Little Box Bakery and Our planet
Our team has done lots of research to understand the very best way we can deliver baking kits to you. When your kit arrives through your letterbox you can be confident it has been produced and delivered in the least impactful way we can manage, with shared deliveries and minimum miles covered. We are determined to play our part in saving the planet and also care enough about telling the truth - we are working on improving our carbon foot print and our environmental impact as much as we can. We are pushing Little Box Bakery towards being part of the circular economy; this means you can re-use or recycle everything you receive and we know the producers of our ingredients are doing the same. Together this all means we are minimising waste in production and removing waste from your Little Box Bakery kits for you entirely.
Little Box Bakery - The Beginning
The creation of our Premium Baking Activity Kits
Little Box Bakery was created by our Co-founders, Steven and Jane.
Steven first learnt to cook with his Nan at the age of 6. By the age of 11 Steven knew he wanted to become a chef and left school at 16 pursuing his dream. Steven worked for 14 years in 1, 2 and 3 * Michelin restaurants and then went on to set up his own cookery school.
From as young as 3 years old Jane would bake with her Mum and pretend she was a presenter on TV teaching other children how to bake. She has always been into anything creative so it was a natural path for her to go to art school and then study Design at University. She has spent most of her career working in UK food retail developing and strategically directing packaging and design for large retail brands.
Steven, Jane and the team focused on a gap in the market for Premium Baking Kits for kids with a difference, and Little Box Bakery was created and launched.
Fundraising Partnerships - Our Commitment
Little Box Bakery supporting Parent - Teacher Associations and Schools
Always putting children at the centre of our business means supporting them in learning at home and at school.
By helping PTAs buy whatever is needed to give the children in their school’s opportunities for development means we can support our mission to encourage children’s skills and development for a better future.
Little Box Bakery donates £3.00 (20%) for every baking kit bought through the PTA School affilliate scheme. Once the PTA, School or Nursery has been signed up, the scheme is super simple to use.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and other fundraising partnerships including Kids Clubs.
From The Little Box Bakery Team - "Always Baking with Love."
Our Promise to You
All our packaging is 100% recyclable. Our boxes are made with cardboard that comes from sustainable sources. It is FCS certified, this means it comes from forests that are well managed to ensure no damage is caused to the people and wildlife who call them home. They are also super strong, so we'd love it if you re-use them. Repost the boxes or use them to store all the activities and record cards. You can even use your box as a backdrop for photos of your Little Box Bakery bakes, you can upload them to the @mylittleboxbakery Instagram account and share on Facebook too.
Our pouches are made from recyclable plastic, we know that not all councils currently collect flexible plastics, but your local supermarkets offer flexible plastics recycling points, so just pop the pouches in with them so they can be recycled. We use plastic because it is our responsibility to ensure the ingredients are kept safe and fresh for you to use, our co-founder Jane has over 23 years experience in packaging innovation and technology, so we know we have chosen the best packaging to protect the ingredients and with the least environmental impact as possible.
We made a decision not use to compostable plastic, this is because the UK currently does not have the infrastructure to deal with compostable plastics. Compostable plastics are designed to break down in very specific composting conditions which include a very high temperature which we just don't have in the UK. You will find no Greenwash here!
Why Our Team Matter
Our Commitment to Excellence
Our team is made up of a chef, nutritionist, a sustainability and packaging professional, and design proferssionals specialising in the food industry. All of our team have at least 15 years experience in their specialist fields to bring the best possible products.
We have the same professional and personal values to make a difference to people and the planet. We want our little star bakers to learn new skills, not be afraid of the kitchen and have a positive relationship with food. But most importantly have a lot of fun along the way.