Simon Howie Foods takes home THREE prizes in The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards

Simon Howie Foods of Dunning, Perthshire has scored a hat trick, or should that be a ‘pie trick’ in the 22nd World Championship Scotch Pie Awards which were announced this week.

Simon Howie Foods won:

Silver and Bronze awards in the Hot Savoury category for their Chilli Cheese and Chicken Kiev Pies respectively. They also won Silver in the Steak Pie (Handheld) category for their ever-popular Steak & Gravy Pie. A great result for the team of award-winning chefs that work tirelessly to keep the businesses 2 local butcher shops, in Perth & Auchterarder, fully stocked week in week out.

The annual awards recognise excellence in the production of the perfect pie and are a firm favourite in the calendar with bakers and butchers vying for a top prize in the 11 categories including the iconic Scotch Pie, Football Pies & Savouries, Macaroni Pie, Steak Pie, Sausage Roll, Cold Savoury, Hot Savoury, Vegetarian Savoury, Haggis Savoury, Bridie and Apple Pies.

The annual judging day, which was held in a COVID safe setting late last year, saw over 70 butchers and bakers enter more than 400 of the nation’s best pies for judging by over 50 experts in their field. So, for Simon Howie Foods to have taken home THREE awards is a great achievement.

Alasdair Smith, Chief Executive of Scottish Bakers who run the competition on behalf of the bakery and butchery trades said, “We have overcome everything COVID could throw at us this year to celebrate the best pies and as always the results do not disappoint.

“It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Simon Howie Foods has achieved three awards,” he continued, “and they can be rightly very proud of their achievements. We took delivery of over 400 entries this year, so to win even one award is no small feat. It’s wonderful to know that every winning product was lovingly made from scratch from locally sourced ingredients, freshly made daily by skilled craftspeople. It just goes to show the skill, creativity and hard work of each and every entrant.”