That's right 40 years of perfection. The flaky crust and those delicious fillings of spicy beef, mild beef, curry chicken, jerk chicken and vegetable are absolutely delightful.
Since Hotpie opened its doors in 1986, it has continued in its mission to provide exceptional quality and an absolute authentic island flavor in its Jamaican Style Patties. It is to this pursuit that Hotpie attributes its success and its longevity in a competitive market.
President and founder Dennis Chung has been refining and perfecting Jamaican style patties for the better part of 38 years. Dennis graduated from the University of Toronto in 1968. He earned a bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. It was during his junior year that he decided to open the first Jamaican patty retail business in downtown Toronto, Canada named Mr. Spicee. It was in this little, downtown bakery where the famous Hotpie Jamaican style patty was created.
It was not until 1982, that Dennis moved his expertise to the United States and in May of 1986, Hotpie Inc. opened its doors to serve South Florida as its local market. For the next 20 years, Hotpie steadily grew by the ambition of one man.
In 2005, his two sons joined his side in the business. The oldest son, Paul earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the University of South Florida and went on to become a Senior Programmer Analyst for a telecom company, a credit card company, and a real estate law firm before joining Hotpie. Mark cut his college career short to join the US National Men’s Soccer Team and went on to play professional in the Major League Soccer from its inception in 1994 until retiring in 2005. He earned 5 MLS All Star Team appearances during his career with the teams Kansas City Wizards, the New York / New Jersey Metrostars, the Colorado Rapids and the San Jose Earthquakes.
Dennis’ keen sense of business and his faithfulness to the value of quality is what put Hotpie into a class unto itself. His vision, his determination and his experience are the ingredients to the success Hotpie has earned. Dennis’ sons, Mark and Paul have brought the spirit of competition and passion with an accomplished knowledge of corporate structure and strategic growth. They brought with them renewed energy and new ideas into Hotpie for which a 30% growth rate has been achieved every year since their arrival.
Hotpie has taken its product to the next level by removing all trans fat from its products while maintaining the same quality that all of their clients and customers have enjoyed throughout the years. Hotpie has served the Fort Lauderdale area, Miami and West Palm Beach for over 20 years.We have reached out outside our local market and are spreading across the country. Watch for us in products like Jamaica Makins, Island Joe's and, of course, Hotpie.
Hotpie is an USDA inspected plant. Our certified HACCP Team members control and ensure the quality, safety, and cleanliness of the plant as well as the wholesomeness and great flavor of the patties we produce. We have quality controls over every step of the process to make sure that the patties are the way our customers expect them to be.
Our mission is to offer its clients a savory, authentic island taste in its products that is cooked and baked with the utmost care. It’s in this mission and the strict faithfulness that made 2006 the 20th Anniversary of Success and Achievement.