The Dean's story begins in 1975 at the heart of Helen Dean's kitchen, in the small town of Huntly, North East Scotland.
It was here that Helen first created her delicious traditional shortbread. First baking for friends and family who loved the ‘melt in the mouth’ sensation. Her husband Bill, a Drum Major, thought it was so delicious he decided to use Helen’s baking to help raise funds for the local Huntly pipe band. Their touring helped to spread her shortbread's fame far and wide. Soon the aroma of home baking would fill the town as Helen established her own small bakery to meet demand.