The British Pie Awards has secured a record 30 supporters for this year’s world-renowned event on 22 April 2015.
The annual awards, which are held in the Leicestershire town of Melton Mowbray, are now in the seventh year and sponsors have been keen to get in on the action earlier than ever before. Entries for the awards opened in November 2014 and, 12-weeks later, every class now has a sponsor – for the first time in the award’s history.
The British Pie Awards typically brings together more than 100 of the country’s finest pie makers who enter their best creations in the hopes of winning gold. This year’s top tasting judges, who will together feast their way through 20 classes, include TV chef Andy Bates, food critic Charles Campion and food writer Rachel Green.
Matthew O’Callaghan, British Pie Awards chairman, said: “Our sponsors’ generous support has meant that this year’s awards are set to be bigger and better than ever before. We pride ourselves on encouraging innovation in pies year after year and after six successful events we hope sponsors can see the benefits of being part of the event. The countdown to the 2015 British Pie Awards is officially on and we’re really excited about what’s set to be the most exciting awards yet.”
Laurent Vernet, head of marketing at Quality Meat Scotland (sponsor of the Beef & Ale and Lamb Pie classes), said: “We’ve supported the awards every year since 2008 and it’s always a joy to work with butchers and bakers who are truly passionate about using premium products such as Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI. The British Pie Awards are a brilliant showcase of some of the finest pie makers across the country and it’s a privilege to be part of such an exciting event which showcases such a lot of creative and culinary talent.”
Entries for the awards, which are open to pie producers of all shapes and sizes, close on 3 April 2015. For more information about the 2015 British Pie Awards visit www.britishpieawards.co.uk.