AFTER a busy judging day in Dunfermline – where a panel of 50 professional judges assessed each and every product on its appearance, quality, consistency and taste – just 50 of the nations’ best have secured a slot on the shortlist of the 19th World Championship Scotch Pie Awards.
Over 80 butchers and bakers entered some 450 of their best products into 11 categories this year.
Said head judge, Ian Nelson, on behalf of Scottish Bakers, which manages the competition: “The competition has been fierce so all of our shorlisted butchers and bakers can be proud to have come this far.”
Added Craig McPhie, president of Scottish Bakers: “The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards is the only competition of its kind recognising excellence in the preparation of a perfect pie.
“The competition is now a regular fixture on the calendar as butchers and bakers throughout the land vie for pie supremacy and the boost to their business that always comes with such a sought after title.”
This years’ bumper crop of entries features more ‘products at their peak’ than ever before with accolades on offer for the best:
Football pies and savouries
Judging for the competition took place on Wednesday 15th November 2017 and the winner will be announced at a prestigious luncheon on 9th January 2018 at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld.
The winner of the Scotch Pie category will be declared as the WORLD CHAMPION.
The competition, which has run for 19 years, aims to highlight that bakers and butchers create high-quality artisan pastry products.
Recognising the ‘great and the good’ in this way rewards excellence and raises the bar in the industry.
Fisher & Donaldson
Pie Not? Ltd
Goodfellows of Dundee Ltd
Hugh Black & Son Scott Brothers
Bells Food Group
Trotters Family Bakers
W F Stark
Beth Brownings Bakery
Stuart’s Bakers & Butchers
Pars Food Ltd
Taste of the Trossachs Ltd
J B Houston Butchers
David @ Brownings
Brownings the Baker
The Hame Bakery
Annies Bakery Ltd
William Grant Bakery
Richards Family Butchers
WTS Forsyth & Sons
Keptie Bakery Ltd
Thomas Johnston Quality Butchers
The Kandy Bar Bakery
James Pirie & Son
John Gillespie & Sons Ltd
Minick of St Andrews
J G Ross Bakers Ltd
Byron Bakery Ltd
Wm Stephen (Bakers) Ltd
Gravity Bottle Shop & Deli
Mr C’s Hand-Crafted Pies Ltd
The Three Little Bakers
The Little Bakery
Macleans Highland Bakery
The Apple Pie Bakery
John Lawson Butchers
Nicoll’s Rosebank Bakery
D. Faulds & Son Ltd
Tom Courts Quality Foods
Sugar & Spice
Notes for editors:
Scottish Bakers was established in 1891 and since then we have represented and promoted the interests of the bakery trade in Scotland.
We aim to be an integral part of each member’s business by providing support for bakers of all sizes.
We provide a valuable source of help, advice, information, assistance and skills development for bakers throughout Scotland.
Scottish Bakers manages both The World Championships Scotch Pie Awards each year and The Scottish Baker of the Year Awards to recognise and celebrate excellence in the sector.
But most importantly, Scottish Bakers belongs to its members, we are all there for their benefit and are proud of our motto, ‘for the good of all’.
With thanks to our sponsor: Bako Northwestern Group
And to our category sponsors
Carr’s Flour Mills, Rondo, Eurowire Containers, DE Product Labels, Puratos, Fleming Howden, KDH Projects, Dalziel and the Scotch Butchers Club
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