Pie making has always been a tradition in my family. Our recipes were passed down from my great grandmother, to my nana and then to my mom Mamie, who taught me how to make their delicious New England pies. I loved how my mother would take her leftover pieces of homemade crust, brush them with melted butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and bake them right along with her pies. This was my reward for a day of pie making.
Two years ago, I made my grandmother's apple pies as a fundraiser for my daughter's high school dance. The response was overwhelming, and I soon knew that I had to bring a little taste of New England to the Bay Area and Mamie’s Pies was launched!
Mamie’s Pies is Kara’s passion project that has now turned into a large-scale operation. Mamie’s has received widespread recognition, including being honored as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things in the August 2017 issue of Oprah Magazine.
Kara’s first passion project is her family. As a single mom of 3, Kara’s children Kiki, Cameron and Griffin have been right by her side from the beginning. The late nights cutting apples in the kitchen and traveling to tasting demos throughout the Bay Area, to helping out at home when mom was on the road. This has truly been and continues to be a team effort. For Kara, family is everything.
Kara’s ultimate vision is to bring the homemade taste of New England into every home. It’s as easy as PIE!
Peter is a graduate of Syracuse University, having earned his BA in Spanish Language, Literature and Culture. After a number of years in the insurance industry, Peter returned to school, earning his Juris Doctorate at Brooklyn Law School.
After over two decades serving various clients with their legal troubles, Peter was introduced to Mamie's Pies Founder Kara Romanik and decided that serving people pie could be more compelling than solving legal problems. Peter now works with Kara to make sure the pies are made, shipped and get to the tables of Mamie's customers.
Peter has been happily married to his college sweetheart Meme for almost 30 years. They have two children in high-school, Hannah and James. Peter and his family love the Bay Area and are involved in various philanthropic interests, love to travel, and of course, EAT PIE!
Maggie is a graduate of Duke University and has been working in the field of Marketing and Operations since 2009.
She is an independent Marketing and Operations consultant, specializing in scaling corporate B2C and B2B marketing programs, including customer acquisition and retention, lead generation and affiliate marketing.
Maggie met Kara in June through Kara’s daughter, Kiki, and she fell in love with Kara’s energy, passion and mission to bring homemade pocket pies into people’s lives. Maggie took one bite of Kara’s cherry pocket pies and has never looked back! The future is pie.