David Hall

He commenced his career as an industrial chemist at Pura Foods (the oils & fats refinery company) and throughout his 10-year career was General Manager and Manager of hydrogenation, bottling and canning, and planning. He was subsequently Managing Director of the bakery division of Northern Foods Plc, comprising Panificio ltaliano, La Baguette Doree, and Continental Bakery.

For 25 years, David was the Managing Director of The London Bread & Cake Co Ltd, which was London’s largest independent wholesale bakery, manufacturing a range of 400 products on 365 days a year, and supplying them to nearly 1,000 customers within the South East of England. He is now devoting more time to helping others.

Amongst David’s passions is collecting bakery books – over 300 of them – mainly concerning the technical aspects of baking. He is also keen to assist fellow bakers, students, and new bakery businesses and works with numerous other Associations with bakery tours, meetings, presentations, recruiting, new product development, and mentoring.

David’s aspirations include introducing youngsters and students with a similar passion & enthusiasm for baking to the BSB!