As always the Judging Day was never without its challenges, with 4832 pies to judge over 12 categories, it’s a long day for our supportive judges. With judges travelling in from all across New Zealand to ensure we get a good balance of pie experience.
This year saw some new names in the Top 10 awards, and some exotic ingredients such as Rabbit & Wild Boar, Beef Cheek & Cauliflower Cheese. The Bakels team and judges look forward to seeing what new ideas are thought up each year.
The winning pie
This year Supreme Award announcements on 29th July was awarded to The Clareville Bakery in Carterton owned by Michael & Rosalie Kloeg with their successful Gourmet Meat winner Lamb Cutlet and Kumara Mash Pie. Kloeg describes his success as a ‘massive surprise’ and has already experienced a large increase in customers after winning the award.
With more successful awards for Pat Lam at Patrick’s Pies Group Ltd in Bethlehem, bringing his total achievements to a staggering 50 awards when he started entering the competition since 1999 when the competition began.
The Supreme Judges
The Clareville Bakery, Carterton with their Lamb Cutlet and Kumara Mash Pie in the Gourmet Meat category.
Well done to all who took part in this years Awards. The competition is getting harder each year with new and exciting ingredients being used, along with the overall pie quality standard being higher.
Photo from left - Mark Sainsbury MC, Simon Gault Celebrity Chef, Michael & Rosalie Kloeg (owner of The Clareville Bakery) and Brent Kersel MD
Following the success of Pie Day Friday 2013, we are once again offering you and your customers the opportunity to be part of this event in 2014.
By purchasing your pies; customers will be supporting Duffy Books in Homes, a worthwhile NZ organisation.
Their vision is ‘To inspire a love of books in Duffy children so they become adults who inspire a love of reading’.
20c from every pie sold from participating businesses will be donated to Duffy Books in Homes.
Duffy provides free books to over 100,000 New Zealand children, five times a year. For more information see the Duffy Books in Homes website.
Congratulations to Daniel Wu from Manurewa High School on taking first place in the Rising Young Baker competition at last weekends Fine Food Show at ASB Showground. Brent Hughes, NZ Bakels Training School Manager and mentor said “Daniel has such great skills, and will be an asset to have in the industry”
The oven gloves are back on, as bakers begin to battle for the Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards top title. And this year, celebrity chef Simon Gault will be rolling up his sleeves to help determine the country’s mightiest pie.
Gault, of MasterChef fame and owner of restaurants Euro, Jervois Steakhouse and Shed 5, believes pies are a New Zealand icon.
Constantly gaining in popularity, fun & always prestigious, The NZ Pie Awards will be announced on 29th July with Pie Day Friday on 1st August.
The 2014 Supreme Pie Award NZ
|July 3||Entries Close|
|July 7-11||Pie boxes sent to all entries|
|July 22- 23||Pies to be received (ready for judging)|
|July 29||Award's Dinner|
|Aug 1||Pie Day Friday|
A downloadable PDF Entry Form and Call for Entries will be available soon.
Remember to read the pie rules......Best Of Luck
August 1, culmination of NZ Pie Awards Announcement & Pie Day Friday, Bakels would like to invite everyone to be part of this amazing and rewarding day.
Here is how you can help support:
If you are a pie seller simply donate 20c from every pie sold to Duffy Books in Homes. If you are a pie lover, then from purchasing a pie from any participating business, you can be proud knowing that you have helped to provide books to New Zealand children.
If you would like to know more about the charity that Bakels is supporting log onto - www.booksinhomes.org.nz.If you would like to enter your business then call 0800 225357 or simply download the entry form below.