Pieminister & UKharvest Want You To Eat A Pie To Give A Pie This Summer.

Pieminister has launched three new pies to refresh summer pub menus bid to help UKHarvest ‘nourish our nation’.  For every summer special ordered from Pieminister, the award-winning pie makers will donate another pie to UKHarvest through a joint initiative they’re calling A Pie for a Pie.  UKHarvest distributes good quality food to UK charities and Pieminister has pledged to donate 10,000 pies to them to help provide much needed nourishment to those who need it the most.

The three summer specials are available to order until the Autumn and like all Pieminister’s award winning classics (available all year), they are made in their Bristol kitchens using British, responsibly-sourced ingredients.

Mexicow: a chilli con carne pie made with British beef, beer & Cheddar

Thai Chook: a Thai green curry pie made with free range British chicken pie

Feta Attraction: a vegetarian feta, spinach, chickpea & squash pie with pine nuts & sun-dried tomato

To order some today or to find out more, call Pieminister’s sales team on 0117 950 4567 (sales@pieminister.co.uk).

The pies are delivered fresh and chilled with a minimum eight-day shelf life and freeze well too.  They look and taste great on their own but also work well with a wide range of summery sides, such as slaws, fries, salads and sauces.

Pieminister can also advise any new and existing licensed-trade customers who are considering holding their own cider or beer festival.  With nearly 15 years’ experience serving pies at events of all styles and sizes, they know they’re the perfect accompaniment to a summer pint.  Simple to heat and serve, the pies can be hot-held for up to four hours.  The pie makers can also supply mash, peas and gravy as well as their famous take away boxes and cutlery; ideal for summer eating in a pub garden.

Jon Simon, Pieminister Co-founder and MD said,

“A Pie for a Pie might just be the tastiest, easiest way to help others this summer.  We have pledged to donate 10,000 pies to UKHarvest so that they can feed even more people with good quality food.  To help us reach this target, all you need to do is add the pies to your menu for your customers to enjoy this summer.  It’s that simple!  Supporting ‘A Pie for a Pie’ means helping UKHarvest on their mission to eliminate hunger and food waste in the UK, while delighting your customers with something new.”

Yvonne Thomson, CEO UKHarvest said,

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Pieminister. Their support will enable us to deliver more nutritional meals to the charities we work with every day, feeding thousands of people in need.”

Pieminister is a family business that strives to be as responsible and ethical as possible.  Every summer Pieminister launches a campaign in support of a chosen charity.  In recent years, Pieminister has funded 30 farms in Western Kenya for Send a Cow, planted a Pieminister forest of over 57,000 trees in Northern Malawi and raised over £5,000 for Shelter, the Housing & Homelessness Charity.  Pieminister also supports hundreds of local and national initiatives, donating over 20,000 pies to good causes in 2016 as part of their on-going ‘Little Acts of Pie-ness’.

The family business has also made it their policy to always source their ingredients responsibly.  Pieminister is the only national pie company to always use free range British meat and holds three Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards as a result.  They also make excellent Vegetarian Society Approved meat free pies and their gluten free pies (officially the best Free From pies in Britain according to the British Pie Awards) are certified by the Coeliac Society.  And as if that’s not enough reason to add them to the menu, every single Pieminister Classic is a Great Taste Award winner.