THE Three Sisters Bake food company is to open its latest cafe outlet today and create around 15 new jobs.

The company, run by Gillian, Nichola and Linsey Reith, has agreed a five-year lease on a 50-seat venue at Killearn Village Hall in Stirlingshire and invested around £25,000 in fitting the premises out.

The catering for weddings at the venue will also be carried out by Three Sisters Bake. Gillian said that opportunity is what convinced the sisters to take on the project rather than press ahead with getting their own label products onto retail shelves. She said: "[Weddings] are something we were really hoping to move into somehow. It was more of a five or ten-year plan but then this space came along with a ready made venue so we jumped on it for that reason."

It is three years since the sisters opened their first venture in Quarriers Village, Renfrewshire. In March this year they published a cookbook, called Delectable Recipes for Every Day, and the following month took on the seasonal running of the cafe at Finlaystone Country Estate, which is also in Renfrewshire.

Gillian confirmed trading at Quarriers is going well and the company, which has been taken onto Scottish Enterprise's growth pipeline and also received advice from Business Gateway, has yet to decide whether it will return to Finlaystone for the 2015 spring and summer season.

The firm's food truck, which was deployed at events such as the Commonwealth Games, Bannockburn Live and the Piping World Championships over the summer, has been put into "hibernation" for the winter but will return to operation next year. Gillian said: "If we hadn't gone into Killearn we would have been looking at getting out and about at Christmas markets but you can't say yes to everything."

She confirmed manufacturing Three Sisters Bake branded food products remained part of the strategy and added: "We fully plan to do it especially now we have doubled the potential output capacity with the kitchen premises at Killearn."