Australia’s first social enterprise bakery
Three years after the Sisters of Charity Foundation provided project funding to support Australia’s first social enterprise bakery, The Bread & Butter Project today has over 150 wholesale customers, and is baking over 7,000 loaves, 15,000 rolls and 5,000 pastries, reaching over 30,000 consumers per week with its artisan baked goods! The project re-invests 100% of profits into the enterprise and it’s now looking to establish The Bread & Butter Project café and expand training and employment opportunities beyond baking and into barista, cooking and counter service.
Since opening the wholesale bakery in April 2013 with funding support from the Sisters of Charity Foundation, The Bread & Butter Project has grown to become an invaluable and financially viable social enterprise. The project re-invests all profits to provide TAFE accredited training and work experience for refugees and asylum seekers, ESL classes to help with language skills and support with resumes and job applications. So far, 19 trainees have found full time employment, three asylum seekers are currently employed as kitchen hands and an additional 23 refugees are involved in part time paid bakery training.