SATURDAY 31st January 2015 saw the baker of the best pie in Scottish football share his glory with the winning club, as The Kandy Bars’ Stephen McAllister presented Ardrossan Winton Rovers with their very own trophy for the ‘Best pie in Junior Football’ and the ‘Best Football Pie in Scotland’.
Last year’s winner of The Scotch Pie Championships, Stephen McAllister, said: “We might not have taken world champion title this year but competition in the football pie category is fierce so I am delighted that the Scotch Pie sold here at Ardrossan Winton Rovers has been given recognition as the best in the land.”
The Kandy Bar took home a number of prizes on the day:
* Gold for its Scotch Pie
* Bronze for its sausage rolls and
* Silver for its large apple tart
Following the busiest judging day ever, with a record entry of 100 butchers and bakers entering some 567 pies, pasties, sausage rolls, bridies, savouries and apple pies into the competition (and with some 300 hopefuls attending the awards luncheon in Cumbernauld), all the butchers and bakers shortlisted can truly be proud to have produced some of the best products in the land.
“The competition, which has run for 16 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,” 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.
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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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.
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