Hello everyone! As of November 2016, Humble Pie is going away, maybe for a little bit, maybe forever. I am moving out of state and the company is not coming with me. We are in the process of vetting a few interested buyers to see if one of them would be an appropriate fit for the business moving forward. What this definitely means is NO HOLIDAY PIES! Sorry to let you down. I'll be making a decision regarding a sale by the end of the year.
I wish I could thank each of our customers personally, because I knew so many of you so well. Suffice it to say that Humble Pie would never have been a success without you LOVING our pies, without Rhode Island farmers supplying incredible ingredients, and without the excellent local coffee shop and cafes that shared our vision with each pie they served.
Most significantly, Humble Pie would never have been possible without my Love and my partner Alex. So we're taking that pie money and running to Boston. I want to support the realization of her career as she has supported mine. She is so much more talented than I and deserves nothing less than to pursue her goals. As for me? I have plans. I will be baking. And some day soon I will be in business once again. Will it be pie? Nope. There is so much more to be imagined and baked in this tiny world.
If you'd like to keep up to date, follow Humble Pie's Facebook page. I'll let you know whats going on.
Con Affetto - Dan
The Humble Pie Company makes pies big and small in the fine city of Providence, Rhode Island. We serve New England and use the freshest ingredients, sourced locally. We sell our pies at farmers markets and cafes. You can pre-order our pies for pickup by clicking on the "Order Pie" link above and visiting our shop.
If you have any questions, feedback, or inquiries about special orders please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by email at email@example.com or by phone at 401-227-0704.
On a warm summer evening, during a backyard potluck, our baker served his friends a plate of little golden pies. Each was filled with a sweet, creamy custard made from a bumper crop of parsnips, harvested out of his garden the previous spring. Among the attendees, they were a hit. For our baker, they were an epiphany: Make pie. The Humble Pie Company was born.
A simple root vegetable may sound like an unlikely inspiration for a business plan, but for Daniel Sheehan, it was a catalyst for clarity. Pie represents three things that we believe are important in quality baked goods. First, pie is fresh. It can use the seasonal ingredients that Rhode Islanders are so skilled at growing and producing throughout each year. Second, pie is simple. This simplicity demands that attention is paid to quality. Third, pie is community. It is made to be shared and, most importantly, made with love.
Humble isn't just part of a name. It is a trait that is found in our products and our people.
A long time ago, Daniel Sheehan graduated from Roger Williams University with a degree in Architecture and a sweet tooth. He spent his early career in Seattle, Washington building and eating all around the city. With each new construction site came an opportunity: to visit new bakeries.
As pastry consumption grew so did his desire to learn the art of baking. Thinking of it as a long shot, Daniel applied for employment at a few of his favorite shops. He was offered a job at Grand Central Bakery, one of the west coast's oldest artisan bakeries. It took just two months of early mornings, hot ovens, and sore muscles for him to realize this was going to be his career.
Daniel moved on to work for the locally renowned James Miller at Cafe Besalu. A small family owned bakery, it was regularly nominated for a James Beard Award. They still make, in Daniel's opinion, the best croissant in the entire world.
In 2011 he returned to Rhode Island with the intention of opening a small bakery. He found a new home working for Jim and Lynn Williams at Seven Stars Bakery in Providence. In the fall of 2013 Daniel said goodbye to the big bread oven and embarked on his new adventure, the Humble Pie Company.