Deke Kotrla worked in IT for 13 years in various locations including McMurdo Station, Antarctica before discovering the savoury pie in New Zealand. Embracing the food truck revolution, he partnered with his friend Casey to bring the savoury pie to Seattle.
Casey has been in the kitchen for over seven years. He studied at the Texas Culinary Academy. He worked at the Driskell Hotel in the pastry kitchen, the cafe, and as a bread baker. In 2007, he moved to Seattle and worked at Julia's Bakery as the Assistant Manager. He worked for the Tom Douglas Bakery for just under two years.
Casey and Deke started the 314 Pie food truck in November of 2012 with the generous support of 300 backers on our Kickstarter Project. Take a look at the video below that started it all.