In 1966, after migrating from the Netherlands and working at their local bakery, Peter and Annie Rijs bought a small cake shop named Patties in Lakes Entrance, Victoria. Wanting to offer their customers more than just sweet treats, they introduced delicious hot pies to the menu. The rest, as they say, is history. It was not long before their business began to boom, and, bite by bite, the Patties legend began to grow. By the mid-eighties, thanks to its famous pies, pastries and party food, Patties had become a household name.
Today, Patties’ factory in regional Victoria is proudly the largest pie bakery in the world, and one of biggest employers in the area.