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)
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