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US integrate quit their jobs to run Yacht Pizza Pi vessel in a Virgin Islands

September 25th, 2015 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • Couple Tara and Sasha had a dream to cruise a Virgin Islands while creation a vital offered juicy pizza
  • Yacht Pizza Pi, formed in St Thomas, has been open for business given 2014, offered adult to 90 pizzas a day
  • They sell a operation of options to any vessel that moors adult alongside, and have cumulative a five-star TripAdvisor rating  

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One integrate motionless to quit a rodent competition to live a ultimate dream – to open a pizza vessel in a overwhelming Caribbean ocean.

What’s more, a quirky eatery has gained an army of fans who have rated it as a tip grill in a area.

If that wasn’t good enough, pizza lovers Tara and Sasha Bouis, originally from Indiana and Manhattan respectively, even do deliveries. 

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Pizza a action: The couple, who are awaiting a baby in December, sell pizzas to any sailors who lift adult alongside

Pizza a action: The couple, who are awaiting a baby in December, sell pizzas to any sailors who lift adult alongside

Pizza Pi, run by former clergyman Tara, and her father Sasha, have been offered pizza in a St Thomas area given 2014 

Pizza Pi, run by former clergyman Tara, and her father Sasha, have been offered pizza in a St Thomas area given 2014 

Water glorious idea: The integrate mount proudly on their charming vessel while it's moored

Water glorious idea: The integrate mount proudly on their charming vessel while it’s moored

Tara Bouis shows off her Pizza Pi T-shirt Tara Bouis is all smiles in a Caribbean sun

The married integrate had a dream to mix their adore for sailing with juicy pizza after they were interconnected together to work on a yacht

Their juicy offerings are served in a eye-catching plcae of St Thomas, where boats can moor adult alongside a floating pizzeria for a meal.

‘We’d never listened of a food vessel before we built one, and any day we are blown divided by a fact that people kept display adult to eat a pizza,’ pronounced Tara, 32, who used to be a scuba diving teacher. 

The inventive boat, named Pizza Pi, has been offered pizzas in a area given 2014, though a suspicion was innate years before. 

The ocean-loving integrate started dating when they were reserved a same yacht to work on.

Both Tara and now 38-year-old husband, Sasha, who had formerly been a programmer operative in Wall Street, felt a lift of sea and had sealed adult to yachting attention work. 

They were organisation friends ever given environment feet on a same vessel 10 years ago, though dreamed of environment adult their possess venture.

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Earning a crust: The association has been voted a series one grill on TripAdvisor for St Thomas, with a locals outrageous fans of their pizza offerings Earning a crust: The association has been voted a series one grill on TripAdvisor for St Thomas, with a locals outrageous fans of their pizza offerings

Earning a crust: The association has been voted a series one grill on TripAdvisor for St Thomas

Sasha used to work in Wall Street, though when a gleam of a vast city wore off he gravitated toward sailing

Sasha used to work in Wall Street, though when a gleam of a vast city wore off he gravitated toward sailing

Pizza Pi yield pizza to any boater in a US Virgin Islands who wants to stop during Christmas Cove to squeeze a slice

Pizza Pi yield pizza to any boater in a US Virgin Islands who wants to stop during Christmas Cove to squeeze a slice

They have had a series of gay business including a peculiar dog The integrate totally refurbished a vessel themselves

They have had a series of gay business including a peculiar dog (left). The integrate totally refurbished a vessel themselves (right)

DO YOU WANT TO JOIN THEM IN THEIR PIZZA DREAM? 

Tara and Sasha are employing for:

Business Manager/ Deck Hand 

Deck Hand/ Food Prep 

Deck Hand / Provisioner 

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The suspicion of mixing a adore of sailing with pizza came from a adventurers returning from a spell during sea, tired and unfortunate for food.

They were moored during St Thomas examination a fantastic sunset, and suspicion that a usually approach a unfolding could have been softened was with a juicy cut of pizza. 

And it wasn’t only a siren dream – Sasha had knowledge operative as a captain and Tara as a chef. All they indispensable was a vessel to move a anticipation to life. 

‘Food trucks were starting to locate on a mainland US and we suspicion it could work on a H2O only as good as it does on land,’ Tara said.  

‘Our hunt for a ideal carcass still came adult dull after 3 years of crawling by vessel yards.

‘One day, we went to a good crony Kevin Gray (known partner of derelict boats) to ask him to keep an eye out for a ideal boat. Little did we know, we were sitting on a crawl of what would spin Pizza Pi.’ 

The vessel was a ideal distance and figure for installing a commercial-grade pizza kitchen though renovating it would take dual years. 

Thankfully Sasha was an operative by trade – and YouTube was on palm to assistance with anything they didn’t know. 

In 2014 Pizza Pi became a reality, strictly providing pizza to any boater in a US Virgin Islands who wanted to stop for a juicy meal.

All hands on deck: Tara helps out in a kitchen, nonetheless they are looking to take on some new recruits for a arriving season

All hands on deck: Tara helps out in a kitchen, nonetheless they are looking to take on some new recruits for a arriving season

DIY pizza joint: Sasha has a credentials in engineering, though YouTube videos were used as tutorials when they indispensable additional guidance

DIY pizza joint: Sasha has a credentials in engineering, though YouTube videos were used as tutorials when they indispensable additional guidance

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Their ocean-made pies start during $19 and embody a Sweet Home Indiana with porcini sauce, mozzarella, virtuoso sausage and preserved honeyed corn. 

Some days the couple sell 20 pizzas and on others a towering 60, with all pizza prepared on board.

‘Our busiest day was International Pi Day 3.14 (March 14),’ Sasha said. 

‘We had a vast celebration in a brook and finished adult offered ninety pizzas and I’m unapproachable to contend that we sealed a day with 4 mix balls left. We did not sell out, we were means to keep adult with direct all day long.

‘We live on a easterly finish of St. Thomas, tighten adequate to a beach that we can travel to a water, burst in a vessel and conduct out to Pi for work any day. Not a bad commute!

‘We anchor in a same brook any day so we’re easy to find.

‘Power boats raft adult to us to sequence and eat, and we offer pizza smoothness within Christmas Cove if we wish to anchor or moor.’

Their pizza has done them a top-rated grill on TripAdvisor, with a infancy of business giving them a five-star rating. 

And now they are hiring.

They are looking for a business manager, food prep staff member and a provisioner to join them when they free after a whirly deteriorate in November. In Dec a little new rug palm will spin partial of a team, too – as a integrate are awaiting a baby.

‘A reason locals adore a judgment is that it turns an already appealing end into one with juicy food, though detracting from a isolated healthy beauty of a bay,’ Tara said.  

They have been famous to sell adult to 90 pizzas a day when providing food for vast Caribbean parties

They have been famous to sell adult to 90 pizzas a day when providing food for vast Caribbean parties

Some days a integrate sell twenty pizzas and on others, a towering sixty, with all pizza prepared on house in a boat's blending kitchen Some days a integrate sell twenty pizzas and on others, a towering sixty, with all pizza prepared on board

All a pizzas are prepared on house a boat’s blending kitchen, with a operation of toppings accessible for inspired passers-by

The integrate change a menu via a year, offered a operation of pizza starting from $19 and rising to $30 for a many elaborate The integrate change a menu via a year, offered a operation of pizza starting from $19 and rising to $30 for a many elaborate

The integrate change a menu via a year, offered a operation of pizza. Prices start from $19 and arise to $30 for a many elaborate 

Their ocean-made pies  embody a Sweet Home Indiana with porcini sauce, mozzarella, virtuoso sausage and preserved honeyed corn, along with other anniversary creations

Their ocean-made pies embody a Sweet Home Indiana with porcini sauce, mozzarella, virtuoso sausage and preserved honeyed corn, along with other anniversary creations

It took a lot of work to spin a vessel into a entirely operational floating pizza restaurant 

It took a lot of work to spin a vessel into a entirely operational floating pizza restaurant 

The vessel was a ideal distance and figure for installing a commercial-grade pizza kitchen though renovating it would take dual years

The vessel was a ideal distance and figure for installing a commercial-grade pizza kitchen though renovating it would take dual years

The integrate no longer live aboard a ship, though contend they have a ideal invert along a bluish shores

The integrate no longer live aboard a ship, though contend they have a ideal invert along a bluish shores

The integrate had never listened of a food vessel before they built one, and any day they are blown divided by a fact that people keep display adult to eat their pizza The integrate had never listened of a food vessel before they built one, and any day they are blown divided by a fact that people keep display adult to eat their pizza

Satisfied customers: The span have a constant fan club, that has taken to amicable media to sing a restaurant’s praises 

Tara and Sasha are opening adult an event for 3 people to join them in their pizza heaven

Tara and Sasha are opening adult an event for 3 people to join them in their pizza heaven

 


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