A cheeky little mid week bonus episode this week from the lovely Jane and Dave who left the NHS and the MET Police to show hospitality makes a great choice of career change…
So, have you heard the one about the nurse, the police officer and the award-winning pies? You’re about to.
Dave and Jane’s journey to what they now call ‘Pie Land’ was not conventional. It began when they bought a convenience store in Worcester, thinking it would be a nice retirement project after busy careers in the Met and NHS. But with 600 customers a day, and a hungry demand for Dave’s pork rolls and Jane’s chocolate Tiffin, retirement was put on hold. And a good thing too, because without that foundation, Hampshire would not be enjoying what is a growing selection of delicious pies – from steak and kidney to gluten-free egg, bacon and chorizo, which earned the couple the accolade of ‘Supreme Champion’ in the 2019 Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition.
Not bad for an operation that began, and has stayed, in the cellar of their home in South Sea. And that’s where I join them, at the end of a busy week producing 1000 pies….