dr-rachaelRachael Watson grew up in Cornwall.

Sun, sea, sand and parents who were enthusiastic members of the local wine circle (it was the 70s) and found any excuse for a party. Her older sister trained as a chef, her brother as an artist.

In contrast, Rachael was a bit of a nerd. She studied hard, went to Medical School in London and qualified as a doctor in 1992. Ever since then she has sought every opportunity to get back to the beach, drink wine and cook for friends and family.

In 1998 Rachael moved to New Zealand – where she re-discovered the childhood magic of baking fresh bread.  And there started a deep passion…

Opening as the Abergavenny Baker fulfils Rachael’s longstanding desire to combine her sensible, grown up career in General Practice with the freedom and creativity of baking and teaching. She is looking forward to meeting you in her kitchen in Wales.