Kevan Roberts

Kevan Roberts joined the School of Artisan Food team in September 2022 as Head of Baking. 

Yorkshire-born Kevan has been working in the bread industry for over thirty years. During the early stages of his career, Kevan spent time working as a baker in France, before moving back to the UK to work at numerous bakeries before co-founding his first bakery in Yorkshire.

His journey led him to work in product development for large supermarkets, and he then went on to successfully establish Chestnut Bakery in the heart of Belgravia. More recently, Kevan has shared his skills, passion, knowledge, and enthusiasm in a number of teaching roles, including teaching practical courses at Bread Ahead Bakery in Borough Market, London before going on to teach as a Bread Science Lecturer at the National Bakery School at London South Bank University.

Kevan is no stranger to sharing his skills with a wider audience, having taken part in podcasts, speaking about real bread with the media, and appearing as a technical advisor on the BBC programme, The Apprentice. In 2020 Kevan had his first book published, ‘Baking Sourdough’ and he is currently working on his second.

Kevan teaches on our Artisan Summer School5 Day Professional Bakery Development course, and our Advanced Diploma, as well as the FdSc Artisan Food Production and BSc (Hons) Artisan Food Production, which are both delivered in partnership with Nottingham Trent University.