Bee Berrie, from Aberdeenshire, trained as a microbiologist but swapped bacteria for baking in 2012. She established Bee’s Bakery which hand-makes customised cookies and cakes in West London. Bee juggled a full time job in pharmaceuticals with launching her bakery – baking in the mornings before work, and delivering on her Vespa in the evenings.
The bakery is known for its bold, eye-catching designs and was included in the Evening Standard‘s Top 5 Biscuit Bakeries in London. Bee’s cookies are sold in food halls, delicatessens and coffee shops across London and the south east and she bakes for clients including the BBC, Harrods, Jamie Oliver, Stella McCartney, Topshop, Sky, Harvey Nichols and Microsoft.
Bee writes recipes and articles for Jamie Oliver’s website, which attract around 10,000 views per week. She also appears on FoodTube, where her guest recipes have clocked up 6,500 views. Her first book, BEE’S BRILLIANT BISCUITS, has just been published and she is now working on her next book, this time on cakes, for publication next year.