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2020 winner Alan Pirie of James Pirie & Son with Carol Smillie

< div course=" inline_image image_size_full "data-attachment=" 246950" data-sequence =" 3" readability =" 6 ">< img alt=" 2020 victor Alan Pirie of James Pirie & Son with Carol Smillie" src=" "dimensions=" (max-width: 1023px) 100vw, 780px" course=" lazyload "size=" 5462" height=" 3821 "srcset=" 480w, 600w, 780w" > The hunt for the world’s Scotch pie champ is underway as

trade body Scottish Bakers validates the days for the 2021/22 awards. James Pirie & Son of Newtyle was crowned the Champion of Champions in a one-off occasion in May of this year, now the competition is back to its common style with participants battling it out in 11 groups– Scotch Pie, Football Pies & Savouries, Macaroni Pie, Steak Pie, Sausage Roll, Cold Savoury, Hot Savoury, Vegetarian Savoury, Haggis Savoury, Bridie and Apple & Pies. The competition is open for entries now as well as evaluating will happen on Wednesday 10 November 2021 with the champion being announced at a prestigious awards lunch on 18 January 2022 at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld. Television individuality Carol Smillie will exist the honors. Alasdair Smith, chief executive of Scottish Bakers, stated he was” so happy “to be running the competition in its initial format following the pandemic.” Bakers and also butchers in Scotland have shown such resilience stepping up to provide fresh fruit and vegetables to all of us in a time of crisis and it seems only suitable to celebrate the best of the

finest by shining a light on the most taste-bud-tingling offerings from our country’s finest crafts individuals,” he said.” This really is the only competitors of its kind acknowledging quality in the prep work of an ideal pie and also it is now a regular fixture on the calendar as professional butchers and also bakers throughout the country vie for pie preeminence and the increase to their organization that constantly comes with such a sought after title.”