Friday, April 29, 2011

Team Member Wanted!

High 5 Pie is hiring!

Come join our team of pie slinging, coffee loving, people pleasing baristas! We're looking for someone with barista or food-server experience who is fun and friendly, has open weekend availability, truly enjoys customer service and is ok with early morning (5am!) hours.

Please e-mail your resume and a short cover letter to


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

...In Which We Keep Looking Forward.

Because really, why look back?

The winds of change have blown through here at High 5, unleashing a Pievolution and creating a hunger not only in our bellies, but in our hearts. Fillings were put under the microscope, tweaked, tasted, shared, talked about, tweaked again and married with our even-better-than-before dough. Talk about a match made in heaven! No really, let's talk about it ;)

These last few weeks at High 5 have been a wonderful journey. Challenging yes, but wonderful nonetheless. We can't tell you how great it feels to roll out changes and get back the response we've been receiving from the most important group of people: Our amazing customers. We went through some incredibly humbling times, listened to feedback, had some trial and error and then a breakthrough that wouldn't have been possible if we didn't have the best customers on the planet.

Thank YOU, Jennings Family! We hope Kitty left you some ;)!

You make our bakers so happy with tweets like these! It tells us that we're doing something right and that we are headed in a great direction. Not only do our bakers appreciate your feedback, but our baristas do as well!

Rockstar baristas, another one of our specialties.

This is why we do what we do. Because we love pie and love sharing it with people. We love talking about it, sharing secrets, trying new things and making something for you to share with loved ones. So from the bottom of our pie-loving hearts, thank you so much. YOU are the reason we are here, why we keep on evolving and why we have no plans on going anywhere but up!

Pievolution isn't over. It's just beginning.

The High 5 Pie family

Friday, April 22, 2011

...In Which I Get Sappy for a Minute

So I'm not sure if you've heard, but there's a Pievolution happening today. Well, I guess you could say it's been happening for weeks, but today is the unveiling. The unveiling of weeks of trial and error, blood, sweat and tears and fierce commitment from the best group of people I've ever had the pleasure to be around and work with.

A few of my team members in their natural habitat.

You see, I joined the High 5 family over the summer at a time when I really needed a change. Well, not only a change but I needed something good to happen. I was looking for something fun and challenging, something I could put myself into and be proud of. My good friend Angeleana called me on a Saturday wondering if I was still looking for work and if I'd be interested in a part time job at High 5 Pie, making and baking and delivering pie treats to cafe's around Seattle. Um hello?? Of course I was interested, it's pie! Not only that but she had talked about her job before and it was one of those things where I would find myself completely filled with jealousy while listening to her. You could tell she loved her job and I wanted that too. Within days I met Dani and the rest of the High 5 team and found myself in the position that I thought would never happen. I had a job that I loved. Not many people can say that so I counted myself as one of the lucky ones.

Who wouldn't be proud to make treats like these?

So fast forward a few months and we were opening our own bakery in a beautiful space in Capitol Hill, hiring more team members and adding to our menu. A retail shop along with our wholesale business meant we'd be busier than ever. There was a lot of transition, a lot of learning and yep, some speed bumps along the way. We gained team members and watched some move on, got some great reviews and some rather lackluster ones, tried new things and succeeded...and as hard as it was to try something and fail, we did it anyway and we learned from it. I'm telling you, I've never met a group with so much heart.

I now find myself in the position of being a leader for my team and it is by far one of the biggest honors I've had in my life. This team cares so much about who we are and what we do that I've watched them pull together in these last weeks and offer help and support wherever it was needed. They come in every day with smiles on their faces and good energy and pour themselves into everything they do and I find that to be extremely commendable.

So we find ourselves here today, Pievolution day, and we serve up weeks of hard work and dedication and hope that you can taste, smell, see and feel all the love that has been poured into these amazing pies...and we hope you love them as much as we do. We thank all of you so much for sticking with us through these changes, being excited for us and giving us feedback when it's needed. We wouldn't have been able to do any of this without all of you and that support.

And to my awesome team: Dani, Anna, Angeleana, Stacy, Matt, Rachel, Addy, Iris, Kelsey and Ryan, you guys are amazing. Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication. I am so lucky to be a part of this team.


Keri Helen

Bakery Manager @ High 5 Pie, the best bakery on the planet

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Get your Easter pie on!

This Sunday is Easter, and High 5 Pie has a treat for you! Whether you call colored and decorated hard-boiled eggs "Easter Eggs", or "Spring Ovals", we know you're gonna love these festive vanilla cream pies! With hidden Nilla Wafer treasures in every bite, your taste buds will surely rise again!


Festive Vanilla Cream Pie Jars!

Vanilla Cream Peeps Pie!

Only available on Sunday, April 24th. Now taking special orders! Email inquiries to or come on down to the shop: 1400 12th Ave. | Seattle, WA 98122.

High 5 Pie + Unique Sweets = A Perfect Sunday Night

Hold onto your hats pie lovers, we've got some great news! This Sunday, April 24 2011 The Cooking Channel is rolling out their premier episode of Unique Sweets and it's all about pies. Now we LOVE pie so naturally we want to spread the word. Not only do we want to spread the word, we want to shout it from the rooftops, because your humble little Capitol Hill pie shop will be one of the few featured on this debut show!

We at High 5 Pie are incredibly excited and proud to be a part of this and we want to share this feeling with YOU! So this Sunday, stop on by and grab a flipside, a handful of pie pops or a slice to go. Get home, get comfy on the couch with your little slice of heaven and join us for the premier of Unique Sweets and be a part of the Pievolution!

Premiering Sunday, April 24th at 10:30pm ET/ 7:30pm PT - Check local listings for channel information.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

T minus 5 days...

...until Pievolution! Our team is getting pumped, are you?