Broadway Grand Rapids

Baked from the Heart Pie Contest

Broadway Grand Rapids announces Waitress, the national Broadway tour coming to Grand Rapids in April 2019, will conduct a local search for the most creative pie recipe, like Jenna’s signature pies. As pie is a key ingredient to the storytelling of the show, we are seeking creative pie recipes that mimic Jenna’s whimsical recipes.

Bakers may submit their most creative, whimsical pie recipe—the kind of recipe that expresses your hopes, dreams, fears or frustrations, something baked right from the heart.

The top three finalist recipes will be chosen and notified on Friday, April 19. Celebrity judges will choose the winning recipe during a taste-testing conducted on EightWest on WOOD TV, Thursday, April 25.

The Grand Prize winner’s recipe will be featured as an insert in the official Waitress cookbook. The winner will also be featured on the Broadway Grand Rapids social channels and Waitress social channels as well as receive 4 tickets to opening night on Tuesday, April 30.  

Each pie must be made from scratch and contain at least a bottom crust.

Official Rules Baked from the Heart: Waitress Pie Contest (PDF)

Learn more about the national Broadway tour of Waitress

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