The First Baker who Qualified with a Gluten Free Specialty

The First Baker who Qualified with a Gluten Free Specialty

The Healthy Loaf would like to introduce to you and celebrate the work of, Mrs Casey Bolto. Mrs Bolto is the first Baker in Victoria—possibly in Australia—who qualified with a specialty in Gluten Free baking, gained by working in a 100% gluten free bakery for the duration of their apprenticeship. Casey joined our team in 2013 as a first-year Baking Apprentice and demonstrated extraordinary tenacity toward learning this craft, with what is probably the most challenging type of product to bake on the market. The Healthy Loaf worked together with the William Angliss Institute to meet the standardised learning requirements for a Certificate III in Baking whilst Mrs Bolto worked exclusively with gluten free products at the Healthy Loaf.


When asked recently what it means to her to work at the Healthy Loaf, Mrs Bolto said “it feels really good hearing the difference we’re making to people that are Coeliac [or gluten intolerant]. Every week people say they’ve just discovered us [the Healthy Loaf]”. Mrs Bolto went on to add “you have to try it to believe it. People seem shocked that it really is so good”. We talked a little about what it is like to work in the hospitality industry as a woman, Mrs Bolto had worked in a couple of different hospitality businesses prior to joining the Healthy Loaf Team. Mrs Bolto explained how she feels “supported and encouraged to be involved in the Baking industry”, not just within our team but cited examples of feeling encouraged by members of the public also.


Mrs Bolto, as a qualified tradesperson, now leads daily production regularly at the Healthy Loaf, supervising and guiding other team members. This means, when you receive an order from us, Mrs Bolto has put her experienced hand to creating your artisan, Healthy Loaf gluten free products in some way and it’s always nice to know who is handling your food!


We look forward to watching Casey grow into her leadership role over the coming months and years. We would also like to thank her for her ongoing hard work and for making such a positive contribution to the Healthy Loaf team, the Baking industry and our community.

By Nicole Mitchell, The Healthy Loaf 100% Gluten Free