Dad's is proudly New Zealand owned and run since 1981, making Dad's one of the oldest running pie companies in New Zealand. Dad's Pies is a specialist pie and pastry manufacturer with all the expertise surrounding this.
Dad's Pies has grown from a small beach front shop in 1981 to a fully automated production plant in Silverdale. Dad's Pies celebrates it's 30th birthday in 2011 under the visionary leadership of Eddie Grooten. Eddie first purchased a struggling business on the shore at Red Beach and through hard work and vision developed Dad's Pies in a leading company in New Zealand. Eddie Grooten still lives on the same spot where he started the business, raised his family there with his wife Erika and still has the Dad's Pies staff and half of Red Beach on christmas mornings.
Dad's pies has evolved from a general bakery shop into a specialised supplier of premium quality pies and pastry products over the whole of New Zealand and internationally. Phenomenal growth has seen Dad's Pies expanding premises regularly during it's history, from the original shop in 1981, to a premises in Foundry Road silverdale in 1987, then taking over neighbouring business premises to continue growth. In 2001 Eddie's vision to expand internationally led to the building of a dedicated custom plant in 2001 and a further expansion in 2005. In 2008 Eddie took over the building next door in preparation for his future growth plans.