Bakers and Pie Makers from all over Australia converge alternately in Sydney and Melbourne each September to compete for the most sought after award in their industryThe Official Great Aussie Pie Competition, The Official Great Aussie Pie Competition.
The competition is held in conjunction with Fine Food Australia and is judged over a four day period by an elite team of 16 judges from the baking industry. Ten categories of pies are appraised including Plain Meat & Chunky , Gourmet Meat / Gourmet Section = Red Meat, Poultry, Game, Seafood, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Breakfast and Apple. 2014 saw the first Official Great Aussie Sausage Roll competition added.
The 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 its entry levels since conception.
It’s well known that winning medals at this highly regarded event can be paramount in the promotion for every bakery. Now in its 29th year, this competition has on many occasions turned small pie producers into million dollar businesses by winning.
Bakers who compete in The Competition say they always receive beneficial advice on how to improve on their products by the professional judging panel who analyse their products.
Entires open July 1 and close August 31.