BORN + BREAD IN BAVARIA
Our mission is to be happy and to make our customers happy, every single day. These aren’t just words to us or a mandate from our founder, Claudia Hillmeier, they’re our way of life. After all, life’s too short to be miserable and not love what you do, right? We truly love what we do and you can taste it in every savory morsel of our pretzel twists, breads, and desserts. That smile on your face at first bite, yup, it’s why we do what we do, and it’s why we’re so darned happy.
Do you know why our Bavarian delights don’t taste like cardboard? It’s not just because Claudia was born and raised in Bavaria that our desserts taste so heavenly. It’s not just because she spent years perfecting the most authentic Bavarian recipes that our breads taste so divine. And it’s not just because she collaborated with the most renowned Bavarian pretzel baker, Oswald Piller, that our pretzels taste unlike any other you’ve experienced.
It’s because we’re happy. We’re happy to serve you, happy to work together, happy to create genuine connections with every single customer, and happy to see YOU smile when you take that first bite. We humbly thank you for trusting us with your taste buds. If you’ve had our goodies before, thank you for loving them as much as we do. If you’ve never enjoyed a Prop & Peller treat, we invite you to share in our happiness.
Peace, love, pretzels, and big smiles to you all.
Without our passionate and twisted crew, you wouldn’t get to enjoy our deliciously craveable Bavarian goods. They propel the company forward everyday to give you the very best products and services anywhere around. Seriously, Claudia only finds the best, most passionate, twisted people to work with.
Sales & Marketing Director
Director of Operations
Head of Accounting
Meet DavidDavid was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He obtained a BS Accounting degree from the University of Houston, and is a licensed CPA. In some circles he is known by the nickname. “Man from Texas”. This Man from Texas currently has 5 guitars and 6 ukuleles (this is the lowest total he can reasonably achieve). “I love all kinds of music,” He says, “But I especially like Hawaiian and Mexican music.”
Meet NicolettaLove brought her to the U.S. from Germany. “Mommy, American pretzels taste like cardboard” her daughter exclaimed, and she agreed. She’s a true German: always punctual, efficient, loves schedules, reserved, organized, hardworking and direct. She only looks Italian. Nicoletta has a BA in business, and a background in accounting, taxes and sales. She’s fluent in numbers.
West / Midwest Regional Sales Manager
Meet RachelOriginally from Chicago and as quirky as they come. Rachel specializes in happiness and is driven by twisted passion and hard work. She’s a twin who also shares a birthday with her dad (every bit of a Gemini), she can write upside down, has a pretzel tattoo and she in fact does not like Chicago deep dish pizza.
North East Sales Manager
Meet DaveDave grew up in Northeast Pennsylvania. At age 15, he began working as a dishwasher at a local restaurant. As he grew through the ranks in both back and front-of-house positions, he found his love and passion for the hospitality industry. Dave graduated from the AOS program at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. He spent time working in Forbes rated 5-Star Properties such as the world renowned Stein Eriksen Lodge and The Wauwinet hotel. He also holds the first level of certification from The Court of Master Sommeliers and he plans to begin training as a professional Cicerone in 2017.
Fun Facts: Dave is obsessed with Sriracha
South East Regional Sales
Meet MarieBorn and bred in Holland landed in NYC on the Skytrain with art scholarship. Multilingual, thespian and bar owner with a degree in juvenile criminal justice. She’s been the Prop & Peller’s Pretzel Angel since day one. Passionate, funny, persistent and a tad controversial, she embodies the twisted spirit that is Prop & Peller.
Meet DanteDante moved to US at the age of 14 from the Philippines and lived in Oahu, Hawaii for 28 years. After graduating from business college he worked with State of Hawaii (heard of it?), State of Nevada (oh yeah!) and Caesars Entertainment (hit!) to name-drop a few. When not shopping in his spare time, Dante loves to try different cultural cooking, with help from all of the Youtube cheat sheets.
Manager of Marketing & Design
Meet SteveWhile not technically a native, Steve has lived in South Florida for the last 30 years. He’s a multidisciplinary designer and Art Director with over 20 years experience in B2B/B2C design and marketing. Steve posesses a love for all things digital, but his unplugged hobbies and leisure activities take him and his camera outside on the water and up the mountains, traveling the east coast with his wife, two boys, two dogs (Boxers).
Customer Service Coordinator
Meet TristanTristan was born in Oklahoma at Tinker Air Force Base and he lived in 4 different states before eventually landing in South Florida. After graduating with a degree in accounting from Florida Atlantic University, he couldn’t leave South Florida – it had him at beaches and year-round warm weather. He’s an avid Miami Heat fan and when there’s no game on TV, he’s watching America’s Got Talent. Tristan has a passion for helping others and helping customers with their needs. GO HEAT!
Meet LexiLexi grew up in Las Vegas and is now a true Floridian with an admiration for craft beer and all things carbs! She enjoys long-distance running and has crushed 3 Half Marathons and counting. She has a big heart for animals, including her two cats, Enzo and Perry. She also is a big sports fan, and her favorite teams being the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Marlins. Nicki Minaj is her idol and Lexi would definitely vote for her if she ever ran for office. #Minaj2020
Prop & Peller Pretzels are crafted from the highest-quality dough, made from the finest ingredients that we’ve hand-selected, imported and collected from the best sources around the globe.
Once we have mixed our proprietary ingredients together, we start the 4-hour long, meticulous baking process which results in a one-of-a-kind authentic Bavarian pretzel. A supremely fluffy, exceptionally crunchy, perfectly cracked, baked work of art.
Mahogany brown and delicious. Each one carries distinctively delicious traits.
Hear the crunch and experience the irresistible fresh baked aroma.
Unique secret ingredients imported from Germany; 100% authenticity
Perfectly round, smooth and beautiful. You don’t feel stuffed after eating it, due to what it’s made of.
The pretzel cracking and bursting with white fluffy dough is known as the signature smile.
Hand twisted right to left, this symmetrical pretzels’ twist is where the magic happens.
Obatzda is a Bavarian cheese delicacy. It is prepared by mixing two thirds aged soft cheese, usually Camembert and one third butter. Sweet or hot paprika powder, salt, pepper are the traditional seasonings as well as a small amount of beer
You want a beer with dark characteristics.. Look for a brown ale, porter or stout.
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