In the early part of the 1920s, the call of “Fresh Pies…get your fresh pies here!” was a welcome greeting as the Table Talk wagon filled with fresh pies was pulled by horses throughout small-town neighborhoods. Table Talk Pies has been offering their pies to every neighborhood, big or small.
Table Talk was founded in 1924 in Worcester, MA by two Greek immigrants who came to the United States to build a better life for themselves and their families.
Mr. Theodore Tonna and Mr. Angelo Cotsidas met while working for a local Greek bread baker. After a trip home to Greece, Tonna and Cotsidas decided to open their own bakery. They continued to make bread but soon began to offer pies that they would hand-make overnight and sell by day.
They chose the name Table Talk because they believed that families should have something to enjoy when they sat around the kitchen table and talked. According to family history, the name was also related to Theodore Tonna’s initals, TT.
With hard work and perseverance, Tonna and Cotsidas built the strong foundation that our company is built on today; an unwavering commitment to producing the highest quality pie possible coupled with an emphasis on customer service.
Having worked with his mentor, father-in-law, and co-founder, Theodore Tonna, through the 1950’s-1970’s, Christo Cocaine was key to the company’s growth. In 1985, Christo Cocaine purchased the company out of bankruptcy and sought to restore it according to the vision of his mentor. He breathed new life into the traditions the founders began and under his leadership, Table Talk flourished.
Today, under the leadership of Harry Kokkinis, the over three hundred person team at Table Talk Pies bakes over 250 million pies a year at three automated bakeries where it all began, in Worcester MA.