Bakers and Pie Makers from all over Australia converged on Melbourne this year to vie for the most sought after award in their industry, The Official Great Aussie Pie Competition.
The competition was judged over a four day period by an elite team of 16 professional judges from the baking industry. There were 13 categories of pies appraised, including Overall Plain Pie, Overall Gourmet Pie, Red Meat, Gourmet, Poultry, Game, Seafood, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Brekkie & Apple. 2 new categories were added this year; Sausage Roll & The John Ross Most Innovative Pie
Bakers have once again proven that competing and winning medals at this highly regarded event can be paramount in the promotion of their pies. Now in it’s 25th year, this competition has on many occasions turned small pie producers into million dollar businesses by winning.
The Official Great Aussie Pie 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 it’s entry levels since conception, and this year was no different witnessing another record amount of pies entered.
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.
Bakers who compete in the Official Great Aussie Pie 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 vehicle 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 Olympic Park from the 20th to the 23rd SEPTEMBER.
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