Media Release: Saltcoats salutes its very own as The Kandy Bar is crowned World Scotch Pie Champion 2014


THE Scotch Pie Club is delighted to announce that the winner of the 15th World Scotch Pie Championship is The Kandy Bar of Saltcoats making them THE WORLD SCOTCH PIE CHAMPION 2014.

The company also took a silver award for its large apple tart and bronze awards for its sausage roll, meat bean and potato pie and macaroni pie.

Following the busiest judging day ever with a record entry of 100 butchers and bakers entering some 525 pies, pasties, sausage rolls, bridies, savouries and, for the first time, apple pies into the competition and with some 200 hopefuls attending the awards luncheon in Dunfermline, The Kandy Bar of Saltcoats can truly be proud to have produced the best Scotch Pie in the land.

Stephen McAllister, from The Kandy Bar, said: “I am delighted! To have been given the ultimate accolade and to be able to call our pie the WORLD CHAMPION as judged by a panel of experts is just fantastic. This award is proof that The Kandy Bar team are the best in the land. I am really looking forward to the year ahead and to selling more of our winning pies than ever.”

Says head judge, Robert Ross, who has, for many years now, overseen the judging process to ensure only the best pies are recognised and that only the best of the best is crowned world champion: “The competition, which has run for 15 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.”

Alan Clarke, of Scottish Bakers, said: “Once again, we have brought together the best pies and baked goods in the land and today we can really celebrate the achievement of our hard working butchers and bakers. My heartfelt congratulations go to our winner, and indeed everyone today taking away a prize, they are all winners in my book.”

The competition is supported by Scottish Bakers and the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders. Both trade associations actively support and promote bakers and butchers in Scotland by encouraging and sharing best practise.

Alan Clarke and Douglas Scott, respective chief executives of both associations were impressed with the overall standard of the products and gave thanks to Bako Northern and Scotland who have sponsored the competition.

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Editors note:

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.

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’.

The Scottish Federation of Meat Traders is the trade organisation representing Scotland’s craft butchers. The 440 member shops are supported from its Perth base with help and advice. Members are encouraged to produce innovative and unique products that create compelling reasons to shop at specialist meat retailers.

Julie Fourcade


Fourcade Communications

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