My name is Aaron Prentice. I have been in the catering industry for the past ten years, working in a variety of settings including The Abode in Canterbury and Mrs Jones' Kitchen, where I stood as Head Chef and Head Baker. This role involved a LOT of baking, some of which became famous around Canterbury (such as the popular Jiffy Slice). All the food was freshly cooked on the premises and we received a five star food hygiene rating whilst the kitchen was under my care.
Food is my passion! I love flavours and colours and the art of food. I can cook all day at work and still enjoy cooking for my wife and children when I get home. Equipped with a plethora of skills & experiences from my time working in such high quality restaurants and eateries I made the decision to branch out, take a risk, and go it alone. My wife has been fully supportive and excited at the prospect of me baking from home and starting up business and I love being in my family environment, with my three young children and another due in July, seeing me work & learning from what I do. So here I am, living life baking cakes for you to enjoy! It’s early days so the story continues…
The Chocolate Nemesis (speciality cake) is where it all started. I was Head Chef at The Parrot, a pub in Canterbury, when a girl from my church needed a part-time job whilst she was studying. I took her on as my kitchen porter and she was the best and most attractive washer-upper I’d ever come across!! She tells me that it was whilst I was making the sumptuous chocolatey delight that she saw my potential as husband material! We started dating and within seven months were married! That’s the power of Beardy Baker cakes! It was whilst my wife was pregnant with our daughter that I became Head Chef at Mrs Jones’ Kitchen and became more focussed on the baking aspect of things. I think my experience at The Abode in Canterbury instilled in me a precision with my work that comes across in my authentic home-made bakes.