2024 New Zealand Bakels Supreme Pie Awards – Important Dates



Entry forms are due.

Contact your local rep if you need assistance.



Pies are due for judging.

Ensure pies arrive between July 23 and 24, 2024



Judging takes place.

1000’s of pies are tasted by 4 esteemed judges.



Results are announced.

Keep a look out for your name in big shiny letters!

About New zealand Bakels SUPREME Pie Awards

New Zealand Bakels is the sole sponsor of the Supreme Pie Awards.

The first Pie Awards was in 1996. Established to help the Baking industry to keep on constantly improving and innovating, the Bakels Supreme Pie Awards has now grown to around 600 entries and has become one of New Zealand’s most popular and prestigious food competitions.

In July judging takes place at Bakels. Experienced baking industry experts are joined by a celebrity judge to blind judge pies in 11 categories.

The Bakels New Zealadn Supreme Pie Awards

Gold medal winners from 10 of the 11 categories are then in contention for the Supreme Award. Presentations and celebrations take place a week after the judging day at an Awards night where all finalists are invited to attend.

NZ Bakels today is a modern progressive Company specialising in the manufacture and distribution of high quality raw materials for the baking industry.

Today there is a range of approximately 400 products covering a full range of Baking and Pastry cooking Ingredients and a committed dedicated staff of 100.

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