ABOUTTHE PIE MAKERS
AFTER 30+ Years In BAKERY
WE HAVE BEEN
AROUND THE BLOCK A FEW TIMES…
Jonathan, British pastry chef extraordinaire, used his decades of experience to develop a steady stream of irresistible pastry treats. He remembered the meat pies his mother made and it’s in that first bite of one of his pies, we are transported to our grandmother’s table again. Mmmm delicious!
Thea brings on the fun when you approach the food truck or the market stall. She’s everywhere, talking to everyone and always has a smile to share. She loves getting to know people and finding out what they like. She made sure their food truck was so attractive and intriguing that people just had to approach it. Jon’s pastries sell themselves, once a person tastes them. Thea makes sure that happens.
The Avis Team’s dedication to excellence is the deep root of their success. Their entrepreneurial spirit thrives on that foundation.
And now Meghan – their daughter has joined the team – fulfilling Jonathan’s dream of leaving her a successful company.
Jonathan and Thea Avis have been in the Food Industry for over 30 years, both in Retail Bakery shops and Wholesale Manufacturing. In 2014, they decided to develop a new concept in the casual dining experience by perfecting meat pie recipes from parts of Canada, Britain and the former colonies. Meat Street Pies was born. It started with a mobile Food Truck and has now morphed into a downtown market location.
Jonathan died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2020, but ‘set us up for success’ as Meghan likes to tell their customers. Christopher – their second son lives close by and helps out with plumbing, electrical, mechanical issues that are bigger than Meghan and Thea are able to tackle.
Their eldest son, Rob and family moved to a farm just south of Edmonton – and when available is the source of the grass fed / grass finished beef that we put into the meat pies. Thea’s grateful for the support the kids offer – cuz Jon’s absence has left a big void.
So it continues to be a family run operation with a lot of help from the wonderful Teresa – who won master chef status in the Philippines before coming to Canada to be a Canadian.