Discover the journey of Adam Chaudhri and Eloise Frank as they revolutionize baking experiences with The Big Bakes, finalists at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2023, creating a recipe for success.
Adam Chaudhri and Eloise Frank are the dynamic duo behind The Big Bakes, an award-winning immersive, 90 minute baking experience taking the UK by storm. Whilst holding down high-powered jobs at IAG Cargo, Adam and Eloise hosted a fun office bake-off that sparked the idea for The Big Bakes. Spotting a gap in the market for an accessible yet premium baking experience, they secured a £50,000 government start-up loan and opened The Big London Bake in May 2017.
Six years later, The Big Bakes now boasts three award winning venues in London and Birmingham and has welcomed over 120,000 customers. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, The Big Bakes has gone from strength to strength. During Lockdown, they adapted their in person events to online events to offer virtual baking classes and investing heavily in marketing to grow their digital presence. This agility and ambition saw The Big Bakes achieve a very successful financial year in 2021 and has continued to grow profits in 2022 into 2023.
The Big Bakes’ meteoric rise is a testament to Adam and Eloise’s entrepreneurial spirit. They have reimagined the traditional cooking class into a highly social, immersive experience that brings people together through a shared love of fun events. Their vision and passion have built an award-winning brand and business that continues to push boundaries.
This dynamism has caught the eye of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, where Adam and Eloise have been named finalists in the 2023 awards. Dubbed “The Grammys of Entrepreneurship”, the awards recognise the UK’s most ambitious and disruptive entrepreneurs. For Adam and Eloise, this acknowledgement is a marker of how far The Big Bakes has come in just a few years.
With a fourth venue opening on the horizon, the future is bright for The Big Bakes. Adam and Eloise have proven that with hard work, perseverance and a touch of entrepreneurial flair, big dreams can come true. To learn more about these inspiring entrepreneurs and The Big Bakes, visit www.thebigbakes.com.