Pye Baker story

Grimsby the Pye Baker at work‘Grimsby’, the Pye Baker sheds some light on how it all began.

 “As a chef, I honed my skills in top London restaurants working alongside some of the biggest names in British cookery.  Originally in Norwich to establish a boutique hotel restaurant, I  fell in love with the area and its wealth of fresh local produce. So I happily made the move from London with my partner Sally. However, we soon missed our local source of handmade speciality bread.  We decided to start our own specialist bakery, and in February 2008 Pye Baker of Norwich began baking artisan bread developed from my own recipes.”

“We now supply local restaurants and shops, as well as selling speciality bread at local farmers markets. Customers also pick up orders direct from our bakery.”

“Our original range of Artisan Bread has since been extended with a wide selection of delicious cakes, pastries and savouries. We have a firm philosophy behind our business, and bake only using 100% organic flour and free range eggs, with no additives or preservatives added.”

Why Pye Baker?

“People are always asking why we called the company Pye Baker. Pye is the original old English spelling of ‘pie’ and traditionally, under the ‘Norwich Charter’ the local baker had to bake a Yarmouth Pye as a tax or levy to the King. I am a huge fan of cooking history, so Pye Baker of Norwich seemed the perfect choice! ”