Student launches Preston’s first dessert takeaway

19-year-old first year student Luke Binns is going to spend his summer off uni setting up Bake-a-way, Preston's first dessert bakeaway.
19-year-old first year student Luke Binns is going to spend his summer off uni setting up Bake-a-way, Preston's first dessert bakeaway.
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A university student is swapping his course books for an apron, as he launches Preston’s first dessert takeaway.

Luke Binns, who has just finished the first year of a law degree at UCLan, will spent his summer opening up Bake-a-way, which will deliver treats such as cheesecake and icecream to your door.

The 19-year-old said he came up with the idea while living in student halls in Great Shaw Street, Preston.

He said: “It came to me randomly one night. I realised that nobody actually does takeaway desserts and there’s a real gap in the market.

“There’s definately a huge novelty factor, but I think it’s something that would go down really well, especially with the student population.”

Luke, who is originally from Leeds, said he has received help from UCLan’s business start-up fund, and from the Government’s Start-up loans scheme, and is now looking for premises in the Friargate or Plungington areas.

He said: “It’s early days at the moment, but I’m looking at letting premises close to the student areas.

“I am quite good in the kitchen and my speciality is cheesecake, and I’m spending a lot of time in the hall’s kitchens coming up with the menu.

“At first it will just be me cooking and I’ll be getting help from a few friends, but we’ll see where it goes. I might end up having to chose between the business and my degree.”

As well as cold deserts including brownies, icecreams and milkshakes, Luke also intends to sell a range of American confectionary.