| About Geraldine Bell
Geraldine Bell spent five years perfecting her grandmother’s chess pie recipe, and now she’s selling the buttery desserts from a her East Nashville Home in the heart of Inglewood. Now that the recipe is perfected she Guarantees that her homemade pies are the best in Tennessee and she has had many testimonials that agree with her.
“I prayed about the idea to open a bakery, and God blessed me with this,” she said.
“I believe if you want anything out of life, if you pray and believe,-God will Bless you with it”. “I give all my success to the LORD.
Bell trained at Tennessee State University’s Small Business Development Center before launching her chess pie business in 2003. She sold her desserts at Saturday morning Flea markets on Gallatin Pike and door-to-door at beauty salons and nail salons in the Jefferson Street, Gallatin Pike and Madison areas. “Anywhere, just to get my name out there,” she said.
She has catered pies at weddings and has filled special orders, but she also sells straight from her home. Bell donates leftover pies to the Salvation Army on Dickerson Pike, where the desserts are a welcome sight. “The men and families are crazy about them”, said James “Papa Bear” Grey, kitchen manager for the Salvation Army Area Command. His favorite is lemon chess.
“I will bake from one pie to a thousand, whatever the need just call and it does not have to be a special occasion to enjoy some of my delicious pies” Geraldine Bell
Pies are always Guaranteed Fresh because they are baked to order. You can order anytime, but Geraldine asks that you give her a 2 day notice if possible.