Baked from the Heart: Waitress Pie Contest

Enter January 31 – February 14



The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces WAITRESS, on national tour coming to Pittsburgh in March 2018, 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 winner’s recipe will be featured as an insert in the official WAITRESS cookbook.  The winner will also be featured on the local market social channels and WAITRESS social channels. Three finalist recipes will be chosen and select celebrity judges will choose the winning recipe during a taste-testing conducted during a live locally broadcast television program.  

Submissions for the WAITRESS Pie Contest will be accepted online from Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.ET through Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.ET.  For more details about the Official Rules Baked from the Heart: WAITRESS Pie Contest, visit:


Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland).