipes, as well as a back door look into Jack’s 16-year career as a professional chef to thousands of readers every month, while his growing social media presence gives his community the opportunity to share their successes and ask questions.
A proud supporter of the Real Bread Campaign and judge of the Tiptree Word Bread Awards, Jack says “anybody can make amazing bread at home, I believe it. Once they get it, they get it and there’s no going back to the modern equivalent, if not for the quality of the loaf but for the pride that comes from cracking it!”
Jack has just been announced a Finalist in the 2018 Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards in the Best Local Food and Drink Event/Initiative category