Respected Family-Run Craft Bakery Cooking Up a Storm in Malton

A well-known family-run craft bakery is set to open a new branch in Yorkshire’s Food Capital.

Costello’s will open its new premises at 17 Market Place, Malton, overlooking the historic market square, on Saturday 8th November, coinciding with November’s Malton Monthly Food Market.

Costello’s, which has branches in Driffield and in Headlingley (Leeds), is one of the Malton Monthly Food Market regulars, and has also stood at the annual Malton Food Lovers Festival. This new business is another food success story for Malton.

James Costello, director of the firm, said: “We are delighted to be opening new premises in Malton. It seemed a natural progression as we have been coming to the town for several years.

“The premises at 17 Market Place is ideal being double fronted and with space for our bakery ovens and for people to sit down and enjoy our food, as well as being able to take it away with them to eat at home.”

Established in 1945 by James’ grandfather, trained butcher Fred Costello, Fred’s sons John and Mike and sister Molly helped run the first shop.

James’ father, John, opened his own shop in 1973, and also set up a market stall. James and his brother Matthew helped on Saturday mornings and James learnt the trade from his father.

James opened his first shop in Driffield in 1999 aged just 21 and built an enviable reputation for quality local produce, including cakes, quiches, bread, pies and much more.

In 2011, James opened his second shop in Headingley, Leeds which soon became popular with customers. “It was chance to bring a piece of the Yorkshire countryside to the city and allow everyone a chance to taste our traditional, homemade goodies which can be found in many a Yorkshire farmhouse,” said James.

James’ parents help at the Driffield branch, and the whole family adheres to the ethos of a community working together to promote and support smaller, independent businesses.

James said: “We use the best quality ingredients sourced in Yorkshire as much as possible, and we provide a personal service, all of which helps us to produce the perfect product.

“We would like to thank the Estate for all their help during this exciting time.”

Tobias Burckhardt, Surveyor at Fitzwilliam Malton Estate, said: “We are delighted to welcome James and his business to Malton.

“Their location is ideal, overlooking the Market Place. We are sure they will become a firm favourite here in Yorkshire’s Food Capital. We wish them every success with their Malton venture.”

Chris Marsden

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