A CELEBRITY chef will be a special guest as a Herefordshire baker opens a new shop in Worcester.

Marcus Bean, the winner of Iron Chef Uk in 2010, is coming to the launch of Peter Cooks Bread in The Hopmarket, this Saturday (December 10).

The firm is based at the Hop Pocket Shopping Village in Bishop's Frome, near Bromyard, with the baked goods available in several shops and outlets across Herefordshire.


The launch party and free tasting event will be held from 10am to midday.

Following his success on Iron Chef UK show, Marcus Bean has been a regular chef on ITV’s This Morning and on Good Food Channel's Market Kitchen, Channel 4’s What’s Cooking and ITV’s new children’s cookery show MunchBox.

Peter Cook, owner of the business, will be on hand to answer questions from those in attendance and will be providing lots of bread and pastries to sample.

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Mulled apple juice and activities for children will also be available on the day.
Peter Cook's bread will be open from 8.30am to 5.30pm on Monday to Saturday.

Peter Cooks Bread opened in the Hopmarket in The Foregate on Friday, (December 2) and foodies have already been sampling the delights at the shop.

Mavis Cook, who runs the shop with her husband Peter, previously said: “We have never had a shop before.

“We are a wholesaler, we have had a market stall in Worcester.

“We have been looking for a year and decided on the Hopmarket because profits go back into the city of Worcester from the rents, and it’s a really beautiful courtyard”.


The bakery sells a range of bread, sourdoughs and pastries - including vegan pastries. 

And the shop has begun selling its Christmas range including minced pies.

“We sell real bread – there are only four ingredients, flour, salt, water and yeast," Mrs Cook said.

“Peter’s been a baker for 30 years, and the business has been going for nine years now.

"Please come and visit us."