We are the champion!
Our chicken pie is officially the best in Britain! We’re not great believers in the many award ceremonies open to food producers. Instead, we put our faith in the power of word of mouth from our legions of loyal customers and the satisfaction of the outlets who stock our pies.
We’re not great believers in the many award ceremonies open to food producers. Instead, we put our faith in the power of word of mouth from our legions of loyal customers and the satisfaction of the outlets who stock our pies.
However, we made an exception in 2014 and, for the first time, entered the prestigious British Pie Awards. Held in Melton Mowbray, the nationally acknowledged home of the pie, the competition attracts literally thousands of entries.
We were absolutely thrilled to scoop the top ‘class champion’ prize in the prestigious British Pie Awards for our best selling Breton chicken pie.
We beat hundreds of other pies from around the country to win the champion award for the chicken category. The competition has many gold, silver and bronze awards, but just one champion for each class – so we’re one of just 14 champions in the whole country.
Our Breton chicken pie impressed a panel of 110 judges, including national food writers Charles Campion, Xanthe Clay and Felicity Cloake and TV chefs Andy Bates and Rachel Green. The panel tasted hundreds of pies in 19 classes for the appearance, texture and flavour of both pastry and filling.
Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association chairman Matthew O’Callaghan said: "Congratulations go to all our winners, whose achievement this year is remarkable. Our aim is to recognise the hard work, skill and passion of the nation’s pie makers and the judging panel and organisers were all bowled over by the standard of entries.
“Thanks must go to all who entered this year’s awards - together we have shown there is nothing humble about the British pie!”