The British Pie Awards are into the last few days of entry submission – entry deadline is 10th April with judging taking place on 24th April in Melton Mowbray, the UK’s rural capital of food.
The high profile awards are a national celebration of Pie Making – and with last year’s tally of pies entered totalling just over 900, the UK’s professional chefs, butchers and bakers truly put on a great show. Winners of the 20+ classes consider the prize to be a highly sought after accolade for their businesses.
The organisers are thrilled to welcome back high profile judges such as Charles Campion, Phil Vickery, Xanthe Clay and Rachel Green – and adding to the alumni of expert pie tasters this year will be Guardian Weekend food editor Bob Granleese, Lucas Hollweg of Sunday Times Style and Richard Ford of renowned food industry title The Grocer.
This year’s awards are set to be as tasty as ever – and as a special addition to the Speciality Pie Class, and as a nod to the extraordinary find of King Richard III in Leicestershire (home of Melton Mowbray), the organisers are inviting pie makers to enter their ‘King Of Pies’. Any pie which the entrant deems extra special and fit for a king can be entered into this class for 2013.
The 2013 awards take place in Melton Mowbray on the 24th April. The top 3 pie makers from each class will be invited to an all new Awards Pie Lunch on Thursday 25th April, where the class winners and Supreme Champion will be announced.