AJ Pies and Pastries celebrate winning multiple awards at this year British Pie Awards.

Gold Award for its Pork and Stilton in the Cold Eating Speciality Pie Category

Gold Award for its Steak & Ale in the Best Pub Pie Category

Silver Award for its Pork Pie in the Pork Pie Category

Bronze Award for its Meat & Potato Pie in the Beef & Any Combination Category

The Pies, submitted in 18 Classes, underwent a stringent judging process by 93 food experts and celebrity chefs led by Andrew Chisholm. The panel, which included top food critic Charles Campion and food writer Xanthe Clay, TV chefs Rachel Green and Phil Vickery, scored the Pies on a range of criteria including appearance, and texture and taste of both pastry and filling.

Andrew Jones, who received his awards commented: "We put a lot of hard work into making the best Pies possible and to be recognised at these highly prestigious awards amongst other excellent bakers is it such an honour! We are very excited we have received the prize and we hope this will encourage new customers to try our award-winning products."

Matthew O'Callaghan, Chairman of the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association, added: "Pies are one of our nation's favourite traditional foods and we organise this event to celebrate the quality and heritage of these iconic products. This year's event was a resounding success and yet again we were impressed with the high quality of the Pies entered by passionate Pie makers. Our Judges, who faced the difficult task of choosing the winning Pie out of 900 entries, did a superb job. It is fantastic to see that the value of these Awards is recognised not only by large Pie makers but also by small producers who submitted over 70% of entries."

For more details please visit www.britishpieawards.co.uk or follow the British Pie Awards on twitter

The Annual British Pie Awards took place in Melton Mowbray on 25thApril 2012. The winning Pie competed in the contest of a record number of 900 Pies created by professional bakers and butchers at this year's event organised and hosted by the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association.


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