The Local Leader:
Sarah Curtis-Fawley-Owner and Culinary Director, Pacific Pie Company
Sarah Curtis-Fawley is the founder, Owner and Culinary Director of Pacific Pie Company in Portland, OR. Pacific Pie handcrafts sweet and savory pies using amazing local ingredients and old-school techniques. Pacific Pie is very committed to working closely with family farmers to source the best seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as pasture raised beef, lamb, and pork.Before founding Pacific Pie with her husband Chris, Sarah worked as a criminologist and policy analyst. Sarah’s lifelong passion for food and Chris’ longing for the meat pies of his native Australia sparked the idea for Pacific Pie. The couple began by selling pies at local farmer’s markets in 2009, and today the business has grown to include a busy Portland restaurant (with a second location opening November 2013), a growing wholesale business, a catering division, and a popular series of pie making classes. Pacific Pie has been featured on the Food Network, the Cooking Channel, and in the LA Times, the Huffington Post, and other national and international publications. Sarah was active with the Portland Chefs Collaborative starting in 2010, was chosen as its leader in 2012.
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