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Head baker & co-founder
A former fine dining chef, Shady has spent more than two decades cooking in some of Sydney's best kitchens. He's worked the pans at De Bortoli Wines Restaurant and under mentor and celebrated chef Stefano Manfredi at Bells at Killcare and Osteria Balla as Sous Chef. He trained as a pastry chef while working at The Westin Sydney, and also with in Italy with revered baker, Mauro Scaglia. He combines his wealth of experience with his love for fresh produce and recipes from his homeland to produce some of the best and tastiest bread and pastries in Sydney. He's most fond of PiOiK's biggest bread, the Epooro.
Front of house & co-founder
Rose is the glue that keeps the bakery together. A qualified accountant and teacher, she runs the numbers, and she's usually the first person you'll see when you step foot inside the door, ready to take your order. Rose's pride and passion for our products is clear to see in her smile. And she has the toughest job of all - keeping Shady in line. You know what they say: behind every great man there's a great woman. Her favourite is the ciabatta, with its crust on the outside and fluffy air bubbles on the inside.