Nestled in the heart of the Mackenzie Country, a team of busy pie makers keep the cabinet filled with our twist on classic Kiwi fare. Known for our famous ‘Fairlie Pies’, the team at the Fairlie Bakehouse believe that fresh is best. They prepare baked goods fresh onsite daily, including hand filling up to 3,000 pies each day. Behind the scenes of this family owned and operated business is a large team of 50 employees working hard to get your favourites into the cabinet on time. At the helm is internationally trained chef and founder Franz Lieber, his daughter Sophia manages the HR and son in law Sam heads up the team of bakers.
The future is very exciting for the team at the Bakehouse. They are currently in the process of developing a Bakehouse Butchery, to meet the growing demands of our factory and supply our local community with good honest meat. They are also about to complete a refit of our factory premises to allow them to produce more pies to keep up with growing demand. They are also considering branching into much requested merchandise, so watch this space!
They had some very kind words to say about their relationship with us: “We love working with the team at Sidekick, and their assistance has been invaluable to our business. With guidance ranging from succession planning to guiding us through a worldwide pandemic when 2020 hit. 2021 saw renewed growth for our business, and the support from the queues of customers down the street after lock down was really encouraging. As the year progressed, Sidekick assisted us with ongoing future planning, keeping track of our accounts, running our payroll, and assisting us with any queries we may have. We have also received guidance from the Sidekick legal team, assisting us with writing contracts for our staff and navigating the hospitality vaccine mandate that came into effect at the beginning of December 2021. A big thank you to the whole team at Sidekick, we really enjoy working alongside you, and regard you as team members here at the Bakehouse.”