This Pie Is Nuts has been one heck of a ride and I am grateful for it all. It began in my home kitchen just trying to make a pie for my son, then transitioned to starting a company, working 24/7. But I love every up and down that has come with it.
At the age of 25 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, which led me to pay more attention to the foods I ate. Wanting to know more, I decided to signup for classes at the Natural Gourmet Institute. When I finished, I had learned so much but did not have a clue on how to use it. Then one day, I decided to make a pie for my son but something was just not right, so I kept trying to tweak it until it was perfect. When I finally got it right, I was so excited that I wanted to share it with my friends and neighbors.
They didn’t know it but they became my pie testers. It was not uncommon for me to knock on someone’s door in the middle of the night and ask them to please try the latest version. Once I decided to start the business, it felt like I went from 0 to 100 and I never slowed down. This Pie Is Nuts thrived, in thanks to all the amazing people I met along the way. I wanted so much to expand the business and ship the pies throughout the country, but each step brought a new hurdle, tougher than the last. Demand for the pies continued to grow and I was having problems getting the pies out fast enough. When I tried to reach customers outside the NYC area, I noticed the pies did not freeze properly. Eventually I realized I needed help; this had grown to a point that I could no longer handle on my own.
As life would have it, some more amazing people were put in my path. They embraced my vision, shared in my determination and of course, they loved the pies. We decided to team up and see what we could do together. They introduced me to more resources and ideas. In turn, we challenged ourselves to make new pies, bigger and better than before. Not just Vegan but Gluten Free, Paleo, Soy Free and Peanut Free. And you know what, we did it!!! Now this pie is really nuts!
(Not to worry, we’re still looking into ways to ship our original pies and granola…we would never leave them behind.)
Here’s to the next chapter of This Pie Is Nuts (TPIN for short; it’s cute and quirky, like us) … and to all the great people I get to do it with.