PAUL HOLLYWOOD COMMENDS BRIAN SPENCE’S TILLEY GLUTEN FREE PRODUCTS
Brian Spence has had a burning ambition to help coeliac sufferers for some years and finally in 2015, he opened his purpose built Tilleys Gluten Free Bakery in Paignton, Devon. His drive has been fueled by two very good reasons – his son is a coeliac sufferer and his partner is gluten intolerant and Brian has seen, first hand, how difficult these conditions can be.
His mission is to make life very much better for those who suffer these conditions by creating and producing full flavoured, high quality gluten free products, which on a blind tasting, people would not think were gluten free. He uses only the very best ingredients and highly specialized techniques that have been acquired from his huge experience in the bakery trade.
BRIAN IS NOT NEW TO BAKING
Brian has been a commercial baker all his working life and was awarded his CITY & GUILDS CERTIFICATE FOR BAKING, passing with distinction, in 1981.
Since then he has baked for several prestige bakeries, winning many awards along the way. Most recently, Brian managed Scotland’s CHALMERS BAKERY & SHOP, who were bakers to Her Majesty The Queen’s Balmoral Estate with their famous BALMORAL BREAD.
BAKING IS IN BRIAN’S FAMILY
Baking is a tradition in Brian’s family. His grandmother ran TILLEYS BAKERY in Kettering for many years in the early half of the 20th century. Brian has now revived the family baking tradition and has brought back the TILLEYS NAME.
Here, you can see Brian’s grandmother at TILLEYS BAKERY MARKET IN KETTERING
HERE ARE SOME SHOTS INSIDE THE NEW TILLEYS GLUTEN FREE BAKERY. YOU CAN SEE AWARD WINNING BRIAN SPENCE ATTENDING ONE OF HIS RACK OVENS.
BRIAN PLANNED AND BUILT THE BAKERY PERSONALLY IN AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT IN PAIGNTON. THE PREMISES WAS NOT PREVIOUSLY USED AS A BAKERY, SO THE GLUTEN FREE ENVIRONMENT FOR PRODUCING HIS HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS CAN BE GUARANTEED.
INSIDE TILLEYS GLUTEN FREE BAKERY WITH AWARD-WINNING BAKER BRIAN SPENCE IN THE BAKERY
HERE ARE A MORE SHOTS FROM THE BAKERY. ONE SHOWS THE BROWN BREAD DOUGH BEING MIXED AND THE SECOND SHOWS WHITE FARMHOUSE LOAF DOUGHS WAITING FOR THE OVEN. YOU CAN SEE MORE INSIGHTS INTO THE BREAD MAKING PROCESS ON OUR TILLEYS GLUTEN FREE BREAD PAGE.
ONE OF BRIAN’S MOST STRICT RULES IS TO USE ONLY THE VERY BEST INGREDIENTS & THE VERY BEST METHODS FOR HIS GLUTEN FREE PRODUCTS. EVERYTHING IS HAND CRAFTED & NOTHING IS RUSHED – THE HUGE POPULARITY OF HIS PRODUCTS IS TESTAMENT TO HIS STRICT REGIME.
BREAD DOUGH BEING MIXED & BREAD DOUGHS READY FOR THE OVEN