About Gerhard Jenne:

Gerhard Jenne, the creator of Konditor & Cook was born in Freiburg, the gateway to the Black Forest. Licking from the bowls after his Mum baked her Apfelkuchen was his early introduction to the deliciousness of baking.

Gerhard’s sister then married the village baker and before the sun set on a summer holiday he found himself apprenticed as a proper baker.

It was during his apprenticeship as a Konditor (pastry chef) in Munich where Gerhard developed a taste for fine and indulgent cakes.

About Konditor & Cook:

In 1983 Gerhard started working for society grocer & baker Justin de Blank who was one of the pioneers that led to the revolution of the mid 90’s in London. It was here that Gerhard made a name for himself as a cake creator for celebrities from Tina Turner to the Rolling Stones. And in his head formed the idea of one day setting up his own bespoke cake shop.

In June 1993 just as the Jubilee Line was to be built, Gerhard found a small bakery in Waterloo that needed a breath of fresh air. By Christmas that year the first mince pies were baking in London’s first Konditor & Cook, Bespoke Bakery & Food Shop.

Konditor & Cook already has six shops along with their Online Shop as well as running cake baking and decorating classes at their Cake School. They also have a dedicated Cake Hotline where customers can order cakes in an emergency. They’re hoping to continue to spread the joys of great tasting cake with the wow factor.

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