Jeni Iannetta

I’m the founder and co owner of Bad Girl Bakery, a bakery, cafe, cookschool, consultancy and development kitchen in the Highlands of Scotland. Ive always been a keen home baker, but came to baking as a career later in life. My first career was in arts and media marketing and communications (including BBC Scotland, Scottish Opera, and various visual arts and theatre companies). I’m a self taught baker who started Bad Girl Bakery as a small at home bakery after deciding to leave my arts marketing career . It’s grown into a successful, award-winning business with a bakery, cafe, development kitchen, cook school and consultancy. My first cookbook was published in 2021 and this lead to my recipes being featured in national press (including becoming a regular contributor for The Times as part of the book PR) This sparked an interest in food writing and food related content creation as a career development.

Special subjects

Baking (predominately sweet baking) Recipe Writing Delivering Cake Classes (baking, contemporary cake decorating etc) Consultancy (Working with small cake businesses and start ups)

Languages spoken

English (embarrassingly no Italian!)

Regular work

Most of my time is currently taking up with Running Bad Girl Bakery, writing new recipes and creating course and online content. My voluntary work includes establishing The Highland Cake Collab. I decided I wanted to start an organisation to support, mentor and encourage baking businesses across the highlands to work together. I’ve just secured some start up funding and am due to launch later this month.

Advisory boards / Awards

Founder of The Highland Cake Collab (a group I set up to support and encourage collaboration between Highland based baking businesses) Bad Girl has one numerous business and product wards including Team of the Year at the Scotsman Food and Drink Awards 2019 and Best New Business at the Highland Business Woman of the Year Awards in 2018 Newly appointed to the advisory board of Braw Tea (a not for profit social enterprise set up to support women)

Commercial interests

Bad Girl Bakery Good Girl Greengrocer

Jeni Iannetta