News


April 12, 2017

Why a P.E.I. chef ditched her menu to focus on handpies


 

A P.E.I. chef has had such success with her portable pies that she has changed her business to focus on handpies."It's portable and it's a comfort food, everyone knows pie in some variation," said Sarah Bennetto O'Brien, chef and owner of The Handpie Company in Gateway Village in Borden-Carleton. 

The handpies became a hot seller at Scapes, Bennetto O'Brien's first P.E.I. restaurant, at the same location.She decided to take the leap into handpies full-time while taking part in P.E.I.'s Food Xcel Program. Participants had to choose one product they were already making and come up with a business plan based on manufacturing that product. At that point, handpies were 30 per cent of the total sales at Scapes. The Handpie Company has 3 vegetarian options. (The Handpie Company/Facebook)

Article was written by Nancy Russell. To view the full article visit www.cbc.ca

 

News Articles

previous1234next
April 21, 2017
Prince Edward Island’s Fall Flavours Festival wins International Food and Beverage Award
The World Food Travel Association (WFTA), the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism more

April 12, 2017
Why a P.E.I. chef ditched her menu to focus on handpies
A P.E.I. chef has had such success with her portable pies that she has changed her business to focus more

March 21, 2017
Island sheep farmers milking their way into cheese and yogurt market
A couple in North Rustico, P.E.I. is going back to their family roots to create a new line of cheese more

March 13, 2017
New vegan cheese 'flying off the shelves' in P.E.I.
Love cheese, but trying to stick to a plant-based or vegan diet? Newly-minted P.E.I. foodpreneur more

March 8, 2017
New Leaf Essentials East brings new jobs to Slemon Park
The Charlottetown Rural High School graduate has created New Leaf Essentials East. more

February 23, 2017
Marouns Garlic Paste wins $30,000
Island food entrepreneur, Ryan Abdallah, wins the 2016-17 Food Xcel program! more

SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTERS
Sign up today for industry news, events and more.

News