Wellness Baking Listowel is a gluten free, artisan bakery based in Listowel, Co. Kerry that was established in April 2011 by Ildiko Bajzat.
Idiko saw a gap in the market when she looked into the products available in supermarkets, and couldn't find any really nice gluten free treats. Her friends had really loved the gluten free cookies that she made, so she decided to give it a go and from that, Wellness Baking Listowel began.
Currently, Wellness Baking employs nine staff and Ildiko is delighted to be able to give employment to local people in Listowel and surrounding areas. Wellness Baking Listowel is a family business with three generations of the family working in the business - Ildiko’s aunt, her first cousin and her two daughters are all involved either on a part-time or full-time basis.
Wellness Baking Listowel bakes a range of gluten free products, the best-selling item is Ildiko’s Gluten Free Soda Bread which is extremely popular with her customers. It is hand made, using only 5 ingredients.
The Food Academy has had a major impact on the business. Since Wellness Baking Listowel joined the Food Academy, sales have been increasing on a monthly basis and business has almost tripled - this would not have been possible without the assistance of the Food Academy. Wellness Baking Listowel are going into new stores almost every week and the plan is to go nationwide within the next five years.