Wilton Patisserie History
The Wilton story begins in 1978 when Christos Neokleous graduated from the Hotel and Catering school of Dianellios in Larnaca, Cyprus and was employed as a pastry chef in the prestigious 5* hotel in Limassol, the “Amathus”.
1986 After 8 years of experience and much encouragement from family and friends, the opening of the first patisserie shop in Ayia Zoni, Limassol was opened. Endless hours and continuous hard work established the name we all know today, “Wilton Patisserie”.
In 1989, the 2nd shop was born in Linopetra, Limassol. This housed a new production factory which was operative up until 2011 and servicing 6 outlets
Christos Neokleous graduates from the Hotel and Catering school of Dianellios in Larnaca
First patisserie shop in Ayia Zoni, Limassol opens
Second shop in Linopetra, Limassol opens with a new production factory, which services 6 outlets
1990 - 1999
Throughout the years the Company went from strength to strength and opened another 4 outlets, 2 more in Limassol namely Ayias Fylaxeos and Nikou Pattihi. The other 2 outlets were opened in Larnaca and in Paphos.
"Wilton Patisserie successfully branches out overseas with a new branch opening in London, UK. "
Running a business from abroad proved to be a difficult challenge for Chris and decided to look for a business partner who lived in the UK and had the attributes to run and take the business forward. In August 2010, Andrew Georgiou who was based in London, became Chris’s partner. Andy’s family had owned and run the iconic Wimpy Bar in Green Lanes, Harringay, London and when his parents retired in 1991, Andy took over the running of this very busy restaurant. With his knowledge, wealth of customer service skills and experience in running a busy food outlet, Andy has applied the skills learnt in the fast food restaurant sector to the equally demanding bakery and confectionary sector. From a very young age, Andy knew he was destined for the catering sector so once he had finished his schooling, he enrolled at Barnet College, London where he studied Business Studies and this sure enough gave him the credentials to be able to succeed his dream of running his own catering business. The two partners complimented each other and have created a brand which is of the highest standard for everyone to enjoy.
"Wilton's now produces well over 300 products in savouries , cakes, desserts, wedding and christening cakes, favours etc."
2011 The next step was to move to a new and bigger premises and in 2011 the Company opened a state of the art production factory producing well over 300 products in savouries , cakes, desserts, wedding and christening cakes, favours etc.
With over 100 employees, the future of Wilton Patisserie looks to be going from strength to strength. The next exciting stage in the brand’s development is now shaping up with the phased opening of an outlet in the Brunswick Centre, Russell Square, Central London.