CELEBRATING 25 YEARS
LIVING THE PIE LIFE

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS
LIVING THE PIE LIFE

EXPLORE OUR JOURNEY

QUEST FOR PIE-FECTION

“Family owned and operated for 25 years. The next generation are shaping the way for a new wave of pie enthusiasts.”

Traveling back to 1996, Larry and Narda Pantaleo began selling specialty pies and cakes at their Fresh Food Mart deli in the small country town of Pinjarra, WA. What began as a humble addition to their shop, quickly grew into a spectacularly successful bakery.

With their Italian roots and great passion for food, and family—word of their delicious offerings spread like wildfire, with West Aussies visiting from far and wide to taste a quality baked pie and iconic sugary delight. To meet growing demand, they expanded the bakery to an independent brick and mortar store, and here is where Pinjarra Bakery & Patisserie was born.

Feature premium local WA produce, champion meticulous attention to quality, provide exceptional value, and an unbeatable customer experience. Those early years were formidable in laying solid foundations placing and an enormous amount of importance on the craft of baking, and business.

A quiet confidence spurred the husband and wife duo to start entering regional competitions—and the results…triumphant! A local success story that undeniably solidified Pinjarra Bakery as a “must visit” destination on the map.

With three adult kids on board, the Pantaleo family have been immersed in the world of pies for twenty five years. The next generation are paving the way for a new wave of pie enthusiasts.

THE PB TIMELINE

Explore a snapshot of our favourite moments

Timeline

August 22

1996

1996
  • Founders Larry & Narda Pantaleo start producing a small selection of specialty baked goods within their existing Fresh Food Mart Deli in Pinjarra, WA
August 22

1997

1997
  • First independent bricks and mortar opens. Pinjarra Bakery & Patisserie is born
  • PB starts entering and winning regional awards at Royal and Northam shows
August 22

2008

2008
  • After 11 years of operation and with 3 grown-up kids on board- Pinjarra Bakery & Patisserie move into a new purpose built flagship
  • Pinjarra Bakery & Patisserie quickly becomes a local, recognised landmark- undeniably playing a huge part in putting the small country town of Pinjarra on the map
  • PB wins Peel Business of the year award
August 22

2009

2009
  • Building on the success of their flagship, PB opens a second gem in Waroona
August 22

2014

2014
  • Pinjarra Bakery opens 3rd flagship in Maddington, their first in the metro area
  • PB wins Peel Business of the year award for the second time
August 22

2016

2016
  • PB launches first ever Footy shaped pie
August 22

2017

2017
  • PB launches limited edition Bacon Double Cheeseburger Pie
August 22

2019 PART 1

2019 PART 1
  • PB announces wacky creations will now be known as Invention Pies. Kicks things off with Vegemite & Cheese Pie to celebrate Australia Day
  • PB rebrands
  • PB announces first wholesale partners- Midway Farmstall & Groundswell Drive Thru
August 22

2019 PART 2

2019 PART 2
  • PB wins Best meat pie in Australia at the Great Aussie Pie Competition.
  • Premier Mark McGowan and Nova’s favourite breakfast crew Nathan, Nat & Shaun popped in on “The Premier’s Road Trip” to taste Australia’s Best Meat Pie.
  • Pinjarra Bakery opens 4th location in Port Kennedy.
August 22

2020

2020
  • PB launches Random Acts of Pie-Ness campaign in the midst of worldwide pandemic
  • PB launches Power of Pie Campaign
  • PB launches inaugural Pie Crawl
August 22

2021

2021
  • Power of Pie reigns supreme as PB awarded “Best Meat Pie in Australia” for the second time at Great Aussie Pie competition.
  • Pie crawl 2.0 launches.
August 22

2022

2022
  • PB celebrates 25 years
  • PB collaborates with local artist Dipesh “Peche” Prasad on a range of limited edition anniversary merch

SHOP ANNIVERSARY MERCH

Small batch, premium quality tees lovingly designed and individually screen printed in collaboration with local legends Dipesh Prasad & Short Batch Co. Serious swagger optional, (but recommended)