This Rocks

Joined Sep 4, 2016
Hi All

My name SchoolShoe, I have been a NSW Australian chef for the last 20 years. 

I have just moved to the upper Hunter NSW, Which is famous for wine and food production. 

My goal is to start a Pie Empire. Encompassing my past 20 years of fine dining and drive for excellence into a very simple product.

I just found this site today and would just like to say hello.

All that love the pie and all its glory, i beckon thee.

 Any who take the time to help me in my quest to uncover the holy grail of pie... I thank 

I'm head chef at Nighting gale wines in broke NSW Australia if your in the area stop in and say hi.


School Shoe 

AKA Big Al
Joined Jan 17, 2015
Hello to you too Big All and welcome to the forum! I LOVE pies and wish I could try some of yours. Good luck with building an empire

Joined Jan 31, 2012
Welcome to cheftalk Al.
I happen to think about pies a lot, very versatile and universally appealing. You didnt mention what type but if I was going to make a name for myself in pies, I would offer a line of both sweet and savory specialty pies, and make them as unusual, or even never been done before, as possible. With the goal of bringing in clientele
from all over.

Theres a single, established donut shop in my area, (and donuts are VERY competitive here) that makes one of a kind, filled donuts in addition to a regular line.
And people travel in from 2 or 3 states away to enjoy his unique donuts. Thats what I'M talkin' 'bout!
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