“DIDN’T YOUR MOTHERS TEACH YOU HOW TO COOK?”
Everyone has a story and this is TheRawBoys. Their raw wholefoods journey really started in the late 1970s … no internet, no instagram, no raw food classes, and no vegan cafes.
The boys stumbled upon the newly published works of Marcia Madhuri Acciardo (“Light Eating for Survival”) and Viktoras Kulvinskas (“Survival in the 21st Century”) and started to develop a belief in the healing (and damaging) powers of diet and lifestyle. With the publication of Anne Wigmore’s book (Recipes for a Longer Life) the boys were off and running. Bryn got on a plane and headed overseas and Colin went to university.
Fast forward 30 years. David “Avocado” Wolfe arrived in Byron Bay and at a chance meeting with the boys planted the idea of opening a raw food business. Initially this was dismissed as not even a possibility.
But 18 months later the boys opened a tiny rawfood business at a local organic farmers market on the Gold Coast. They were more than a little concerned when customers started to ask, I don’t mean to be rude but didn’t your mothers teach you how to cook? To be fair, their approach was quite unique. They made and sold traditional bakery items without processed flours, cane sugar, butter or milk and they didn’t bake.
Not to be put off the boys started to call themselves an UNBAKERY and people slowly started to get it.
Before long there were queues at their market stall, customers started to ask about “The Raw Boys” and local cafes and health food shops started approaching them. In 2008 TheRawBoys wholesale business was off and running.
Nowadays most people get it. More and more people care about what they eat and thanks to social media and the internet they can easily search out healthy real food alternatives. And that is exactly what TheRawBoys offer. Drawing on years of experience with traditional raw food techniques they offer genuine original flavours with authenticity.
Today, TheRawBoys wholesale far and wide to cafes and health food shops. Their plant based, artisan cakes, desserts, crackers, cheeses, biscuits, and breads are all handmade in small batches from organic minimally processed ingredients.
They also operate their vegan wholefoods eatery called Cafe Rawthentic located in Coolangatta Tweed Heads.
And for the record, both their mums were good cooks.