New Zealand’s baking dynasty now has its King again on the throne with Patrick Lam of Patrick’s Pies Gold Star Bakery in Tauranga profitable his eighth Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Award.
On this, the 25th yr of the Pie Awards, Patrick stunned the judges with an ideal Roast Duck, Onion and Mushroom entry within the Gourmand Meat class.
When Patrick’s pie started its judging at NZ Bakels on July 27, movie star chef decide Al Brown began a ripple of dialog with “I’ve simply seen a duck pie and it appears fairly wonderful”.
Earlier than lengthy media gathered for a sneak peek and across the judging kitchen “duck” unfold. “I don’t suppose we’ve ever had a duck entry earlier than,…. “hmm duck, whether it is cooked proper will probably be very nice ‘duck’ duck.”
It simply stored going all the best way to the Supreme class judging the place the judges commented on the ‘flying duck’ ornament on the highest of the pie. However it was the tasting spherical that silenced the room earlier than, “the duck is so moist and all of the components mix in good stability” “so good!” “They’ve nailed it, lovely pastry, nice flavour”.
And so it got here to be, that New Zealand’s most awarded pie maker, Patrick Lam took again his throne to applause and with respect.
NZ Bakels managing director Brent Kersel says: “Every time Patrick has gained there was a special set of judges judging the class and it simply goes to point out that if you happen to current a shocking pie that ticks all of the packing containers and outshines each different pie, the judges are going to decide on it.
“This yr I’d should say was one of many hardest years’ we’ve seen within the judging as a result of there have been so many excellent pies to the purpose that it was too near name a class winner in a number of of the classes and so they had been re-judged. It was that shut!”
“So I’d wish to say, effectively completed to all of the bakers that entered. The usual of your pie-making is the very best we’ve ever seen and try to be proud to place these pies in your store to promote.
“And to Patrick, your exhausting work and keenness to be the winner in our twenty fifth yr is an impressive achievement. You deserve the glory. Your Duck pie was distinctive, as had been your Rooster and Vegetable and Vegetarian class gold winners,” says Brent.
Patrick Lam was topped Pie King, the 25th Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Award winner at a spectacular Awards evening in Auckland on the Cordis resort, on August 1. To learn extra about Patrick’s inspirational baking journey go to: https://issuu.com/theintermediagroup/docs/hospitality_business_february_2019/33
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