NZ's best pies officially crowned

31/07/2019

New Zealand's Pie King was crowned last night the Bakels New Zealand Pie Awards - unofficially the best night of the year.

Our own General Lee entered pies in two categories, but it was Tauranga baker Patrick Lam's classic mince and cheese that took out the Supreme Award, giving the legendary Lam a record seventh title.

You can find Patrick's award-winning mince and cheese at Gold Star Bakery in Tauranga.

It was a huge night for Euro Patisserie in Torbay, taking out three gold awards and apprentice baker of the year for 2019.

Here's where you can find the gold winners from the 12 categories dished out last night.

MINCE AND GRAVY
Oliver's Bakehouse - Mission Bay, Auckland

POTATO TOP
Euro Patisserie - Torbay, Auckland

STEAK AND CHEESE
Nada Bakery - Tawa, Wellington

CHICKEN AND VEGETABLE
Kai Pai Wholesale - Wanaka

CAFE BOUTIQUE
Poached Rhubarb & Blueberry - Original Foods - Wigram, Christchurch

GOURMET MEAT
Morrocan Lamb - Orewa Bakery - Orewa, Auckland

TRUCK AND TRADIE STEAK AND GRAVY
Euro Patisserie - Torbay, Auckland

BACON & EGG
Gold Star Patrick's Pies - Tauriko, Tauranga

MINCE & CHEESE
Gold Star Patrick's Pies - Tauriko, Tauranga

GOURMET FRUIT
Black Forest, Cherry and Mascarpone - Ten O'Clock Cookie Bakery Cafe - Masterton

VEGETARIAN
Broccoli, cauliflower, pumpkin, carrot, spinach - Euro Patisserie - Torbay, Auckland

COMMERCIAL WHOLESALE MINCE AND CHEESE
Oxford Pies - Hamilton

SUPREME AWARD
Patrick Lam's Mince & Cheese - Gold Star Patrick's Pies - Tauriko, Tauranga

You can find the full list of award winners here, with every category dishing out honours for gold, silver, bronze and highly commended.