Brick factories have long been associated with creativity, with the creation of products that reflect the individual qualities of the bricks.
But as the company has expanded its brick factory in Melbourne’s inner-west, it has also expanded into the wider world of the kitchen.
“We’ve been really impressed with the people that have come out to visit us,” said Chris Rennie, senior marketing manager at Brick Factory Melbourne.
“So it’s very much a family experience.” “
Rennies mother-in-law, who is a full-time bread baker, started cooking at the Brick Factory when she was still in high school.””
So it’s very much a family experience.”
Rennies mother-in-law, who is a full-time bread baker, started cooking at the Brick Factory when she was still in high school.
“I’ve always loved baking, baking is what I’ve always wanted to do and when I went to university I decided to go for it,” she said.
“But I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to make it a career and I’ve been working as a bread baker since.”
The company has now expanded into a range of products from the most traditional to the contemporary.
It has a range including artisan breads and artisan cookies, as well as a range in gluten-free and dairy-free options.
The bakery has a specialised range of cheeses, cheesecake and breads made with local ingredients.
The company is also expanding into fresh fruit and veg, and it is looking to develop its own organic foods and farm-to-table products.
“A lot of people think that we’re just going to sell baked goods, we’re not,” Renni said.
“But we’re constantly looking for fresh produce that’s really high in protein, high in calcium, high-fiber and we also know that we need to make things that are good for the environment, which is something that’s been a big theme of our family.”
Rennie said the bakery’s growing focus on sustainability has given them a lot of leeway.
“There’s been no change in the lifestyle of the people who work at BrickFactory,” she explained.
“Our whole philosophy is about sustainability.
“There’s nothing fancy about our kitchen. “
We want to make something that you can actually enjoy and enjoy being a part of.””
There’s nothing fancy about our kitchen.
We want to make something that you can actually enjoy and enjoy being a part of.”
It’s been really rewarding and a really big change for us to have our own space and space that feels like a family, that feels organic.