Ruth Butterfield made her first “from scratch” pot pie in 1987 and has been creating in the kitchen ever since. After being laid off from a corporate position in 1999, Butterfield Gourmet was born of a request from friends to cook for their families as she has cooked for hers over the years. The first years were spent catering receptions at schools, cooking weekly meals for neighborhood families and experimenting with wine and appetizer parties at home. The company has grown into a specialty foods shop with a special niche for home-crafted sweet and savory pies. Butterfield Gourmet is located at 9800 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75230.