Our story started 60 years ago.
The Marrable Family have been lovingly preparing bread for South-East Queensland Families for over 60 years and now delivering a full range of bread, organic breads, bread rolls, tortillas, gluten free bread and European-style bread.
Welcome to Gold Coast Bakeries!
My family has been lovingly preparing bread for your family for over 60 years, now delivering a full range of bread, organic breads, bread rolls, tortillas, gluten-free breads and European style bread products to families and friends all over the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Ipswich to Toowoomba and as far north as the Sunshine Coast & South to Lismore (New South Wales).
Our products are available in selected supermarkets and convenience stores, always fresh for you!
Thank you for visiting and enjoy!
Founder and Managing Director of Gold Coast Bakeries.
Our proud history
When Harvey and Dulcie Marrable opened the doors of their first bakery, they never imagined that they would still be baking more than 60 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 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 the Marrable Family has remained a constant. Harvey is still involved in the workings of the bakery, working alongside the next two generations of baking Marrables, his son Warren and grandsons. 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 over 100 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.
Our Baking Process
Bread baking is part science, part art.
It is the product of a mixture of flour, water, salt, yeast and other ingredients, mixed together to form a dough. Our dough is mixed using either high speed mechanical dough mixers, or spiral mixers, which develop the protein (gluten) contained in the flour, to form an extensible dough structure that will capture the carbon dioxide produced by the yeast, to enable the dough to rise.
After mixing the dough is divided into dough pieces of the required weight. It is then allowed to rest for approx. 10 minutes before being moulded into the required shape. The dough is then placed into a baking tin, or on a baking tray, where it is then put into a temperature and humidity controlled proofer where the dough rises for about one hour before being baked, cooled, spiced and/or packaged.
As a plant bread bakery we do all of this on a very large scale, with our baking process heavily automated. Our mixers can mix up to 350kg of dough every 5 minutes. Our main bread plant bakes 3,300 loaves of bread per hour. Though our bread roll plant we can bake 700dz hamburgers each hour, our tortilla plant makes around 1,000 tortillas an hour.
Not only can we produce large quantities, but with around 300 different varieties, we produce just about every type of bread that you can think of.
All of this not only involves a lot of machinery, but also requires a lot of fine-tuning adjustments to ingredients and processes, to enable us to produce large quantities of bread. The ingredients that we use (particularly flour) do vary, as does atmospheric conditions. We are constantly making small changes to achieve a consistent product.
As a plant bakery much of what we do is combination of engineering, science and technology, but at the same time requires the strong involvement of people to produce your daily bread.
We only work with the best and most trusted local suppliers, all Australia based.