In the News

“The new 36-seat bake shop — twice the size of the original — puts Kaplan’s pies within reach of more Miamians and in the neighborhood where Kaplan has lived for the last 10 years.”

It is nice to be in the news, and have newspapers / web reporters asking you about how, when, why and so forth, it hasn’t been easy but the community, partners, friends, family and many others have helped “Fireman Derek’s become what it is today and the future.

We are grateful for our talented team of employees and loyal supporters. We look forward to what the future holds…


Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop & Café Miami New Times

Firefighters make darn good pie. No? Well, it should be a saying considering fireman Derek Kaplan bakes the most luscious ones in town. Kaplan’s story began at the age of 15.

Read Article in the Miami News TImes

Fireman Dereks Bake Shop in Coconut-Grove-Grapevine

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop
opens its doors

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop opened in Coconut Grove this weekend, Saturday was the first day of what is a soft opening. But if you want to try something rich and delicious, stop by.

Read Article in the Coconut Grove Grape Vine

Fireman Dereks Bake Shop in Miami Food and Wine

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop in Miami is more than a  pie empire

Miami doesn’t want for establishments where you can get your fix of desserts like pies and cakes. There’s one thing the founder and face of Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop isn’t worried about.

Read Article at the Food and Wine

Fireman Dereks Bake Shop in Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove just got sweeter. Fireman Derek’s pie shop is opening

Coconut Grove, your diet is over.
The new Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop, a second location, opens this March in Coconut Grove

Read Article in the Miami Herald

Fireman Dereks Five Steps to the Perfect Pie

Fireman Derek’s Five Steps to the Perfect Pie for Thanksgiving

Pie is the capper to any and every Thanksgiving celebration, but mastering it is perhaps the most challenging part of the meal.

Read Article at the Miami New Times

fireman dereks bake shop-Zagat

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop
by Zagat

Tattooed fireman Derek Kaplan, known for plying his desserts via food truck, goes brick and mortar, vending seasonal pie varieties like key lime, apple and pecan

Read Article at Zagat

Pecan Pie in Miami at Fireman Dereks Bake Shop