By Robin Alberti
Pete Timpone, chef-owner of The Pasta Pot for 44 years, is hanging up his chef’s hat and ready to enjoy retirement. Well known and well loved by the community, Pete Timpone, a.k.a. “Pasta Pete,” has sold the building and land to Joe and Megan Wagner.
Megan Wagner has been making sweet delights for other local restaurants, like Choice’s and The Foundry in Killington, and doing custom orders through her business, Dream Maker Bakers.
Now she and her husband, Joe, have a location of their own. They will continue to sell wholesale desserts and fulfill custom orders, like wedding and party cakes, while they do some remodeling.
But by the fall they hope to be opening the doors for people to stop by and grab a cup of coffee and pastries to go. By the winter they hope to have a café open, serving baked goods, coffee and smoothies to start.
Speaking to the Mountain Times, Megan said, “We are very excited. We have been wanting to open our own bakery, and this just fell into place. It is all happening so fast.”
Asked what type of “custom orders” she does, “My first custom order was a gender-reveal cake, but I am open to anything. Right now people can find us at the Rutland Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. We are working on our new website, but you can find us on Facebook right now, too.”
Timpone and his wife, Barbara Ashworth, will still be around holding their tag sale out of the back of the building for the next few months.
Timpone wants the community to know how much he “appreciates all the support over the years,” adding, “I wish Joe and Megan the best and much success as they move forward.”
It’s the end of one era – The Pasta Pot was a Killington landmark – but it’s also the beginning of another as a young, local family takes it over, making great use of a beautiful location and becoming a new staple in the community.
Photo by Robin Alberti
New owners Joe and Megan Wagner (left) and their kids Jace, 1, and Joey, 4, celebrate with former Pasta Pot owner Pete Timpone and his partner Barbara Ashworth (right).