This year, Essex Labs decided to celebrate National Pie Day on January 23rd. Not to be confused with Pi Day on March 14th, which celebrates the mathematical constant, Pie Day is all about celebrating the dessert itself.

To mark the occasion, we held a competition inviting anyone who wanted to participate to bring in a pie (either homemade or store-bought) to be judged by the entire staff.  We had five entries in total.

Pie Day Contestants

Voting began during the first person’s lunch break and continued for about two hours.  After a rush of last-minute votes, a winner was determined, and it was… a tie!

The winning desserts were the Pineapple Cream Pie with Graham Cracker Crust and the Olympic Mint Oreo Cheesecake Pie (featuring the Essex Logo on top and using our own Mint as an ingredient!).

Pineapple Cream Pie

Mint Oreo Cheesecake

In addition to receiving official recognition and a small prize, one of our winners was given a unique opportunity:  the chance to throw a pie in the face of our new Operations Manager!

The Winners Pie (in the face)

Newly Minted Operations Manager Emily

Although unconventional, this event showcases our company culture and spirit.  At Essex Labs, we know how to have fun!

~Justin Judd