NZ’s best pies revealed

30 July, 2019 by
FMCG Business

Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards six times winner, Patrick Lam, dreams of one day telling his grandchildren that he was once the Pie King of New Zealand.

Well, he still is!

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Congratulations will be ringing out across his kingdom today as we celebrate Patrick Lam as this year’s Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards winner. With this, his seventh win, he is our most awarded baker, clutching his crown in a one-point victory over his opponents with a stunning mince and cheese pie.

Supreme Mince & Cheese – Celebrity chef Gareth Stewart, Lay Phan Ho, Patrick Lam and NZ Bakels managing director Brent Kersel.

The Awards were announced tonight (July 30) in Auckland at a gala event to find victorious pies befitting a gold, silver or bronze award in the 11 finalist categories. A full list of all the winners is shown below.

On July 25, the judges, including celebrity chef judge Gareth Stewart, began the task at dawn of finding a winner from 5326 pies entered by 553 bakers. It took nearly nine hours.

While there have been four previous Mince & Cheese Supreme winners (2001, 2002, 2005 and 2013) since the competition began in 1996, entry numbers in this category have steadily grown as New Zealanders declared it their favourite pie.

To win with a Mince & Cheese pie is phenomenal. Not only do you have to get passed the ‘big boys’, the Commercial Wholesale bakers who can only enter a mince and cheese pie in that category and who comfortably bake tens of thousands of them each week, but you have to get passed nine other categories, many with more opportunity to ‘stand out from the crowd’ such as Gourmet Meat.

It’s a daunting task, a conquest fit for kings and Patrick Lam of Goldstar Patrick’s Pies in Bethlehem and Tauriko in Tauranga, and Rotorua faced the conquest and became the victor.

Bakels NZ Managing Director Brent Kersel says: “The Supreme pie was absolute perfection. The pastry was golden, with perfect lamination, flaky, and a delight to bite into. The filling though surprised us. It was like the cheese had been swirled through the mince and the way it blended in your mouth as a result was exceptional, delicious. Mince and cheese is my favourite pie, and I’d go so far as to say Patrick’s was the best I’ve ever tasted.”

“We saw some very creative pies come through the Café Boutique category including The Flintstone with beef brisket and bone protruding the top pastry. A standout for me was the slow-cooked pork belly pie which was cooked in apple cider and pear cider. It looked pretty impressive.

“So it’s interesting that out of all the categories the Mince & Cheese should take Supreme but then it proves that if you get the formula right, the eye-catching golden pastry and the beautifully cooked, well-seasoned filling, then, yes, Mince & Cheese can out-shine the others.  It takes a Pie King to show us that and we congratulate Patrick on his success.”

Kersel also announced that a new Sausage Roll category will be introduced at next year’s awards.

Patrick Lam won the Supreme trophy, two golds and two bronze awards and $9,500 in prize money. For this charming, humble Pie King though it is all about bringing satisfaction to his customers and recognising the efforts of his bakery team to make that happen.

2019 Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards Winners:

1.      MINCE & GRAVY

  Name Company Address Phone Number
Gold Award

 

Heng Seanghy Oliver’s Bakehouse 299 Kepa Road, Mission Bay, Auckland 1071
phone 0952122225
mobile 0210553399
Silver Award

 

Jason Hay Richoux Patisserie 119 Main Highway, Ellerslie, Auckland 1051
phone 095791815
mobile 021999954
Bronze Award

 

Srieng Choeu

 

Fresh Bun Cafe Tuakau 42 George Street, Tuakau 2121
phone 092368998
mobile 0211666480
Highly Commended

 

Try Kong Bakers Oven 687 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa 0932
phone 094245063
mobile 0212109900

 

 

2. POTATO TOPPED

  Name Company Address Phone Number
Gold Award Bunna Hout Euro Patisserie Torbay 1028 Beach Road, Torbay, Auckland 0630
phone 09 473 7535
mobile 021 778515
Silver Award Bunnarith Sao

 

Dairy Flat Bakery 1443 Dairy Flat Highway, RD 4, Albany
phone 09 4266061
mobile 027 7768888
Bronze Award

 

John Thomsen Copenhagen Bakery 409 Harewood Road, Bishopdale, Christchurch 8051
phone 03 3590175
mobile 0274354502
Highly Commended

 

Try Kong Bakers Oven 687 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa 0932
phone 094245063
mobile 0212109900

 

 

3. STEAK & CHEESE

  Name Company Address Phone Number
Gold Award Michael Gray Nada Bakery 72 Main Road, Tawa, Wellington 5028 Unit 4
phone 042324233
mobile 0212253726
Silver Award Bunnarith Sao

 

Dairy Flat Bakery 1443 Dairy Flat Highway, RD 4, Albany
phone 09 4266061
mobile 027 7768888
Bronze Award Lee Ing Fast & Fresh Bakery 8 Horomatangi Street, Taupo 3330
phone 073786311
mobile 0211509998
Highly Commended Geemun Chao

 

Bakery Bobs Bakery Cafe 135 Chadwick Road, Greerton, Tauranga 3112
phone 075178279
mobile 021898888

4. CHICKEN & VEGETABLE

  Name Company Address Phone Number
Gold Award

 

Jason Danielson Kai Pai Wholesale 17 Frederick Street, Wanaka
phone 03 4438709
mobile 027 264444
Silver Award

 

Jason Hay Richoux Patisserie 119 Main Highway, Ellerslie, Auckland 1051
phone 095791815
mobile 021999954
Bronze Award

 

Patrick Lam Goldstar Patricks Pies Shop 14, 2 Taurikura Drive, Tauriko, Tauranga 3110
phone 075792328
mobile 0272940457
Highly Commended

 

Sok Kaing My Bakery Kelston Suite 6, 4055 Great North Road, Glen Eden, Auckland 0602
phone 098185599
mobile 0279599999

5. CAFÉ BOUTIQUE

  Name Company Address Phone Number
Gold Award

Poached Rhubarb and Blueberry

Mike Sproule Original Foods 8 Stark Drive, Wigram, Christchurch 8042
phone 033544456
mobile 021865664
Silver Award

Prime Hereford Beef Cheeks, Mushroom, aged Cheddar, Fenugreek and Garden Herbs.

Tom Peake The Whistling Frog 9 Rewcastle Road, RD 2, Owaka 9586
phone 034158338
mobile 0220331242
Bronze Award

Chicken Porcini in cream sauce

Megan Priscott

 

Red Kitchen

69 Mahoe Street, Te Awamutu 3800
phone 078718715
mobile 021527505
Highly Commended

Mutton Shanks

Cathy Miller Rangiriri Pies 16 Rangiriri Road, Rangiriri 3782
mobile 0274404924

6. GOURMET MEAT

 

Name

Company Address Phone Number
Gold Award

Moroccan Lamb Pie

Ty Lim Orewa Bakery 8E Moana Avenue, Orewa 0931`
phone 094265267
mobile 021688112
Silver Award

Chicken & Bacon in a Cream Sauce

Jason Danielson Kai Pai Wholesale 17 Frederick Street, Wanaka
phone 03 4438709
mobile 027 264444
Bronze Award

Slow Cooked Pork Belly

Michael Gray Nada Bakery 72 Main Road, Tawa, Wellington 5028 Unit 4
phone 042324233
mobile 0212253726
Highly Commended

Lamb, Kumara, Bacon & Camembert

Vong Hean Mairangi Bay Bakery 366D Beach Road, Mairangi Bay, Auckland 0630
phone 094791610
mobile 0297710898

7. TRUCKIE & TRADIE (STEAK & GRAVY)

  Name Company Address Phone Number
Gold Award Bunna Hout Euro Patisserie Torbay 1028 Beach Road, Torbay, Auckland 0630
phone 09 473 7535
mobile 021 778515
Silver Award Lee Ing Fast & Fresh Bakery 8 Horomatangi Street, Taupo 3330
phone 073786311
mobile 0211509998
Bronze Award Lee Hout Ung Crown Bakery Pukekohe 132D Manukau Road, Pukekohe 2120
phone 092382018
mobile 0212357571
Highly Commended Bun Heng Wong

 

Julia’s Bakery 128B Main Highway, Ellerslie, Auckland 1051
phone 095264919
mobile 0210618888

8. BACON & EGG

Name Company Address Phone Number
Gold Award Patrick Lam Goldstar Patricks Pies Shop 14, 2 Taurikura Drive, Tauriko, Tauranga 3110

 

phone 075792328
mobile 0272940457
Silver Award Bunhour (Vic) Luon Waihi Bakery 47 Seddon Street, Waihi 3610
phone 078637148
mobile 0211688888
Bronze Award Jason Hay Richoux Patisserie 119 Main Highway, Ellerslie, Auckland 1051
phone 095791815
mobile 021999954
Highly Commended Chien Hoang Pak n Save Wairau 30-60 Wairau Road, Glenfield
phone 09 4410190
mobile 021 02694478

9. MINCE & CHEESE

  Name Company Address Phone Number
Gold Award

 

Patrick Lam Goldstar Patricks Pies Shop 14, 2 Taurikura Drive, Tauriko, Tauranga 3110

 

phone 075792328
mobile 0272940457
Silver Award

 

Geemun Chao

 

Bakery Bobs Bakery Cafe 135 Chadwick Road, Greerton, Tauranga 3112
phone 075178279
mobile 021898888
Bronze Award

 

Sophal (Andy) Tun Summer Bakery 10E Margan Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland
phone 09 8260292
mobile 022 0777777
Highly Commended

 

Bunnarith Sao

 

Dairy Flat Bakery 1443 Dairy Flat Highway, RD 4, Albany
phone 09 4266061
mobile 027 7768888

Blackforest by Ten O’Clock Cookie Bakery Cafe, Masterton

10. GOURMET FRUIT

  Name Company Address Phone Number
Gold Award

Blackforest

John Kloeg Ten O’Clock Cookie Bakery Cafe 180 Queen Street, Masterton 5810
phone 0272632485
mobile 0272632485
Silver Award

Blueberry, Apple & Peach

Oudorm Lai Corner Bakery 180A Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough, Auckland 1042
phone 096259153
mobile 0212563883
Bronze Award

Fresh Lemon Meringue

Patrick Rattigan Patrick’s on Lake Road 49 Lake Road, Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010
phone 073488928
mobile 0212039616
Highly Commended

Mix Berries and Apple

Bunnarith Sao

 

Dairy Flat Bakery 1443 Dairy Flat Highway, RD 4, Albany
phone 09 4266061
mobile 027 7768888

11. VEGETARIAN

  Name Company Address Phone Number
Gold Award

Broccoli, Cauliflower, Pumpkin, Carrot ,Spinach

Bunna Hout Euro Patisserie Torbay 1028 Beach Road, Torbay, Auckland 0630
phone 09 473 7535
mobile 021 778515
Silver Award

Vege BBQ Cheese Burger, Beyond Meat Patty

Cameron Butchart Butchart’s Home Cookery 91 Tawa Street, Gonville, Whanganui 4501
phone (06) 3442666
mobile 021577101
Bronze Award

Stir Fried Veg in a Cream Cheese Sauce

Patrick Lam Goldstar Patricks Pies Shop 14, 2 Taurikura Drive, Tauriko, Tauranga 3110

 

phone 075792328
mobile 0272940457

Highly Commended

White Sauce with Pumpkin & Carrot

Jason Danielson Kai Pai Wholesale 17 Frederick Street, Wanaka
phone 03 4438709
mobile 027 264444

12. COMMERCIAL WHOLESALE – MINCE & CHEESE

  Name Company Address Phone Number
Gold Award

 

Tim Milinia Oxford Pies

 

142 Maui Street, Pukete, Hamilton 3200
phone 078497516
mobile 0275406698
Silver Award

 

Eddie Grooten Dad’s Pies 57 Forge Road, Silverdale, Auckland
phone 09 4219027
Bronze Award

 

Terry McMahon Couplands Bakeries Cnr Buchanans Rd & Carmen Rd, Christchurch
phone 03 3360500
mobile 027 4694558

Highly Commended

 

Jason Danielson Kai Pai Wholesale 17 Federick Street, Wanaka
phone 03 4438709
mobile 027 264444

SUPREME

  • Gold Award

Category

 

Mince & Cheese

Patrick Lam Goldstar Patricks Pies Shop 14, 2 Taurikura Drive, Tauriko, Tauranga 3110

 

phone 075792328
mobile 0272940457