• The Bread and Butter Project: The humble social enterprise providing the less privileged employment opportunities by teaching them how to bake. (SBS)Source: SBS
The Bread And Butter Project, the humble social enterprise helping the less privileged by teaching them how to bake.
Small Business Secrets

Small Business Secrets
28 Nov 2016 - 11:35 AM  UPDATED 18 Jan 2017 - 4:31 PM

The Bread And Butter Project began after Paul Allam and his wife Jessica Grynberg helped establish a social business in Mae Sot, on the Thai-Burmese border by teaching a group of Karen refugee women how to bake in 2011.

After returning to Australia, Paul who is the co-owner of the popular Bourke Street Bakery decided to get his business partner David McGuinness on-board too. The trio began the social enterprise by gifting their time and expertise to teach artisan bread making to provide employment opportunities to those less privileged in the community.

Today, The Bread And Butter Project is Australia's first social enterprise bakery where 100% of the profits are reinvested into baker training and employment pathways for refugees and asylum seekers.


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