Our Story

Michael Hassett’s passion for baking flourished in the early 80s during his time working as a trained chef in multiple cities throughout Europe. On returning to Ireland, Michael decided to pour all his zeal and expertise for baking into his very own establishment and in 1984, Hassetts Bakery was born. From humble beginnings, the wholesale bakery began producing high quality confectionery using the finest local ingredients and with its influence from countries like France, Hassetts quickly stood out in the retail sector.

With promising encouragement from customers, Michael went on to open his very first shop in 1988. A few years later in 1995, he expanded and opened a second shop and cafe in the beautiful suburb of Carrigaline. They are proud recipients of multiple awards such as Blás na hÉireann, Great Taste, Artisan Business of the Year and Best Cork Export Business. They even hold a spot in the Guinness World Book of Records.

Now over 35 on, Hassetts offer a wide range of products including freshly baked artisan breads, luxury desserts, cakes for all occasions, as well as award winning biscuits, cookies and crackers. Every morning our bakers start the day by using fresh local ingredients to produce the highest quality bread and cakes.

Hassetts continues to grow and develop each and every year and their dedication to using fresh, high quality local ingredients never wavers. Currently Hassetts are the leading supplier of confectionery products to the retail and food service industry throughout Ireland.

Their products can now be found in several retail outlets including select SuperValu stores, fine food independent artisan stores, hamper companies and Cork Airport Duty Free Shop. Hassetts also partner with Taste the View Artisan distributer who do an excellent job distributing our products throughout Ireland. Distribution across the nation is now well underway along with exporting to Europe and America.

“I believe good quality food produced locally is the secret to our success so far. We’ve proven that our passion and respect for the art of artisan baking and confectionery can stand the test of time. We are now committed to delivering our craft far and wide.” – Michael Hassett.

Our Mission

Hassetts is committed to delivering quality and innovative baking and confectionery products to all our customers every day. We take time to source the best ingredients available locally and we continuously improve our processes in alignment with our sustainable future ethos. We will continue to respect and develop the art of baking, introducing exciting new flavours and textures.

Passion & Indulgence in every bite

Our Team

Hassetts’ team of skilled bakers and confectioners are from Ireland, France, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Germany and Spain. We attribute the high quality and variety of our products to our diverse and highly skilled team.

Ongoing training and product development is vital to the continued success of the Hassetts’ brand. Our skilled bakers are a dynamic team of production, admin, sales and quality personnel ensuring that the business operates seamlessly and that high customer service standards are continued.

If you want to become bread baker, confectioner, bakery operative or a sales assistant, please send us your CV by email (info@hassettsbakery.ie). You can also apply to do your internship at Hassetts Bakery.

Our Achievements

Hassetts is proud to be a certified member of Origin Green and was recently awarded Gold Membership. We are proud to have won a multitude of awards and accolades over the years.

  • 2022: BRC Global Standards Grade A+
  • 2021: BRC Global Standards Grade A
  • 2020: Awarded gold membership with Origin Green
  • 2019: Cork Family Business of the year award
  • 2018: Blas na hEireann Gold Award
  • 2017: Cork’s Best Desert Festival with our Strawberry Fraisier
  • 2017: Blas na hEireann Gold Award for our Emmental Cheese Cracker Chocolate Vanilla Dessert Cake & Blas na hEireann Silver Awards for our Butter Croissant and our Granola
  • 2017: Great Taste Award for our Linseed & Blackpepper Crackers
  • 2017: Cork Export Business Of The Year
  • 2017: Irish Enterprise Award Best Artisan Bakery
  • 2016: Blas na hEireann Gold for our Linseed & Blackpepper Cracker & Blas na hEireann Silver Award for our Chocolate Viennese
  • 2016: Cork Artisan Business Of The Year
  • 2013: Guinness World Record for Most Cookies Baked by Hand