Demand made Wonder Pies retail expand and it has been an incredible pathway since Capaldi swapped his chef hats and white linen for a pie factory outlet in Bulleen in 2017. Wonder Pies by Raymond Capaldi started supplying pies to some of Melbourne's favourite venues... and filling the boots of his customer's cars who visited the factory shop.
The pie shop quickly grew a strong following with the customers travelling from near and far. This interest inspired the team to pursue more opportunities for shops around Melbourne.
Capaldi says: "People would come specifically for the pies - they'd load up their boot - and they would always ask, 'Where else are you available, where else are you stocked?' We thought, 'If people are happy to come to us here, where there are no other shops - it's not a destination it's a factory - well, we thought we would take the pies to the people."