The Scotch Pie Club has announced the dates for the 16th World Scotch Pie Championship and the timing could not be better. With a nip in the air, customers will be looking for warming savoury winter treats and traditional savoury snacks and the ever-popular Scotch Pie more than fits the bill.
In addition to Scotch pies, bakers and butchers are invited to enter their best sausage rolls, bridies, speciality savouries, Scottish football pie or savoury and Apple Pie. Entry forms are due in by 24th October and products should be delivered to Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY between 9.00am and 11.30am on Tuesday 11th November 2014.
Butchers and bakers across Scotland will have the opportunity to become recognised as producing the highest quality savoury products around the globe with awards given to those producing the best products in each category. The winner of the Scotch Pie category will be declared as the WORLD CHAMPION.
In 2014 the accolade went to The Kandy Bar of Saltcoats. Owner Stephen McAllister said
“I was delighted to have been given the ultimate accolade and for nearly a year now we have been able to call our pie the best in the world. This award was proof that The Kandy Bar team are the best in the land and sales have shown huge growth through the year. It’s been a great result for my business”
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.
Robert Ross, industry professional and long standing the head judge, said
“We are delighted to be launching the 16th World Scotch Pie Championships. We have a huge number of hard working butchers and bakers who deserve recognition for delivering great products day in and day out. I am looking forward to sampling for myself some of the best products on the market today and to overseeing who the judges pick out as having produced something that I know will be world class.”
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 practice.
Food and Drink Glasgow will be joining the judges for this event !