Friday, February 25, 2011
We would be nothing without our beloved baker manager, Cat Wilcox. Seattlest took a moment to ask Cat a few questions about how she got to this point in her life, and what inspires her...
"According to High 5 Pie owner Dani Cone, "when it comes to pie, everyone has a story." For Cat Wilcox, that story took place outside Portland, when she visited an uncle at the age of nine or ten. The South Texas native visited a U-pick blueberry farm on the outskirts of town, where she was introduced to a magical world where she could pick and eat blueberries on the spot, and then take them home to make a fresh fruit pie. "The only farms in the south are cotton farms," she says. Today, Wilcox is the bakery manager at High 5 Pie; she need only take a bus or quick stroll to get her hands on fresh fruits and vegetables for the dozens of pies she helps create.
Wilcox grew up in Corpus Christi, where she spent most of her life baking for fun. "My mother wasn't a cook, so I remember making pies for Thanksgiving," she explains. Since no real fruit orchards exist in Texas, Wilcox doesn't have any recollections of eating any fruit pies as a child, even the American favorite, apple."
Read the whole article here.