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Holy Innocents' Episcopal School Interview: A Conversation with Amanda Wilbanks

Amanda Wilbanks, founder of Southern Baked Pie Company, recently sat down with Emma Frank, a senior reporter from Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, to discuss the journey of starting Southern Baked Pie, her unique approach to hiring young, motivated, and driven students, and the exciting future of the company, including plans for franchising.

In the interview, Amanda shared the story of how her passion for baking and her grandmother's pie recipes inspired her to start Southern Baked Pie Company. From humble beginnings in her own kitchen, Amanda's dedication to quality and taste has grown Southern Baked Pie into a beloved brand known for its delicious pies made from scratch.

One of the key aspects of Southern Baked Pie's success has been Amanda's commitment to hiring young, motivated, and driven students. She believes in giving them the opportunity to learn valuable skills and gain hands-on experience in a real-world setting. "I've always been passionate about supporting young people and helping them reach their full potential," Amanda said. "I've seen firsthand how a job at Southern Baked Pie can be a transformative experience for these students."

Looking to the future, Amanda is excited about the possibility of franchising Southern Baked Pie Company. "We've had so much success in our current locations, and I believe that franchising is the next step in our growth," she shared. "I'm confident that our unique approach to baking and our commitment to quality will resonate with franchisees and customers alike."

WHIS Newscast 02-29-24 from WHIS News on Vimeo.


Southern Baked Pie Company is more than just a bakery; it's a testament to the power of passion, hard work, and a commitment to excellence. As Amanda continues to inspire young people and expand her business, the future looks brighter than ever for Southern Baked Pie.

If you're interested in joining our team, or would like to open a Southern Baked Pie location as a franchisee, please send us your resume at


Thank you to Holy Innocents' Episcopal School for the opportunity to share our story. Stay tuned for more updates from Southern Baked Pie Company as we continue to expand and delight pie lovers everywhere.

Southern Baked Pie does not own the rights to this video, and is credited back to Holy Innocents' Episcopal School.