Pieminister was founded in 2003 by brothers-in-law Jon Simon and Tristan Hogg. After months of mixing, baking and tasting (they tried over 200 recipes), the first range of pies was born. Jon and Tristan had worked together in Jon's south London pub (bought from his winnings from a TV game show), which became a destination for great food and booze for those in the know. He sold the business and set up Pieminister with Tristan, who had been surfing and sunbathing in Australia for a while, and came up with the name Pieminister while eating a pie on Bondi Beach.
Jon and Tristan both live in Bristol.