Maya-Camille Brous­sard

Jus­tice of the Pies, Chicago jus­tice­ofthep­ies.com

Food & Wine - - PIES FOR THE PEOPLE -

When Maya-Camille Brous­sard was young, her fa­ther, Stephen J. Brous­sard, a crim­i­nal de­fense at­tor­ney on the West Side of Chicago, would pull her away from the TV and into the kitchen. She later re­al­ized these les­sons were about more than cook­ing. “Bak­ing taught me to be pre­cise while also be­ing pa­tient,” says Maya-Camille. Her fa­ther was pas­sion­ate about help­ing his clients to re­form their lives, and at her shop, Jus­tice of the Pies, which Maya-Camille started in his honor, com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment and cre­at­ing em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties are key in­gre­di­ents. “No mat­ter where a pie is made in the world, it’s still a pie that we can all en­joy,” she says. “Sim­i­larly, no mat­ter a per­son’s gen­der, sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion, race, wealth, or dis­abil­ity sta­tus, they’re still a per­son who de­serves the best that life has to of­fer.”

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