We began in 2001 committed to making the best choices for ourselves, our customers, and our planet. We strive daily towards our mission to:
- Prepare fresh and tasty food
- Operate with sustainable business practices
- Buy from local and organic producers and
- Collaborate with others to meet community needs
We donate 50 cents
from all HIP Pies sold to
Craig was a school chef and entrepreneur. He had previously owned a pizzashop on Cape Cod and was looking to sell pizzas as a fundraising product. Bob was a social worker with a green thumb and green ideals,and was looking for a place to sell his organic produce. When the two met in T’ai Chi class, sparks flew and ideas grew, and a business was born! In 2001, Hillside Pizza officially began as a fundraising operation at the Venture Center in Greenfield, a community kitchen run by the Franklin County Community Development Corporation in Greenfield.
In December 2006, driven by popular demand, our South Deerfield location opened as a restaurant and processing facility for our fundraisers, wholesale and catering enterprises. Since then, we have opened two more restaurants and fundraising bases in Hadley (2009) and Bernardston (2012).
As Hillside Pizza continues to grow and change, we still operate with a unique business mentality where “the bottom line” really isn’t the bottom line. We are proud of our efforts and accomplishments and so thankful to share our success with our restaurant patrons, fundraising partners, wholesale and fundraising customers, and catering clients.