The Bread and Butter Project is an initiative of Bourke Street Bakery demigods Paul Allam and David McGuinness. The idea came to Allum after he and his wife travelled to Mae Sot refugee camp in Thailand to teach refugee women how to bake. Allum wanted to extend this knowledge transfer back home, and The Bread and Butter Project was born.
The social enterprise business offers 12-month tafe-accredited traineeships in baking for refugees and asylum seekers, with an eye towards long term employment prospects.
You can get your hands on the bread every Saturday at the Carriageworks Farmers Market as well as at other food stores around Sydney, and all profits from sales go back into the project. Anyone who’s ever stood in line at Bourke Street Bakery (that’d be all of us then) knows these guys make seriously good bread.