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 peeps, 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.
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.
Meet Christina A recovering chocolate addict, Christina is a happy wife & proud mom of two. Born in New Orleans, raised in El Salvador, today she lives for the sun & beaches of the Sunshine State. She loves to cook, spend time with family & watch Shark Tank marathons! Her best advice to herself is, “Give the best you can, never stop smiling and enjoy life!”
Sales and Office 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.
SE Sales Manager
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.
NE 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
Director of National Accounts
Meet MikeMike has been in the food business since the age of 15. It was legal back then. Mike has successfully helped Fortune 500 companies take products to market. He has worked with baseball hall of famer Cal Ripken, Jr and NASCAR champion Richard Petty. For the last 15 years, Mike has focused on bakery sales for retail, national accounts & convenient stores. He enjoys golfing, boating, & traveling with his wife of 28 years. He’s a grandpa to a 2-year-old girl, who gets all the Apple Strudel she wants.
Meet GinaFor over 16 years, Gina has been an accounting superhero (don’t tell the others). She wears many hats, gets things done, and she loves to share her accounting powers for the good of others. As with all heroes, she loves mentor and positively impact those around her. When not saving the world from bad numbers, she loves to spend time with her teenage daughter and horseback riding.
Meet LexiLexi is a Vegas local with an admiration for craft beer and all things carbs! She enjoys long distance running and has crushed 2 Half Marathons so far. She has a big heart for animals, including her two cats, Enzo and Perry. She is also a big sports fan, and her favorite teams being the Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Meet KatrinaComes from the land of Pretzels Pennsylvania … but did not know the twisted world until I joined the P&P team.
I have a hidden talent for painting canvas. In June I am expecting a baby boy. I have small hands and a big laugh and I am always willing to give a helping hand.
Meet KristinKristin hails from the great state of Minnesoooota, home of 10,000 lakes & the Honeycrisp apple. She’s an Aquarius who enjoys ice cold beer, preferably out of “das boot.” Favorite quote: “These pretzels are making me thirsty” – Cosmo Kramer.
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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