Post Christchurch earthquakes and this bakery cafe is thriving in the heart of Darfield on the great alpine highway out of Christchurch through to the Southern alps.
It is definitely a team effort with husband and wife, Daryl and Nicky, whom have owned the cafe for twenty two years and recently being joined by bakers Joe Daly and Josh Peterson. They have all invested in ensuring the bakery cafe offers the best in customer service with a strong team, quality food and superb ingredients.
Talking to Daryl “We now employ forty seven staff which is a big leap from when I started with just two. We pride ourselves on a friendly, welcoming service and the business has grown with a new Fonterra factory and the new water scheme, coupled with lots of tourists on the way to the West Coast”.
The team have been buying from Barker’s Professional now for ten years and championed local representative, Bronny Perkins, for her service and product advice. “The products are so convenient and the quality, consistency and taste is exceptional. If there is any issue or questions, Bronny is on hand to sort it out”.
“We use a large range of Barker’s Professional products and over the last two months have been trialling the NEW coffee syrups. We are stocking the Caramel, Hazelnut, Vanilla and Golden Turmeric. we make 500 to 600 coffees a day so to offer new variants that are so innovative just makes customers come back for more, they taste delicious! We definitely recommend them”.
Barker’s Professional developed this range with customers in mind. “People are looking for a flavour shot in their coffee or even hot milk, and we wanted to offer something different for your menu that is easy to use and store, helps to manage portion control and contains only natural colours and flavours” says Nicky Donkers – Sales, Marketing & Innovation Director.