New bak­ery to open in Kar­ratha

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Ali­cia Per­era

Kar­ratha's first in­de­pen­dent bak­ery in years is set to open in the CBD next Mon­day.

A new ven­ture from the team be­hind Ex­mouth's pop­u­lar Nin­ga­loo Bake­house, the Pil­bara Bake­house will sell pies, pas­tries and fresh bread from a bak­ery-cafe shopfront at 14 Hed­land Place.

The re­tail open­ing comes just weeks after the busi­ness be­gan whole­sale trad­ing of baked goods made at its com­mer­cial kitchen in the Kar­ratha light in­dus­trial area.

Owner Lau­rie Miller said there was a niche for an in­de­pen­dent bak­ery in the re­gion.

“I could see that there was a need in Kar­ratha, and in the whole Pil­bara, to cre­ate a really good bak­ery which bakes 100 per cent of its prod­ucts — and not just bread but also lots of pies and pas­tries — and pro­vides fresh bread to ar­eas in the Pil­bara which cur­rently don't have ac­cess to fresh bread,” he said.

The Pil­bara Bake­house is based on the same model as its Ex­mouth coun­ter­part, and all of its prod­ucts will be freshly baked.

Mr Miller also plans to distribute fresh bread to Hed­land and some fly-in, fly-out camps in the near fu­ture, and pos­si­bly to in­land Pil­bara towns sub­ject to de­mand.

He said he hoped the bak­ery would at­tract more tourists.

About 30 peo­ple, most of whom are res­i­dents, have been em­ployed at the busi­ness.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era Photo avail­able at west­pix.com.au

Pil­bara Bake­house staff: Jac­qui Jones, man­ager, with Claire Mackay, Lau­rie Miller, owner, and Slav­ica Nestoroska in­side the bak­ery's com­mer­cial build­ing in the Kar­ratha LIA.

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