Let them eat cake (and bread): how talented staff are the key to the best bakes
Martin Hardiman and his crack team of bakers create artisan bread and pastries for independent cafes and hotels across the city. See how they started – and how his team are at the heart of the business’ success.
‘You could maybe say I’ve been a pedlar most of my life because I come from a family of market traders.’ Martin Hardiman, cofounder of Little Bread Pedlar has been running his own market stalls since he was a teenager, and has moved from doing business from his own flat to the white, airy arches of London Bridge, (Bermondsey side).
In part due to a comment about the lack of good pastry in London, and in part due to inspiration from a Michelle Roux pastry book, Little Bread Pedlar pushed their business, first through pastry, and then branching out to bread, to create artisan bakes to an exceptional standard. Now the business keeps high-end cafes and restaurants across the city.