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Teacher turned baker Matt Townley grew up in North Wiltshire and hails from a big farming family of passionate home cooks. He now lives with his wife and daughter in Hale, continuing the tradition of food being at the centre of family life.

“After meeting my wife, Suze, we settled down in her hometown of Manchester. We have a four year old daughter Olivia and we moved to Hale, in the south of Greater Manchester, two years ago. In my spare time, I play rugby for my local team, Bowdon RUFC, spend time with my family, I work on my allotment and love to read, brew my own beers and cook for my family and friends.

Put simply, I love food and I love to cook. I have cooked pretty much every meal from scratch for the last ten years (but I won’t go into much detail about my diet of Pot Noodles and beans whilst at university). I am always looking for healthy, tasty meals that Suze and Olivia can enjoy. I love discovering foods from a particular region (at the moment I’m into the Near and Middle East) and I can turn my hand to most things.

I find cooking my favourite way to relax, and for me there is nothing better than serving something up for friends and family. I love taking my daughter to our allotment, and watching her enjoy how vegetables grow ready for the table. I find myself most at peace when I am cooking and preparing food; I love looking after people and enjoy watching others enjoying themselves.

I am an active dad and love watching my daughter grow, and have an incredible (and very hard-working) wife. I set up One Mile Bakery specifically for hard working people who would enjoy having a home-made meal delivered to their door once a week. The baking classes are a really fun, inspirational day away from the stresses of busy lives, and I’ll be uniting some of my passions in classes unique to OMB Hale – watch this space for my Bread & Beer course launching soon.

We had a most amazing day at Matt’s French Bread Making workshop. One completely novice baker and one who does some – and we both came away so much more confident and excited about baking. Matt is a great teacher, a winning combination of very relaxed and knowledgeable and you just know everything will turn out well. Don’t eat any breakfast before you go – you want to have room for toast and homemade jam when you arrive and delicious lunch! The novice baker can’t wait to go on the Bread and Beer course – can’t say better than that...

Lesley and Tony

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