Jean Grieves and Albert Waterfield are both highly respected by the baking community with a lifetime of experience in the commercial and education sector. They have combined their expertise and knowledge to produce this unique online learning system designed to enhance the skills of people working in the baking industry.
Her teaching career began at Sheffield College, after several years, she then took over has head of the bakery school at Tameside College and later went on to become the assistant principal of the college, After taking early retirement she was invited to take the helm of the British Society of Baking.
During her career she was very successful in competition work, and after winning gold medals at Hotel Olympia, and the Table d'Honneur on two occasions,she was invited to judge for several years. She is still very much involved in judging, with the Students Competitions, and the Baking Industry Awards.
Jean is also an elected Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Bakers, in 2006 she was awarded the British Baker Special Award for lifetime achievement,. she was made a honorary member of the British Society of Baking, and in 2008 a honorary member of the British Confectioners Association, she feels indeed most privilege to be given these awards by the industry she loves.
Her immense talent, teaching skills and passion for her craft have inspired some of today's best bakers and confectioners.
In 1998 he was awarded an MBE for services to education training, has served as President of the International Richemont Club and President of the British Confectioners' Association where he remains an honorary member. At the 1990 Baking Industry Awards he was presented with a special award for lifetime achievement. Albert remains dedicated to the excellence of the baking trade, working to keep baking skills alive by passing down secrets of this wonderful craft from generation to generation.