Utako Tanner is an artisan baker who also teaches Japanese baking and cookery based in London. She was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan and went to college in Winchester before deciding to move permanently to the UK in 2002. In 2016, Utako trained and qualified as a Bread Angel, joining a network of artisan bread bakers and teachers.
Utako recently appeared on BBC2 Top of The Shops with Tom Kerridge, she was the best seller in the Baking Category with her Japanese style sweet bread, “Earl Grey & Citrus Peel Bread” which is a combination of tastes from British and Japanese in one bread.
She is a passionate baker, happy to teach and share her skills. Her speciality is Japanese bread, both sweet and savoury, as well as basic bread and sourdough.