Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s

Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s

Miss Robbie Montgomery, an ex-background singer for Ike and Tina Turner, is as sassy and savvy as ever in the hit show, Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s! She and her son Tim are working hard to open their third soul food restaurant – Sweetie Pie’s “The Upper Crust,” and through all of the construction setbacks, the cost escalations, and the family turmoil, this mother/son team are set to pull it off by the skin of their teeth. Always food for the soul, Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s is bound to leave you hungry for more.

Participants

  • Miss Robbie Montgomery
    Miss Robbie Montgomery

    Miss Robbie Montgomery

    Miss Robbie Montgomery

    Miss Robbie Montgomery is the owner and resident matriarch of Sweetie Pie’s at the Mangrove and The Upper Crust, the nationally acclaimed soul food restaurants she founded in her hometown of St. Louis, MO. Best known for her made-from-scratch comfort food like macaroni & cheese, smothered pork, baked chicken and peach cobbler, Miss Robbie’s restaurants have attracted a popular following among both local St. Louis residents and celebrities alike.
    Prior to running her own restaurants, Miss Robbie toured the U.S. singing backup for Ike and Tina Turner during the 1960s. Her stint as an Ikette launched a singing career that spanned over 20 years, including gigs as a background singer for The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Pattie LaBelle and The Rolling Stones, among others. Since finding a welcoming restaurant could be difficult for African-Americans during the ’60s, Miss Robbie often ended up cooking for the group while on the road, honing her mother’s recipes along the way.
    When a collapsed lung ended Miss Robbie’s singing career, she returned to St. Louis to reinvent herself utilizing her other formidable talent—as a cook. With the help of her son Tim, she opened the first Sweetie Pie’s in 1996. Eight years later, her second location, Sweetie Pie’s at the Mangrove, opened its doors as well. Then at the age of 71, Miss Robbie undertook her most ambitious endeavor yet—Sweetie Pie’s: The Upper Crust. Opening in 2012, The Upper Crust was built from the ground up and includes a restaurant and a banquet space. These days Miss Robbie manages the day-to-day operations of The Upper Crust and is also currently exploring writing a cookbook. Active in charity outreach programs, Miss Robbie helps provide job training to formerly incarcerated men and women and food to those in need.

  • Mr. Tim Norman
    Mr. Tim Norman

    Mr. Tim Norman

    Mr. Tim Norman

    Tim Norman was born and raised in St. Louis, MO by his single mother Robbie Montgomery. His father passed away before he was born, so he and his mother have always been very close. At the age of 17, Tim was arrested for armed robbery and sentenced to serve 10 years in prison. Upon his release, he vowed to make something positive out of his life so he joined the family business. For more than four years Tim helped his mother manage The Original Sweetie Pie’s and Sweetie Pie’s at the Mangrove but when Miss Robbie opened The Upper Crust in 2012, Tim took over the management of Sweetie Pie’s at the Mangrove. Tim is always looking for ways to grow the Sweetie Pie’s brand by creating new products and services.
    In addition to his work at Sweetie Pie’s, Tim has been pursuing a career in music, producing his own original songs as well as writing music for his mother. He is also very active in his local community where he helps create jobs for newly paroled and homeless residents and provides food to those in need. Tim participates in several youth-oriented organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club, where he works with at-risk youth to help inspire self-confidence and guide them down a positive life path. He has received several state and city awards for assisting his community and for good citizenship. When he’s not working or volunteering, Tim loves spending time with his young son TJ and is enjoying his new role as a dad.

  • Mr. Charles Crenchaw
    Mr. Charles Crenchaw

    Mr. Charles Crenchaw

    Mr. Charles Crenchaw

    Charles Crenshaw is Miss Robbie’s nephew, the son of her sister Jan. He has been working at Sweetie Pie’s for more than 10 years but has had an on again off again relationship with the family business.

    Charles is passionate about animals and currently has two Boxers named Ford and Mia. He also has a love for movies, which has inspired his dream of being an actor one day.

  • Miss Jenae Wallick
    Miss Jenae Wallick

    Miss Jenae Wallick

    Miss Jenae Wallick

    Jenae Wallick was born and raised in Okemos, a small suburb outside of Lansing MI. Jenae is an Assets Protection Business Partner for Target Corporation. In this role, Jenae ensures the protection of team members, physical assets and corporate facilities in 25 stores between Missouri and Illinois. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Eastern Michigan University in Communications with a minor in Marketing.

    Jenae is the on again, off again fiancée of Tim Norman. Jenae and Tim share their son TJ that was born prematurely at 27 weeks. Jenae and Tim are now adjusting to being new parents and learning how to work through their differences to co-parent. Both strong willed and not willing to bend on their points of view; Jenae and Tim are still trying to figure out the fate of their five year relationship.

    While Jenae spends the majority of her time working and caring for her healthy, busy toddler TJ, she also enjoys spending time with her family and friends! She volunteers regularly in her community and loves being an active member of her church Wayman A.M.E.

    Read more: http://www.oprah.com/own-sweetie-pies/Welcome-to-Sweetie-Pies-Jenae?c_num=1#ixzz2ZCSZabep

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Saturday January 9th, 9/8c PM

To Inglewood and Beyond

Saturday December 19th, 9/8c PM

That's What Friends Are For

Saturday December 12th, 9/8c PM

Life's a Beach (Kind Of)

Saturday December 5th, 9/8c PM

A Tale of Two Cities

Saturday November 28th, 9/8c PM

NoHo or NoGo?

Saturday November 21st, 9/8c PM

Hooray for North Hollywood

Saturday April 11th, 9/8c PM

Soft Opening, Hard Landing

Saturday April 4th, 9/8c PM

Too Blessed to be Stressed

Saturday March 28th, 9/8c PM

California Dreaming

Saturday March 21st, 9/8c PM

Ferguson

Saturday March 14th, 9/8c PM

The Pecking Order

Saturday March 7th, 9/8c PM

With Unity Comes Change

Saturday February 28th, 9/8c PM

Season Premiere

Saturday August 16th, 9/8c PM

Ready to Launch

Saturday August 9th, 9/8c PM

Running Out of Time

Saturday August 2nd, 9/8c PM

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Saturday July 26th, 9/8c PM

Disconnection Notice

Saturday July 19th, 9/8c PM

The Devil's in the Details

Saturday July 12th, 9/8c PM

Hello, Memphis!

Saturday May 3rd, 9/8c PM

The Perfect Storm

Saturday April 26th, 9/8c PM

Somethin's A Brewin'

Saturday April 19th, 9/8c PM

Can't We All Just Get Along?

Saturday April 12th, 9/8c PM

Houston, We Have a Problem

Saturday April 5th, 9/8c PM

What Happens In Houston

Saturday March 29th, 9/8c PM

Negotiating A Dream

Saturday March 22nd, 9/8c PM

Shifting Priorities

Saturday March 15th, 9/8c PM

Houston's Calling

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