Since 1998, this Australian owned and operated family business has been sharing authentic food from around the world with fellow food lovers. A family business through and through, the Makool family which emigrated from Lebanon in the 1970s, have worked hard for 20 years to transform Oasis Bakery into an iconic part of the city's culinary scene.
With a dedication to great food, we are delighted to welcome the Oasis name to our shelves, serving up traditional flavours of the Middle East to our customers.
We caught up with the Oasis team to learn more.
Who are the team behind Oasis?
At the heart of Oasis is the Makool family, which emigrated from Lebanon in the 1970’s
What does a day in the life of the Oasis team look like?
Busy!!! It never stops at Oasis and someone is always working! Whether it’s the bakers creating our amazing artisan sourdough and beautiful pastries or our front of house staff serving the hundreds of people that pass through the door every day, the Oasis life is a busy life.
Established in 1998, what made you launch Oasis all those years ago and how have you grown to be where you are today?
Oasis has always been a passion project, passionate about food and about bringing family and friends together, that thought process and the pride we put into our products has helped us to grow into what we are today.
What has been involved in developing the range of Oasis products that you might find at Leaf?
Traditional family recipes that have be tweaked and twisted over the years.
What has been your greatest achievement to date?
Each member of the family has achieved great personal growth throughout their role in the business and we have all loved watching each other grow into the people we are today with the help of Oasis
A family run business, do you have any tips on working so closely with your family?
Make sure you all work to your strengths in different facets of the business! Some of us work in the kitchen, some behind the computer but we all play key roles and help bring Oasis together into what it needs to.
If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only take 3 things, what would they be?
Oasis Bakery products are now available in store in Elwood and Brighton, as well as online.