In 2011, Paul Allam was inspired to set up The Bread & Butter Project following a trip with his wife, Jessica Grynberg, to Mae Sot on the Thai-Burmese border, where at the invitation of a local orphanage they taught a group of Karen refugee women how to bake bread and helped establish a social business to support these women and the orphanage.
On returning home, Paul along with his partner at Bourke Street Bakery, David McGuinness, decided to use their baking expertise and community spirit to set up a social enterprise bakery to empower the least privileged in our community. Their vision was that Bourke Street Bakery would gift its time, baking and hospitality expertise to establish a wholesale bakery where 100% of the profits would go towards training and employment opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers in Sydney.
Now as Australia’s first social enterprise bakery, The Bread & Butter Project have been busier than even creating some of Sydney’s premier bread with amazing flavours, colour and texture. They also offer an array of amazing Sourdough & Pastry masterclass for anyone looking to improve their skills or expand their knowledge.
Featured on the ABC, The Guardian, SBS and an array of Sydney/Australian publications, The Bread & Butter Project has made an impact around the entire country.Vanrooy are very proud to be The Bread & Butter Projects equipment supplier and continue to be astounded by the fantastic work and goals they achieve. To find out more about this amazing enterprise or to attend one of their amazing Masterclasses, please follow the link bellow.