We are Proper Pie Co. and we are bringing the savory pie to RVA!
Hi there! Nikki from Proper Pie Co. here. Some of you out there might have heard of us, but for those that haven’t, or don’t know what we consider to be a proper pie; it is a delicious savory-style pie common in regions of the world like New Zealand and Australia. It’s a hand-sized, hand-held, handmade meat and/or veggie pie that can serve as a snack or a meal. Our goal is to bring that kind of pie to this part of the world, Richmond, Virginia.
It’s a crucial time and our goal for opening is just over a month away. There are still a few more major purchases to make, and commercial kitchen equipment is certainly not cheap. Plus, we need the most important part: ingredients! So we are reaching out to ask for your help.
Quite a number of folks have approached us and asked how they could help, and would we please do a Kickstarter campaign so that they could contribute? It feels a bit strange to be asking for money, but we hope you will think of it as contributing to your future happiness through PIE! Plus you will have the gratification of knowing that you helped make a dream become a reality for two very grateful people (and also, you get cool stuff!)
We really can’t wait to get our doors open and do what we do best, serve up some delicious pies with a smile! (And if you’re lucky Neil will call you mate and charm you with his kiwi accent!)
About Team NN:
Neil comes from New Zealand, but has spent the better part of the last 10 years traveling all over the place. Since moving away, besides missing his family and friends, he has really been pining for a taste of home. Back in New Zealand, if the pie craving struck, it would be easy to grab a pie just about anywhere. Not so much in this neck of the woods! However, it just so happens that Neil is a seriously great chef, and so has decided to take matters into his own hands.
Pretty much since the day we met, we have been talking about someday opening a place of our own. We’ve both been in the food business for quite some time, and so after 6 years of talking about it, we are finally making the leap. We’re going to open a pie shop of course! Over the last year, we’ve been working on perfecting our pie crusts and fillings to make our pies truly proper, and have had some great feedback from some very important pie-tasters (thanks guys!)
We have found a great location in Richmond’s historic Church Hill neighborhood, right near the corner of 25th and Broad, and we are hard at work turning it into a pie shop. We are working with a pretty small budget (and the help of some amazing friends and family--you know who you are and we love you!) and turning a virtually empty space into a commercial kitchen is no small task. But, we’re getting close. We have been madly searching for and buying the equipment that we need (most of which we’ve gotten used to make our dollars stretch as far as they can). We are priming and painting and wiring and plumbing and building and cleaning and ALL the other things that go along with an endeavor such as this. There are just so many things to think about and do!
Thank you so much for backing us, please help us spread the word! In the meantime, keep it Proper! xox
**Pie awards must be picked up at the shop. At this point we cannot ship pies.**
***Also, please add extra for any international shipping. And if you're overseas, or just far away, let's discuss some options to make you happy!***
****Special thanks to Daniel Wrightson for his famous and fabulous voice talents! (We're so lucky he's our brother-in-law!)****
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pledged of $15,000 goal
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Aug 31, 2012 - Sep 25, 2012 (25 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Not only will you receive our undying gratitude, but also a punch on your very own Frequent Pie-er card! (Hey look at that! You're already one step closer to a free PIE!) Plus, a big hug when you come visit us! (but you would probably get that anyway...)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $10 or more
You will get not just eternal thanks and a punch on your Frequent Pie-er card, but an awesome orange and white Proper Pie Bic Clic pen to write all your love letters or to jot down your favorite pie flavors (pretty much the same thing though, right?) and also, wait for it, a FREE classic pie!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $25 or more
You're going to get all that stuff (extreme appreciation, a punch on your Frequent Pie-er card, a pen, a classic pie) AND a Proper pint glass or coffee mug filled with a delicious beverage! (Careful not to slosh it on yourself in all the excitement!) *Pies must be picked up at the pie shop, at this time we cannot ship actual pies. For all other items please add $10 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Ok, now you're cooking with gas. You will receive our ceaseless admiration, a punch on your Frequent Pie-er card, an awesome clicky pen, AND a Proper Meal Ticket. What's that? Well that, my friends, is a pie, a side and a drink (and you get to walk away with your drinking vessel; either pint glass or mug) PLUS a Proper T-shirt! Woot! *Pies must be picked up at the pie shop, at this time we cannot ship actual pies. For all other items please add $10 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Yup, you guessed it. You're gonna receive heaps of love, a punch on your Frequent Pie-er card, the clicky pen, and not one but TWO Proper Meal Tickets and TWO Proper Ts! Think of it as date-night on Kickstarter and spread the love! *Pies must be picked up at the pie shop, at this time we cannot ship actual pies. For all other items please add $10 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Well, in this instance we would bestow upon you our utmost adoration, as well as the punch on your Frequent Pie-er card, the pen that not only looks good, but feels good in your hand, and two Proper T-shirts; but ALSO a Proper Picnic for 6. We'll pack you a basket with both savory and sweet pies, some sides, some drinks (and a little surprise!) and send you off to lay in the grass somewhere and ponder how much better things are with a Proper Pie in your hand! *Pies must be picked up at the pie shop, at this time we cannot ship actual pies.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Well, you know we love you, but besides that, you'll get the punch on your Frequent Pie-er card, the orange and white pen, two Proper pint glasses (or mugs! or one of each!) two Proper T-shirts, a BAKER'S DOZEN of classic pies (that's lucky 13!) PLUS you get to choose a flavor of pie for us to make and we'll keep it on the menu for at least a week (and perhaps even longer if its a hit!!) Do you have a pie that your great Aunt Agnes used to make that you have been missing? Or perhaps an idea for a pie that no one has ever thought of before? *disclaimer: Pie flavors have to be within reason folks. No mud pies, you get that, right? **Pies must be picked up at the pie shop, at this time we cannot ship actual pies.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (13 of 13 left)
Guess what? You are not only going to get massive kudos, a punch on your Frequent Pie-er card, and the awesome clicky pen, but a private cooking class for two! Let me tell you, Neil is a veritable fount of knowledge when it comes to food, and pie = the best kind of food! Along with the class (and of course you get to take home what you make) you'll get two Proper pint glasses (or mugs), two Proper T-shirts, two limited edition Proper aprons, AND you decide the pie of the month! (and yet again, even longer if it's a hit!!) *disclaimer: Pie flavors have to be within reason folks. No mud pies, you get that, right? **Pies must be picked up at the pie shop, at this time we cannot ship actual pies.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $1,500 or more
1 backer Limited (12 of 13 left)
Seriously? You ROCK! And we want you to know just how much, so we are going to give you a punch on your Frequent Pie-er card, a Proper pen, 2 Proper pint glasses, 2 Proper T-shirts, a baker's dozen of classic pies, AND a Proper Pie Party for you and 12 of your closest pie-loving friends! The party will include both savory and sweet pies, sides, and drinks! (We will have to arrange it for a day the shop will be closed so you can have the whole place to yourself--details to be discussed...) But for real? We can't thank you enough.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013