Fat Duck chefs trade bread for flour

Adrian Williams

Adrian Williams


A co-operative of chefs from the Fat Duck in Bray has banded together to provide fresh bread to the community in Cookham.

Bread for Flour started up when Katherine Ritcheson and her fellow chefs found themselves unable to work at the three Michelin-starred restaurant due to the coronavirus.

“When you work at a restaurant of that calibre, and you’re passionate about what you do, you just want to keep your hands busy,” said Katherine. “It helps keep morale up.”

The three chefs decided to set up a scheme whereby they bake bread in exchange for ingredients, to help support The Fat Duck group and the wider community.

They are baking 50 loaves a week, four days a week using a community kitchen. The trio then deliver the loaves to Cookham Countrystore and other small retail outlets in the area.

They are also sending supplies to a home for the elderly, utilising the Cookham SOS Facebook support group to reach people in need.

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