Patina Bakery is an independent bakery located in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
It's owner, Amy Clarke, has undergone formal training in patisserie at the Ashburton School of Cookery and has spent time working in professional kitchens - most notably as Pastry Chef at Michelin starred pub/restaurant The Cross in Kenilworth. It was actually whilst making The Cross' delectable sourdough bread - and finding herself coated in a fine patina of flour - that the name for Patina Bakery was born.
Amy's academic background in both Art & Environmentalism are strong influences, and she works hard to ensure that every cake Patina Bakery produce be all at once flavoursome, visually stunning and sustainably sourced. Ingredients used come from fair-trade sources and often local ones too; with flour from nearby Charlcotte Mill and fruit and vegetables from local markets, if not foraged from nearby fields.
For Amy, flavour is king. It's a passion verging on obsession and at the heart of everything that Patina Bakery create. The flavour menu at Patina Bakery is extensive and takes a pick and mix approach; allowing you ultimate flexibility. At its best, we think eating should be about memory and discovery; a sensory experience that transcends place and time. It's personal, so why not let Patina Bakery create a cake that's entirely personal to you.