We appreciate our generous community who showed up in great numbers to support Holiday Pie Mania 2013!
Pie Mania 2013 drew in nearly 600 visitors to taste the best pies Santa Fe has to offer, watch chef demonstrations, and purchase pie gift certificates at auction.
When the pie was gone and the kitchens were clean, we learned that the event raised $6,437 for The Food Depot! Wow! A great event for a great cause, and a great time was had by all!
Premier event features holiday pie tastings & demos by Santa Fe’s top chefs, raffles, and pie auction to benefit The Food Depot
Now in its second year, Holiday Pie Mania was created to offer the “pie-challenged” among us a blissful, guilt-free afternoon of tasting, selecting, and securing delicious pies made by local chefs for our holiday tables and gift-giving – all while helping a local food charity. In other words, you can have your pie and feed others too.
Holiday Pie Mania’s 2012 Santa Fe debut at Builders Source Appliance Gallery featured an array of talented chefs, attracted more than 500 pie lovers, and raised over $4,500 for The Food Depot. A lively auction of dozens of delectable pies, ranging from Banana Amaretto Chocolate Mousse to Pear Almond Cream to Pumpkin Green Chile, and a raffle of great prizes added to the fun.
This year, Holiday Pie Mania will once again feature top local chefs and bakers in each venue demonstrating how to make and bake their signature holiday pies. You can taste to your heart’s content and donate “a piece of the pie” to local food charities. The auctions again will be led by last year’s “Pie Piper” – Chef, Culinary Instructor, and Cookbook Author John Vollertsen, also known as Johnny Vee. Santa Fe’s Holiday Pie Mania welcomes as a guest chef “The Pie Lady of Pie Town,” Kathy Knapp, owner of the well-known Pie-O-Neer in Pie Town, NM.
Best of all, you can take your pies home with you or pick them up freshly baked in time for your Thanksgiving, Christmas or other winter holiday celebrations by making arrangements with each chef. As more than one participant discovered last year, pies also make ideal holiday and hostess gifts.
Holiday Pie Mania is created by Wings Media Network and hosted by Builders Source Appliance Gallery in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and El Paso, TX. For more information and tickets for all events, visit www.holidaypiemania.com.