The Genc family were born and raised in the small village of Dernek Pazari, Trabzon on the north eastern part of Turkey. Being a remote village, the locals grew their own veggies and bartered for the milk, eggs and meat with their neighbours. There was no electricity, so fires and candles lit up the household and stone ovens were used for the daily bake. Fresh bread was baked daily using a woodfired oven.
When the family migrated to Australia in 1976 the traditional methods were a distant memory. A wood fired oven was built by Mr. Genc at their family home in Perth and this was the birth place of what is now known as “Turkish Bakeries”. Baking fresh bread and pizza’s on the weekends for family and friends, this love for bread needed to be shared with all.
Not long after the Turkish Oven on Albany highway was formed as the first place where the Genc Family could offer this delicious bread to the people of Perth.
Business thrived and after many years the little Turkish Oven found its home in Turkish Bakeries wholesale premises in Victoria Park. With one little panel van we started delivering our breads across Perth to Cafés, restaurants and hotels. The customers of these businesses were asking where the delicious bread came from so we decided to supply supermarkets and fresh food stores.
Our little business outgrew our small factory so after 14 years we moved into our new purpose built facility on Planet Street in Carlisle. We now have seven ovens which are fired up every night producing our authentic loaves. Our breads are loaded onto our fleet of trucks and delivered the next morning to all over Perth. With HACCP accreditation and a dedication to supplying the best quality breads made by hand from our family to yours…