We are Richard and Isabelle, we have been happily married for 20 years, we have 3 awesome children and live in beautiful Northumberland County.
In 2011, we were fortunate enough to be part of the team at the exclusive Norman Hardie winery and vineyard in Hillier, P. E.C. There, we were trained by 3 wonderful chefs from esteemed restaurants: Chef Rocco of Pizzaria Libretto's, Daniel Usher of Ortolan Toronto as well as David Mattachioni of Mattachioni Restaurant & previously at Terroni's They taught us how to make Neapolitan style thin crust pizza.
We always wanted to have a business together, something that would help teach our children work-ethics, support local farmers, create community working positions and grow something that we really enjoy sharing with as a family.
After such a great experience at the winery, meeting fantastic people, we realized we really love baking pizzas in the wood oven and making people happy with our food, so why not take it to the road ? And why not do it in style! We found a pristine 1938 Chevy Maple Leaf flat-bed truck, we had it outfitted with a copper wood fired oven built in Skowhegan, Maine and there it was - Vintage Pizza Pie Company was born in July of 2013 ! Our first event was at Cobourg Waterfront festival and we sold out every day :-)
We cater events (from May 1st to first week of October only) in these regions: Northumberland County, Haldimand Township, Peterborough area, Durham Region, Hope township, Rice lake area and Part of Prince Edward County (please inquire as PEC is large area & we only cater some of this area). We will travel farther for larger events, please inquire through our catering and contact us page. Please contact us for details about catering through our contact us page! (The Gertrude gets put away after the second week of October for the winter months)
Check out where we will be next on "our next public events" Check us at work on this video below:
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