Offering good ‘old fashioned service’ with a smile, Bake and Gather provides you with practical and stylish products for your kitchen and home.
Run by wife and husband team, Justine and Juan, Bake and Gather was created from a true love for cooking and baking, sharing meals with loved ones, and helping people find the right tools to take their dinner parties to the next level.
Justine has a love and passion for cooking and baking. She was taught the basics from a young age by her Mum and always wanted to help when the Sunbeam mix master came out! If you ask Juan, Justine is not a master of using minimal baking utensils - the old saying 'less is more' doesn't apply to Justine when she bakes and a messy kitchen always ensues!
Justine started her professional career in the hospitality industry where she met her husband, Juan. (He jokes that he was once her boss, and now Justine is his!)
From the inner suburbs of Melbourne, Justine and Juan moved to the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales; a place they called home for 10 years.
Justine found her niche in retail customer service, before moving into management of a large kitchenware shop in Bowral. Increasing her product knowledge, Justine loved helping customers make an informed purchase. Eventually joining in on buying trips to trade fairs, she developed valuable skills for stock purchasing, pricing, and general business operations.
After a move to regional Victoria, Justine and Juan partnered with a highly regarded real estate agent and his wife in Bendigo to create their very own independent real estate sales office. From the ground up the team worked together to develop their branding, style, office fit out, policies and procedures and everything else relating to starting a new small business.
Several years and a couple of tree changes later, Justine and Juan found themselves in Yarra Glen, where there happened to be a gap in the market for a kitchen and homewares store.
And so the journey of Bake and Gather begun; creating a warm and inviting store where you can purchase all your kitchen and homeware essentials (and desirables!) to create a memorable meal or occasion gathered with those nearest and dearest to you. Whether you are a local community member or just passing through the beautiful Yarra Valley, Justine and Juan look forward to you calling in and saying hello!