Saturday, 29 August 2015

Meet the Pie-ducer: Dee from Dee’s Pies

One of the things we really enjoy on the Pierate Ship is meeting the guys and girls up and down the land who make the pies that we really enjoy eating. As such we’re creating a new “Meet the Pie-ducer” series of interviews, where we lift the lid on those who are looking to piefect their trade…


Dee’s Pies

Owner: Dee Whooley
Based: London
Sells in: Shops and markets in London


Dee has a strong history of working in some top pie kitchens across London, including as chef in the Punch Tavern where we have very much enjoyed the pies we’ve rated there. While he left there a few years ago, we’re sure the work Dee did there is still bearing fruit (or highly rated pies) many years on, judging by how high the current pies there still rate! However Dee has not looked back since starting up his pie business in 2012, which became a full time business around the start of 2014.

Dee's Pies Chicken and Chorizo Pie Review
Dee's Pies Chicken and Chorizo Pie
Selling his ware on the streets of London at various markets, particularly in central to south-west London, as well as supplying a number of pubs, delis and butchers in that area, Dee reckons he makes about 750-1,000 pies a week in his London kitchen. He employs Jo as his marketer, organiser and social media worker, alongside other staff to help in the kitchen and on the market stalls he sells at.

Some of his pielights include the numerous Great Taste awards he has won and setting up a Pie Club which rotates around various Kingston pubs and provides a selection of his pies to the public. Dee is regularly updating his range of pies, not afraid to try out different flavour combinations and with a very impressive range available. However there are some classics regularly on his menu, including the steak and ale.

Add to that list of awards now the Pierate Highly Recommended pies we’ve rated and it’s clear that Dee is onto a winner with this pie business! Dee says his aim is to double pie production in the next 12 months, which sounds great to us! Let’s hope he continues to earn his crust through pies for the foreseeable future!

RankPie ProducerPie FlavourScoreBy
1
Dee's PiesChicken and Chorizo
6.3
RAS
2
Dee's PiesPeppered Steak
6.15
RAS
3
Dee's PiesChampagne Chicken
6.04
RAS
4
Dee's PiesEnglish Breakfast
5.79
RAS
5
Dee's PiesMushroom and Asparagus (V)
4.86
RAS
Click for all Dee's Pie Reviews.


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