Winning recipe: The Pie Lab in Kent took top honors for its strawberry pie at National Pie Championships in Orlando,Fla., May 5-6. From left are Natalie Lawyer, head baker; Susan Fergason, owner and operator of Pie Lab; and chef Marie Price, who won honorable mention for her nectarine almond pie. COURTESY PHOTO

Winning recipe: The Pie Lab in Kent took top honors for its strawberry pie at National Pie Championships in Orlando,Fla., May 5-6. From left are Natalie Lawyer, head baker; Susan Fergason, owner and operator of Pie Lab; and chef Marie Price, who won honorable mention for her nectarine almond pie. COURTESY PHOTO

Sweet success: Pie Lab wins blue ribbon at nationals

Pie Lab in Kent won best strawberry pie in the independent retail bakery category at the American Pie Council’s National Pie Championships in Orlando, Fla., May 5-6.

“It is very humbling to be recognized on this level,” said Susan Fergason, owner and operator of Pie Lab. “I was honestly going to learn and see what others were doing, but it is amazing to come home with a blue ribbon. That strawberry pie is my family recipe, and the one I won my first baking award with, the neighborhood dessert contest.

“It was an honor also to meet so many fantastic people that were passionate about pie.”

In addition, chef Marie Price took home second in the professional baker’s fruit and nut category for her nectarine almond pie. Head baker Natalie Lawyer won the pie crimping competition.

Other competitors include Shari’s, Cyrus O’ Leary’s Pies, and Baker’s Square in the commercial divisions.

The event was covered on the Food Network and CBS Sunday morning.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@kentreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.kentreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Business

t
Downtown Kent business suffers major damage after attempted break in

Pawn Express employee calls it ‘traumatic’ to be crime victim after driver rams truck into store

t
Best Western in Kent receives honors at company convention

Plaza by the Green meets levels of quality, guest satisfaction and dedication to the brand standards

t
Puget Law Group opens Kent office; sponsors Thunderbirds

Kent becomes sixth location of firm that started in 2013

t
Krusteaz Company plant in Kent finds the right mix

Facility makes mixes for pancakes, muffins, cornbread, cookies and other products

t
Best of Kent 2022: Vote today for your local favorites

Welcome to the voting round of the Best of Kent 2022! Vote… Continue reading

t
A new look to the busy Kent corner where REI once stood

Two blue and white industrial buildings, open green space occupy spot

t
Tukwila’s Continental Mills changes name to The Krusteaz Company

Decision made in honor of 90th anniversary of brand; company has Kent manufacturing facility

t
Boeing plans to stay in Kent but presence remains smaller

Company once employed over 5,000; now employs about 1,000 after large property sales

t
Kent-based Blue Origin to help find future space workforce

Named to work with White House’s National Space Council

Courtesy Image, BBB
Kent small business finalist for BBB Torch Awards in Washington

JLT Web Solutions up against four other companies

t
Art Oberto dies at age 95; helped build success of snack sausage company

Company in 1978 moved headquarters to Kent from Seattle

File photo
Medical debt lawsuit against Providence now includes collection agencies

Agencies violated the Collection Agency Act and Consumer Protection Act, according to attorney general.