The Glenroy Bakery Story
Glenroy Bakery is a family owned wholesale bakery founded by Antonio and Caterina Cristiano.
The business originally began with Antonio's initiative in 1960 to buy bread and groceries wholesale and sell them house-to-house in the Glenroy area, building a delivery round. Later that year, he purchased a shop in Union Road, Ascot Vale, where his wife Caterina sold groceries. This allowed Antonio to expand into bread and grocery deliveries.
In 1961, Antonio purchased land in Glenroy and began building a bread distribution and retail outlet. As the business grew, the bakery's factory grew with it. In 1984, a 552 sq meter building was built in Nelson St, Glenroy. However, the bakery operations were not moved to these new premises until 1988, when Antonio decided to further expand the bakery complex into Blenheim Street, which backed onto the Nelson St building. This is now the current site from which the business operates.
Glenroy Bakery specialises in wholesale orders, and has successfully won many significant tenders over the past 30 years. We're proud to state that we're the preferred wholesale pastry suppliers and bread distributors for Spotless Catering, Peter Rowland Catering, Sodexo, Compass, Australian Commercial Catering and Catercare, amongst others.
We currently employ 80 staff, and produce over 200 unique products. After 50 years of operations, we are now one of the largest independent bread distributors in the Melbourne metro area.