Petit Bonheurs - sounds very French and it is actually French, which means "Small Happiness" in English.
Petit Bonheurs is run by me, Utako Tanner, living in central London, and previously worked in the Financial Sector for almost 30 years and have been wishing my dreams will come true, which are:
- Producing lovely bread and food for everyone who wants to taste it
- Sharing joy and knowledge through baking classes
I have been doing this during my sparetime and on weekends, but decided to start doing this as my main business in 2018. I started my own bakery business in 2018, and went very well.
I was so happy my customers emjoyed my bread and I think I was successful to share some small hapiness to my customers.
My speciality is Japanese bread but I can bake any sorts of bread including Italian, French and Eastern European or Scandinavian.
In April 2019, I have joined a team of Bakery School, Bread Ahead at Borough Markets where is the oldest/most famous London's food market as a Bakery School Teacher.
Everytime I teach baking, I always feel joy & happiness and would love to share with others.
I think this is my responsibility to give some "small happiness" with people through my bread.
Hoping my small happiness will eventurally turn to "Big Happiness" one day.
Looking forward to share with you!
1999 Passed exams for 3 qualifications of wine
- Wine expert (Japan Sommelier Association)
- Wine Coordinator (All Nippon Sommelier Association)
- WSET Level 2 (Wine & Spirit Education Trust )
2008 Shiki-An article was issued on Bay Spo, Japanese newspaper
Assisted Sushi chef at BBC Goodfood Show in November
2010 Demonstrated as a chef at event called "Taste The East" in June
2012 Catering for 100 people at "Kabuki”, charity event for the "2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami”
2018 Appered as one of contestant on BBC2 Top of Shops with Tom Kerridge
demonstrated Japanese bread at Hyper Japan
2019 Started new carrier as a Bakery School Teacher at Bread Ahead