Our Story Baking for Our Community
Our Toowoomba family owned bakery brings over 80 years of expertise in specialist baking. With a team of master bakers we use only traditional craft methods and family recipes that have been passed down through generations. Packed with nutritious real ingredients from Australian growers, we are dedicated to purchasing local wherever possible. As a result our flour comes from wheat grown locally on the Darling Downs. Our beef and meats are sourced directly from our doorstep in South East Queensland and vegetables are sourced from our region's food bowls. Passionate about the wellbeing and good health of families, we ensure you receive only the purest of ingredients, proudly bringing quality delicious foods to your table that will tempt the fussiest of eaters.
In 1989 an existing Toowoomba business, "Wayne Middleton Bakery", was acquired by Vyv Pascoe and his partner, Kerry Pugh as a first step in building a successful bakery. It was called Pascoe Pugh Bakeries. In October 1992, "David's Bakery‟ in Brisbane was acquired to support the expansion of the original business. In September 1995 these two bakeries were consolidated and relocated to the current Toowoomba location to provide premises to facilitate the continued growth and development of the business. The business name was later changed to Homestyle Bakeries Pty Ltd.
The philosophies and practices initially established by Vyv and Kerry towards trade and supply expectations has led Homestyle Bake to much of its ongoing success and are still foundations of how we conduct business today. These philosophies hold Homestyle Bake in high regard with customers and our suppliers.
Homestyle Bakeries Pty Ltd remains a Toowoomba based family owned and operated business.
At the helm of this enterprising Company are three Owner-Directors, Lindsay Weber, Brett Pascoe and David Nicoll whose commitment is not only to the Baking Industry but the development of bakery food products that provide healthier tasty food choices. Their strategy in this more specialised area of food production spans over 30 years and is not without its challenges, yet their dedication and achievements have brought a successful range of healthier, tasty bakery products that our customers enjoy.
Lindsay, Brett and David are passionate about:
- using quality Australian ingredients where ever possible and working with local businesses to help strengthen our economy;
- providing Training, understanding its importance and ensuring it is accessible to all employees. They recognise that while training has direct benefit for the company, it also results in satisfied employees;
- delivering superior customer service and baking superior great tasting products from quality ingredients.
Homestyle Bakeries Pty Ltd focuses on two distinct market segments, namely Wholesale and Fundraising. The business is strategically located to manage the fresh delivery of its entire product range. The large modern facility provides bakery products to South East Queensland and beyond to School, Wholesale, Fundraising and Retail sectors.
Over 200 people are employed to manage the seven day operation, bringing employment and job security to many families in Toowoomba and South East Queensland. Homestyle Bakeries stands out as different from other commercial bakeries. A socially responsible business, the company is committed to all that this classification stands for and more, whilst actively supporting environmentally conscious practices.
Homestyle is resolute to reduce its' impact upon the environment having implemented many practical processes and carries a great level of allegiance to employment and training whilst being involved in many initiatives in this area. Proudly the company can boast a number of Awards due to its' efforts toward both the Environment and Employment sector.