Pie Social

Pie Social 2014: Call for Celebrity Chef Entries

It's September, people. The candy corn's been on the shelves for weeks, ditto for pumpkin beer -- and it's almost time for pie.

Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row are hosting the fifth annual Pie Social on Saturday, November 15 from 2 to 5 at the "What Should Go Here" Pop Up Park at 2nd Street and Roosevelt.

And we're looking for celebrity chefs.

See also: 9 Tips for Making the Best Pie Ever

As in years past, we will have a category for "celebrity" bakers and one for community bakers. If you prepare your pies in a commercial kitchen (and can prove it), you can enter the celebrity category. If not, no worries -- you can still enter in the community category.

(Note: The county makes the rules, not us, folks -- so we apologize in advance for any disappointment, but we don't have any wiggle room on this one.)

CELEBRITY BAKERS: You will need to bring 15 pies, along with someone (like you) with a food handler's license to serve. This year, dairy and meat fillings will be allowed and we'll have ice to keep them cool. You'll be responsible for the heat -- we'll have electrical hook-ups.

COMMUNITY BAKERS: Two pies per entry, and we'll have ice to keep things cool.

Your two pies will get you five tasting tickets, OR you can buy five tasting tickets for $10. The event will benefit the Bioscience Arts and Green Shovel clubs.

More details on the event will be coming soon, but for now we are looking for celebrity bakers to enter! (Community bakers, you just need to show up.)

If you'd like to enter -- or you have more questions -- please email Phoenix New Times Editorial Assistant Heather Hoch at [email protected]

CELEBRITY BAKERS MUST ENTER BY NO LATER THAN 5 P.M. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, TO GUARANTEE A SPOT IN THE CONTEST.

We are limited to 20 celebrity chefs and spots are first come, first served.

Stay tuned for more details about activities and other details.

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