New sponsor for British Pie Awards

Borough Market’s Roast restaurant in London has been announced as a sponsor for the British Pie Awards 2016.

As part of its sponsorship, the restaurant, known for its British dishes, will add the winning pie to the menu at Roast.

The latest of more than 20 sponsors to support the event, Roast will join industry organisations such as Quality Meat Scotland and the Vegetarian Society, as well as national producers and suppliers, including flour specialist Heygates and Brook Food Processing Equipment.

Stuart Cauldwell, head chef at Roast and British Pie Award judge, said: “Working with the British Pie Awards is such a perfect-fit for us, as the event celebrates one of Britain’s most traditional and popular dishes. I’m looking forward to finding a pie suitable for our menu, whether that be hot, cold, sweet or savoury.”

The pies are judged by more than 100 pie aficionados, from TV chefs and food critics to food writers and enthusiasts, including Charles Campion, Andy Bates, Rachel Green and Neil Davey.

There are 20 classes for pie producers to enter, including this year’s Speciality Class, where entrants must bake a “pie fit for her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday”.

The pie awards take place from 9-11 March, during British Pie Week, which runs from 9-13 March. The closing date for entries is 22 February.

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