Pie makers and sponsors have been keener than ever to get a slice of the action at this year’s British Pie Awards.
The world-renowned event, to be held at St Mary’s Church on April 22, has secured an impressive 30 sponsors in record-breaking time. A mere 12 weeks after entries opened for this year’s event, every competition class had a sponsor - for the first time in the awards’ history.
Pie producers from across the country have been entering their pastry creations in the hopes of winning a prized pie award. Entries have been coming in from Scotland, Devon, Wales, Kent and the Midlands to name but a few.
And this year there has even been an entry from a company in the Netherlands as the awards continue to build up notoriety across the globe.
Organisers said to date they had received more pie entries compared to this time last year - and there’s still just over two week’s left for more to come in.
The British Pie Awards - now in their seventh year - 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.
Entries for the awards, which are open to pie producers of all shapes and sizes, close on April 3. For more information, including a full list of the award sponsors, visit www.britishpieawards.co.uk