Gusto bakery is a proud family run business owned by Simon and Carly Gray. We started a business in a small store in Essendon North in October 2001. Living above the shop to make ends meet for the first three years meant we were never far from our dream. Carly continued to work as a school teacher during the day whilst working in the business after hours and on weekends.
It was a rather tight squeeze when Simon’s four children came to stay in the two bedroom residence above the shop on weekends and holidays but they loved waking early and coming down to watch the handcrafted food production. We no longer own the original store as we started to out grow it; we purchased in Strathmore in May 2003, Fairfield in 2012, and Moonee Ponds in 2016.
Just like our network of great stores, Carly and I have also expanded our family with the arrival of three beautiful children, giving us the pleasure of seven delightful children to enrich our lives. The older four children have all worked in the business at various times and the younger ones eagerly await their turn.