Clever Cakes &
Delicious Desserts

 

 

 

We are baking specialists who have been baking since 1952. We create some of Australia’s favourite desserts such as pavlovas and banana breads. By combining our heritage and technical know-how with today’s ‘on-trend’ ingredients, we have mastered family favourite desserts and breads that nourish and delight the taste buds.

The Country Chef Bakery Co. is a family owned, 100% Australian business that has grown from the love of sharing desserts with family and friends and creating that WOW moment with every bite. There isn’t a better recipe for a successful business.

Our Story

Humble Origins

The Country Chef Bakery Co. had a humble start in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley in the early 50’s, with a 25-year-old Ken Bartlett [senior] making pikelets and crumpets from under his...

Head for the hills

As with many businesses in the Fortitude Valley area, the 1974 floods came far too close, to the front steps of the factory, but thankfully no further. A few years later, the Bartlett family decided a...

On a grand scale

Having expanded to fill the need for the foodservice market predominantly, Country Chef found McDonald’s liked their pavlovas so much they ran a very successful national promotion for mini...

Million dollar question

Lloyd was always curious about how to take the business to the next level. He famously asked a local pizza restaurant if he could ‘borrow’ his oven to test how evenly they would heat large scale...

On the ground, in the air and overseas

Since then Country Chef products can be found Australia wide – including in key customers such as Woolworths, Coles, Metcash IGA Supermarkets, many foodservice distributors, 7-Eleven and...