When Harvey and Dulcie Marrable opened the doors of their first bakery, they never imagined that they would still be baking 50 years later! Today they are very proud of the fact that Gold Coast Bakeries has remained an independent family-owned business and intend, with the help of their family, to keep it that way for many years to come.
During the 50 year history of Gold Coast Bakeries, many changes have taken place, for both the bakery and the marketplace. Through it all, however, the presence and involvement of both Harvey and Dulcie Marrable has remained a constant. Harvey is still involved in the workings of the bakery seven days a week, working alongside the next two generations of baking Marrables, his son Warren and grandson Luke. Their wide variety of bread products are now delivered to route trade stores and supermarkets from the south-east corner of Queensland to Northern New South Wales, from Lismore to the north of Noosa, seven days a week.
Gold Coast Bakeries now employ more than 95 staff in their modern premises in Molendinar on Queensland’s Gold Coast. They also have 48 vendor distributors, three bulk driver contractors and nine sales representatives who deliver their fresh bread each day. Harvey and his family have always staunchly supported the Gold Coast region by helping out local schools, charities and community groups, and pride themselves on supporting local suppliers (rather than outsourcing or importing the necessary ingredients and services) to run the bakery. They use only the best ingredients available and take pride in preparing products that are healthy, wholesome, and tasty.
Gold Coast Bakeries’ three long-standing brand names, Gold Coast Bread, Golden Hearth and King Henry, were joined this year by their newest brand, Olê, which now provides healthy Wholegrain Tortilla Wraps in a range of exotic flavours. Gold Coast Bakeries also manufacture bread rolls and speciality bread products like Foccacias, Paninis and Soup Cobs.