19 Jun 2024

Venison pie wins Torbay baker national Apprentice Award

Pie fan and apprentice baker, Beau Corric is known to search out unique flavours of pies just for the share delight of experiencing a new taste. His exploration has led to him winning the 2024 NZ Bakels Apprentice Pie Maker Award with his slow-cooked venison pie with cranberry, roast vegetables and red wine sauce pie, and his mince and cheese pie.

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18 Jun 2024

First year apprentice comes third in Apprentice Pie Maker Award

The mathematical symbol Pi made an impressive appearance at the Apprentice Pie Maker competition on June 12 when Benjamin Crosby of The Baker, Tirau caught the judges’ attention with his slow-cooked Angus beef pie with bacon and mushrooms topped with Pi.

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10 Jun 2024

NZ Bakels enlists two celebrity chef judges for Pie Awards

You may have watched Auckland restaurateur, Sid Sahrawat judging on MasterChef NZ, My Kitchen Rules, dined at his former restaurant, Sidart, or at Cassia, Anise, The French Café or Kol. But did you know, Zoya, his 13 year-old daughter is also a talented budding foodie, formerly known as the HospoBaby?

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3 Aug 2023

Conquering king reigns supreme!

New Zealand’s baking dynasty now has its king back on the throne with Patrick Lam of Patrick’s Pies Gold Star Bakery in Tauranga winning his eighth Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Award.

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8 Jun 2023

Almost unbelievable phone call announces award win

When Amie Irwin’s cellphone rang she couldn’t quite believe what she was hearing. “You have won the Apprentice Pie Maker of the Year,” said the caller.

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1 Mar 2023

Apprentice Pie Maker results

Congratulations to all the entrants of the 2023 Apprentice Pie Maker.

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