Gourmet cookie trail now spans the world
YOU can find gourmet cookies baked by the Byron Bay Cookie Company all over Australia and the world.
From Qantas, Virgin Blue and Rex flights, to Harvey Nichols and Selfridges in the UK, to department stores in Singapore and Japan.
The company enjoys global success, but has not forgotten its beginnings in Byron Bay.
At least 80 per cent of ingredients used in the company's bakehouse in Byron Bay are sourced in Australia and 50 per cent within a 200 kilometre radius of the town.
Jason Chan, group general manager, says flour, sugar, honey and macadamias are all sourced locally.
This ensures ingredients are delivered quickly and meet the company's stringent quality standards
“There is always the option to source overseas, but we are looking for the freshest and best quality ingredients. So our first option is always to source locally.
“We also get great service from local suppliers,” Mr Chan said.
The company's food shop in Byron Bay also stocks gourmet food products from around the Northern Rivers, including muesli, honey, jam, macadamias, tea and coffee.
“There are a lot of people producing excellent quality food products locally,” Mr Chan said.
The Byron Bay Cookie Company aims to employ local people, and has 35 full-time staff.