Loaf is a bakery and cookery school in Stirchley, South Birmingham.

Our aim is to promote real food and healthy living in Birmingham, and build community through food.

This means bringing forgotten food skills and real food back to our kitchens through our cookery courses, community bakery and pop-up events, and helping to restore our local high street at the same time. Any profit made through these projects is directed towards furthering Loaf’s social objectives. Loaf believes everyone has the right to eat real food. Check out what we mean in our Real Food Manifesto.

Loaf is proud to be a workers’ co-operative. We have eight members of staff, all of whom are directors.

Waste Not – we sell out of bread on most days, but on the occasions when we have leftovers we team up with The Real Junk Food Project, The Big Issue, and other charities in Birmingham who make sure it is distributed to local people who need it.