Bakery business borne out of Peterborough chef’s lockdown redundancy

A Peterborough chef of more than 20 years has taken the opportunity of being made redundant during lockdown to launch his own bakery business.

By Brad Barnes
Monday, 30th November 2020, 5:34 am
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Binky Bakes was launched last week by Wayne Burrows, from the kitchen of his Peterborough home.

After losing his job like many others during the pandemic, Wayne has used his time to create a box-fresh family venture.

Catering for those with a serious sweet tooth, Binky Bakes offers a range of home bakes from Lotus Biscoff brownies and raspberry blondies to afternoon cream teas and Christmas hampers.

Wayne Burrows and his Binky Bakes

It is Covid-safe and can ship its tasty treats nationwide.

“I’ve wanted to start a business doing home bakes for some time,” Wayne said. “I became a chef because of my grandad and I got more and more hungry for setting up Binky Bakes when I started baking tray bakes in my last role.

“With redundancy looming, my beautiful wife gave me the push I needed and I started this business.”

Binky Bakes is open for business via social media, with cake fans able to order via e-mail, Facebook or Instagram. Christmas hampers can be snapped up ahead of the big day.

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Prices are available on Binky Bakes’ socials, with an initial ‘bounce-back’ offer of 10% discount for customers who refer a paying friend – also eligible for 10% off.

Contact [email protected] for further details.