Bakers and Pie Makers from all over Australia converge
alternately in Sydney & Melbourne each September to compete for the most sought after
award in their industry, The Official Great Aussie Pie Competition.
The competition is judged over a four day period by an elite team
of 16 judges from the baking industry. Ten categories of pies are
appraised including Plain Meat & Chunky , Gourmet Meat / Gourmet
Section = Red Meat, Poultry, Game, Seafood, Vegetarian, Gluten Free,
Breakfast and Apple. 2014 saw the first Official Great Aussie Sausage Roll competition added.
The Competition has always generated
a lot of media coverage throughout newspapers, magazines, radio
and television which enables winners to reap the rewards. Due to
these benefits, the competition has consistently increased its
entry levels since conception.
It's well known that winning medals
at this highly regarded event can be paramount in the promotion
for every bakery. Now in its 26th year, this competition has
on many occasions turned small pie producers into million dollar
businesses by winning.
"The amount of newcomers entering the competition this year was
overwhelming, and these first time entrants brought with them a
myriad of new and innovative pie fillings and flavours. One new
entrant said that he felt like a movie star with the amount of media
coverage he received as well as the massive influx of customers
coming to his bakery to purchase his award winning pies. Mike French, Head Judge"
Bakers who compete in The Competition
say they always receive beneficial advice on how to improve on their
products by the professional judging panel who analyse their products.
The principal objectives for The Competition are to provide a national
platform for quality pie improvement, while providing a platform
to gain maximum media exposure for pies and pie makers in their
battle for a share of the fast food dollar.
The 2015 competition will be held at Fine
Food Australia, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic
Park, 20-23 SEPTEMBER, 10am - 5pm Daily
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