The principal objectives for the Competition are to provide a national platform for quality pie improvement, product innovation & skill enhancement, while providing a platform to gain maximum media exposure for pies and pie makers in their battle for a share of the fast food dollar.
The 2019 competition was held at Fine Food Australia, Sydney International Convention Centre, 9-12 SEPTEMBER
The 2020 competition was held at Southern Cross Supplies, Lidcombe NSW 11-13, NOVEMBER, (Entries Open 1st September / Close Friday 30th Oct)
The 2021 competition will be held at Fine Food Australia, ICC Darling Harbour, 6-9 SEPTEMBER, (Entries Open 1st July/ Close 20th August)
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Bakers and Pie Makers from all over Australia converge alternately in Sydney & Melbourne each September to compete for the most sought after award in their industry, The Official Great Aussie Pie Competition.
The competition is judged over a four day period by an elite team of 16 judges from the baking industry. Ten categories of pies are appraised including Plain Meat & Chunky , Gourmet Meat / Gourmet Section = Red Meat, Poultry, Game, Seafood, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Breakfast and Apple. 2014 saw the first Official Great Aussie Sausage Roll competition added.
The Competition has always generated a lot of media coverage throughout newspapers, magazines, radio and television which enables winners to reap the rewards. Due to these benefits, the competition has consistently increased its entry levels since conception.
It’s well known that winning medals at this highly regarded event can be paramount in the promotion for every bakery. Now in its 31st year, this competition has on many occasions turned small pie producers into million dollar businesses by winning.
“The amount of newcomers entering the competition this year was overwhelming, and these first time entrants brought with them a myriad of new and innovative pie fillings and flavours. One new entrant said that he felt like a movie star with the amount of media coverage he received as well as the massive influx of customers coming to his bakery to purchase his award winning pies. Mike French, Head Judge”
Bakers who compete in The Competition say they always receive beneficial advice on how to improve on their products by the professional judging panel who analyse their products.