If there is an American staple dessert practically everyone loves, even the picky ones, it’s a slice of pie. Whether you prefer warm and spicy pumpkin pie or more summery favorites like key lime pie, there is something for everyone. With pie, we long to celebrate birthdays, barbecues, and holidays surrounded by family and friends. For Heather, pies fuel memories of hot Pennsylvania summers baking with her grandmother, mother, and sisters. Even William voraciously ate his share of pies from Atlanta to Seattle to fully understand the rich tradition and affection for our beloved pastry. And now more than ever, we need and desire comfort and nostalgia. Through our American expat and international community, we have recognized how much we could all savor a “slice” of home. We continue our mission by simply making great seasonal pies as nothing says love more than a homemade pie.
Our core mission is creating a healthy AND delicious dessert that leaves a more sustainable footprint, mindful business choices, fast and friendly service, and promote healthy changes for our bodies, minds, and our planet.
A graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Heather created wedding cakes, chocolates, and pastries through her business, HHDesserts in Atlanta. She has garnered over 20 gold medals in competitions and has appeared on Food Network, Cooking Channel, as well as, Top Chef: Just Desserts on Bravo. Through Dobla USA, Heather met William and together moved to the Netherlands in 2018.
William worked as Pastry Chef at the Michelin star Restaurant Chapeau and Duin and Kruidberg Country Estate. In 2011, he also won the Design Award at the Dutch Pastry Cup and noteworthy, prepared the wedding cake for celebrated Dutch DJ Armin Van Buuren. Through Dobla USA in Atlanta, immersing in work and travel led William to ultimately fall in love with our history, culture, and cuisine.