NZ’s Largest and Longest Running Food Competition is Back

Pie lovers around New Zealand were devastated when the 24th Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards were postponed last year due to COVID-19. Well, now the awards are back, and excitement is already building among bakers as to who might take out the Supreme Award this year.

The reigning champion, Patrick Lam, aka the Pie King, of Tauranga’s Patrick’s Pies Goldstar Bakery has a lot at stake. Lam has won seven Supreme Pie Awards and in 2020 he claimed the first Bakels Legendary Sausage Roll prize.

Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards 2019 Supreme winner Mince & Cheese baked by Patrick’s Pies Goldstar Bakery Tauranga.

“New Zealanders love their pies, and it was hard enough that the lockdowns closed their favourite bakeries without losing the Pie Awards as well,” expressed NZ Bakels managing director Brent Kersel, adding that last year it was like the whole nation let out a sigh of disappointment when the competition was postponed.

“This year we’re thinking positively about how much as a country we have to be thankful for and the Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards helps celebrate that. So, let’s find the best pie in the country and get everyone to try it! We know people will want to.”

Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards competition dates:

May 3 – Entries open

June 24 – Entries close at 5pm

July 22 – Judging Day

July 27 – Awards Night