Pie Social

Pie Social 2017: Here's The Celebrity Chef Lineup

2015 Pie Social: Dusty Sullivan of Benedict's made classic cherry pie.
2015 Pie Social: Dusty Sullivan of Benedict's made classic cherry pie. Melissa Fossum

Get excited, Phoenix, because we've got some big pie news to share: the lineup for the eighth annual Pie Social, co-sponsored by Roosevelt Row and Phoenix New Times, to be held at Margaret T. Hance Park at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 19.

We've got returning chefs/pie purveyors and some new ones, too. Here goes:

Dean Thomas, Cornish Pasty Co.
Marissa Alvarez, Cocina 10 at Crescent Ballroom
Omei Eagleridger, Fry's Cooking School
Dean Thomas, Cornish Pasty Co.
Gallo Blanco
Adam Allison, Handlebar Diner
Tamara Stanger, Helio Basin Brewing Co.
Monique Rossingol, The Herb Box
Joseph Hobson, Jobot
Holly Heizenrader, MacAlpine’s Diner & Soda Fountain
Crystal Kass, Phoenix Public Market Café
Dana Dumas, SugarJam
Country Velador, Super Chunk at New Wave Market
Virginia Senior, Urban Beans
Casey Hopkins, Welcome Chicken + Donuts
Claudia Lopez, Wildflower Bread Company


Even if you don't qualify for the celebrity chef category, there's room for all. Community bakers can bring two pies (no meat or dairy, please) and get five tasting tickets in exchange. Tasting tickets will be sold for $15 for five. Proceeds from this year's event will benefit Phoenix Union Bioscience High School, Arizona School for the Arts, Hance Park Conservancy, and Roosevelt Row CDC.

This post has been updated from its original version.



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