Hattie Marie’s has its origins in the southeast Texas town of Port Arthur. She grew up watching her father, who was a cook on a merchant sea vessel, entertain and fellowship through cooking. She was a natural in the kitchen and soon followed suit. Hattie Marie decided to bring her culinary talents to the masses and opened her bakery/catering service Pie Face Bakery in the late 80’s. Word soon spread about the delectable dishes being prepared there and her business took off. She was forced to close her doors due to health complications, but many of her recipes and her cooking style live on through her children.