Chef and founder, Kane McDowell started his career as an apprentice pastry chef before training as a chef and working at some of Melbourne’s most highly-acclaimed restaurants. Formerly head chef at Brighton’s Food for Friends, in 2009 he returned to his first love of baking and opened Sugardough in Hove. He has since remained true to his ethos of using only traditional baking techniques and top-quality ingredients, plus plenty of time, care and passion, to deliver the very best handmade cakes, pastries, savouries and bread.
Kane McDowell (Sugardough’s owner chef), started his career as a pastry chef apprentice 25 years ago in Melbourne, opened Sugardough in an empty shop with a £100 ebay oven and a rolling pin in 2009. The starting budget was minuscule so there was no marketing at all.
Sugardough is a traditional bakery hand-making delicious food from scratch every day. Nothing artificial, just good seasonal food. Sourdough breads, viennoiserie, delicious cakes and pastries are delivered from Sugardough’s Hove bakery (where you can watch everything being made) to Sugardough in Brighton’s Lanes every morning. In the Lanes you can try their all day menu and watch Brighton go by.