Skala Bakery

Before the days of mass production it was the skilled artisan who would mix, ferment, shape and bake a loaf of bread crafted by hand. Today, a small group of individuals maintain this tradition of craft and training, usually handed down from father to son.

So it is at Skala. From the selection of the ingredients to the hand-crafting that goes into every individual item, tradition triumphs over mere convenience to deliver consistent quality, time after time.

Each piece is hand-kneaded, rested for up to four hours, folded, moulded and baked by a united nations of dedicated bakers whose work continues to win awards in South Australia and nationally, under the watchful eye of a second-generation Dutch master baker.

Growing up around the family bakery in Holland, there was never any doubt what Jan Huis in’t Veld would be. In the tradition of the artisan, he learned the family craft at his father’s side and mastered it over many years.

Over 25 years ago, he bought a ‘continental’ bakery from John Skala and as tastes and culinary influences have broadened, this second-generation Dutch baking family has introduced new sour doughs, more complex flavours, new techniques and exotic breads from many cultures.

What sets Skala apart? Unique cultures. Crisp crusts. Textured mouth-feel. Bolder flavours. And, above all, consistent quality. As they say, the proof of this baking is definitely in the eating. That’s why Skala products grace the tables of South Australia’s finest dining rooms.

Should there ever be any excess product at the end of the day, Skala helped to establish OzHarvest in Adelaide to feed those in need.


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Laucke Flour Mills

The best bakers know that the best flour is where great baking begins.

Laucke Flour Mills know the best grains so you get the best flours.

We’re renowned internationally for the production of a wide range of high quality flours for the food industry and home bakers; with special focus on unique flours such as artisan, certified organic and mixes for home baking.

The passion for our industry, our grain growers, our mill team and our customers continues the great Laucke tradition, as started in 1899.

Laucke Flour Mills was established in 1899 by Friedrich Laucke, a German miller who came to Australia to work and travel and establish the business now renowned internationally for the production of a broad spectrum of speciality flours and mixes for the food industry and the home baker.

At Laucke, we understand the connection between quality ingredients, quality nutrition and your health, and seek to provide safe foods that improve health and are a pleasure to eat. We adhere to the highest national standards and we are proud to be accredited through the leading quality control programs.

At Laucke Flour Mills, we are committed to being regarded as the market leader and premier supplier of quality flour-based products in the Australian and International marketplace.

We seek to develop and provide enjoyable and health focussed food products while building mutually beneficial partnerships with value chain participants, operating from a business environment characterised by personal integrity, diligence, and a fundamental desire to satisfy our customers’ needs.

At Laucke Flour Mills, therefore, we are committed to optimum performance for all our products and helping all our customers create healthy foods that are a delight to eat, whether that be in a commercial bakery or kitchen, or at home.


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Drakes Supermarkets

In 1974 Roger Drake purchased his first supermarket, A three-laned store named Jack & Jill’s which employed only four staff.
Today, Drakes Supermarkets is the largest independent grocery retailer in Australia and specialises in supermarket retailing. Operating in over 50 stores across South Australia and Queensland, the company now has an annual turnover in excess of $1 billion and employs over 5,500 staff nationally.

The company’s strength lies in operating on the principles of a family business and supporting local manufacturers and suppliers. Drakes Supermarkets has kept its focus on the important aspects of the business. THE CUSTOMER. This is the company’s competitive edge, along with its family values and Australian heritage.


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