AFTER a busy judging day in Dunfermline – where a panel of over 50 professional judges assessed each and every product on its appearance, quality, consistency and taste – the shortlist of the 20th World Championship Scotch Pie Awards has been announced.
Said head judge, Ian Nelson, on behalf of Scottish Bakers, which manages the competition: “Over 80 butchers and bakers entered close to 500 of their best products into 11 categories this year and the competition has been fierce; so each and every shortlisted business can be proud to have come this far.”
Added Alasdair Smith, chief executive 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 14th November 2018 and the winner will be announced at a prestigious luncheon on 15h January 2019 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 20 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.
|Goodfellows of Dundee||Dundee||James Chapman (Butchers) Ltd||Wishaw|
|Dales Traditional Butchers Ltd||Kirky||Hastie & Dyce Butchers||Victoria Market|
|Pars Foods Ltd||Balmore Industrial Estate||D Gilmore Butchers||Kingussie|
|D G Lindsay & Son||Perth||David Stein Butchers||Bathgate|
|S Collins & Son||Muirhead||Stephens Bakery||Dunfermline Business Park|
|Crombies of Edinburgh||Edinburgh||Scott Brothers||Dundee|
|Irvines Bakery||Beith||Bert Fowlie||Strichen|
|The Kandy Bar Bakery||Saltcoats||Keptie Bakery Ltd||Letham|
|Brownings the Bakers||Kilmarnock||David @Brownings||Galston|
|Richards Family Butchers||Grangemouth||Tower Bakery||Perth|
|Ashers Bakery||Balmakeith Ind Estate||Tom Courts Quality Foods||Burntisland|
|Chalmers Bakery||Bucksburn||Artisan the Baker||East Kilbride|
|Calder Millerfield||Fgalsgow||The Orchard (Biggar) Ltd||Biggar|
|S.M Bayne & Co Ltd||Loanhead Avenue||J G Ross Bakers Ltd||Highclere Way|
|Hugh Black & Sons Butchers||Whiteside Ind Est||Grossett Butchers||Dundee|
|Murrays Bakers||Perth||James Pirie & Son||Newtyle|
|Hunters of Kinross||Kinross||Peters Bakery||Kirkintilloch|
|Beth Browning’s Bakery||Kilwinning||Addington Equestrian||Thornborough|
|Trossachs Pie and Pastry Company||Statione Wynd||The Little Bakery||Downsway Road|
|John Gillespie & Sons Ltd||Stranraer||Macleans Highland Bakery||Forres|
|Stuart’s Bakers & Butchers||Methil||Ballard Butchers||Castle Douglas|
|Nevis Bakery||Corpach||The Apple Pie Bakery||Carnwath|
|Fraser Bros Ltd||Forres||John Marshall & Son||Annbank|
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 North Western Group
And to our category sponsors:
Carr’s Flour Mills, Rondo, Fleming Howden, Puratos, Dalziel, DMD, The Scotch Butchers Club
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