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Bakels Meat Pie Awards 2015
July 23, 2015 – 9:41 pm | No Comment

Bakels Meat Pie Awards 2015

The Bakels Pie Awards were announced last night. As is normal for Meateaters we are only highlighting the meat pies because that’s what we think matters most.

Martin Bosley, celebrity chef and judge described the winning meat pie – a potato-top pie baked by Shane Forster from Greenmeadows New World Supermarket in Napier – as a spectacular pie.

“Everything about it…the pastry crust was perfectly executed, cooked all the way through. It was the perfect ratio of potato topping, the mince was lovely and rich tasting, a good balance with the gravy. The potato was just a cloud-like mash, just enough crispy”, he said.

Congratulations to all the winners!

(Check out the full list of winners)

SUPREME

Gold Potato Top Shane Forster New World Greenmeadows 9 Gloucester St,
Taradale, Napier
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The winning pie in the 2015 Bakels Pie Awards

MINCE & GRAVY

Gold Khemara Yin The Bakehouse Café 525 Pollen Street,
Thames
Silver Buntha Meng Wildgrain Bakery 16 Wainui Road,
Silverdale, Auckland
Bronze Srieng Choeu Fresh Bun Cafe 42 George Street,
Tuakau
HC Tongmin Li Hillpark Bakery 75 Grande Vue Road,
Manurewa

STEAK (DICED) & GRAVY

Gold Bunchoeun Keo One Tree Bakery 204 Maunganui Rd,
Mt Maunganui
Silver Lam Ho Paetiki Bakery 199 Rifle Range Rd,
Taupo
Bronze Annie Hay Richoux Patisserie 119 Main Highway,
Ellerslie
HC  Roger Cathro Pak n Save 116 Jackson Street,
Petone, Wellington

CHICKEN & VEGETABLE

Gold Srieng Choeu Fresh Bun Cafe 42 George Street
Tuakau
Silver Bill Liem Greenland Bakery & Cafe 3 Market Place,
Botany Town Centre
Bronze Bunnarith Sao Dairy Flat Bakery 1443 Dairy Flat Highway,
RD Albany
HC Jason Hay Richoux Patisserie 447 Lake Road,
Takapuna

GOURMET FRUIT

Gold Blueberry
& Spiced Apple
Bunnarith Sao Dairy Flat Bakery 1443 Dairy Flat Highway,
RD 4 Albany
Silver Sherry’d Pear
& Plum
Shane Kearns Viands Bakery 80 Lyon Street, Kihikihi
Bronze Cointreau Pear
& Apple Cherry
Patrick Lam Patrick’s Pie Group Ltd 19 Bethlehem Road,
Bethlehem Town Centre,
Tauranga
HC Vanilla Bean,
Poached Apple
& Salted Caramel
Jason Heaven Heaven’s Bakery 6 Gloucester Street,
Greenmeadow,
Napier

GOURMET MEAT

Gold Butter Chicken Srieng Choeu Fresh Bun Cafe 42 George Street,
Tuakau
Silver Chicken, Bacon
& Mushroom
Bill Liem Greenland Bakery & Cafe 3 Market Square,
Botany Town Centre
Bronze Creamy Chicken
& Mushroom
Thi Thach Mr Baker 29 Niven Street,
Onewaka, Napier
HC Thai Chicken Roger Cathro Pak n Save 116 Jackson Street,
Petone, Wellington

BACON & EGG

Gold Vong Hean Mairangi Bay Bakery 366D Beach Road,
Mairangi Bay
Silver Oudorm Lai Corner Bakery 180a Hillsborough Rd,
Hillsborough, Auckland
Bronze Sarith Ruon Beaut Bakery Ltd 179 Spa Road,
Taupo
HC Bunchoeun Keo One Tree Bakery 204 Maunganui Rd,
Mt Maunganui

MINCE & CHEESE

Gold Sopheap Chouk Te Awamutu Bakehouse Cafe 159 Alexander Street,
Te Awamutu
Silver Try Kong Bakers Oven 687 Whangaparaoa Rd,
Stanmore Bay
Bronze Patrick Lam Patrick’s Pie Group Ltd 19 Bethlehem Road,
Bethlehem, Tauranga
HC Meng Hong Ly Danny’s Kiwi Bakery Shop 2, Pahurehure Shop,
2/10 Rushgreen Ave, Pahurehure

STEAK & CHEESE

Gold Roger Cathro Pak n Save Petone 116 Jackson Street
Petone, Wellington
Silver Trang Tan Kiet Cherrywood Cafe Shop 7, Cherrywood Drive,
Tauranga
Bronze Sam Jampa Kaikohe Bakehouse Cafe 77 Broadway,
Kaikohe
HC Buntha Meng Wildgrain Bakery 16 Wainui Road,
Silverdale, Auckland

POTATO TOP

Gold Iain Beaton New World Greenmeadows 9 Gloucester St,
Taradale, Napier
Silver Oudorm Lai Corner Bakery 180a Hillsborough Rd,
Hillsborough, Auckland
Bronze Mike O’Reilly Bakers of Bethlehem 229B State Highway 2,
Tauranga
HC Geemun Chao Baker Bobs Bakery & Cafe 135 Chadwick Rd,
Greerton, Tauranga

COMMERCIAL / WHOLESALE

Gold Phil Lyons Couplands Bakeries Cnr Buchanans & Carmen Rd,
Hornby, CHCH
Silver Michael Welch Dad’s Pies 57 Forge Rd,
Silverdale 0932
Bronze John Newell Oxford Pies 142 Maui Street,
Pukete
HC Paul Barber Goodtime Foods 35 Turner Place,
Onekawa, Napier

CAFÉ BOUTIQUE

Gold Caramelised Walnuts, Pear & Blue Cheese Tart Craig Rust Divine Cakes & Desserts 18 Wickham St,
Bromley, Christchurch
Silver Banoffee Pie Andrew Fitzpatrick Cake Box 51 Lake Road,
Frankton, Hamilton
Bronze Chicken, Mushroom, Sundried Tomato,
Camembert, Egg & Spring Onion
Mike Buchman Robert Harris Matamata 47 Broadway,
Matamata
HC Steak, Onion & Garlic Murray Peterson Central Cafe 201 Alexandra Street,
Te Awamutu


Bakels Pie Awards 2014
July 30, 2014 – 6:22 pm | 3 Comments
Bakels Pie Awards  2014

The winners of the best pies in the country were announced last night. The overall winner was Michael Kloeg from Clareville Bakery for his Gourmet Meat pie – a lamb cutlet and kumara mash concoction.
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Venison meatballs and spaghetti
May 7, 2013 – 8:20 pm | 3 Comments
Venison meatballs and spaghetti

This dish is going to take you about 20 minutes to prepare, and maybe an hour to cook. It’s super easy to make and is a great family meal that can be re-used as leftovers …

Rump steak on parsnip and kumara mash with beetroot salsa
May 7, 2013 – 5:24 pm | One Comment
Rump steak on parsnip and kumara mash with beetroot salsa

This is an adaption of a marvellous Peter Gordon recipe from his great book Everyday. We have cooked several meals from this book since we bought it a few months back and every one of …

Beef curry Madras style
April 25, 2013 – 6:49 pm | No Comment
Beef curry Madras style

Everyone loves a good beef curry but often they are difficult to prepare, and they take a long time to make. This version of a Beef Madras takes very little time to prepare, and very …

Meat advertising from the 1950’s and 1960’s
April 15, 2013 – 10:59 pm | No Comment
Meat advertising from the 1950’s and 1960’s

Meat advertising has come a long way since the 1950’s and 1960’s as these ads can testify. In fact you’d have to say that current meat ads are sophisticated by comparison!
Back in the 50’s meat …

Live steers and heifers for sale
April 9, 2013 – 9:23 pm | No Comment
Live steers and heifers for sale

This is a bit out of the ordinary for us but it seems that the Meateaters audience is asking for it. Julie from Christchurch has some steers and heifers for sale. Here’s her email. Please give …

Mad Butcher share offer of $1.30 per share
March 26, 2013 – 3:21 pm | One Comment
Mad Butcher share offer of $1.30 per share

Investors will be able to buy a piece of The Mad Butcher for $1.30 per share in an initial public offering next month.
It was announced today that $25 million worth of shares in the franchisor …

Do you buy the meat in your household? Help is required!
March 19, 2013 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

gate2plate is a new start-up business (in Partnership with The Icehouse), that is looking to change the way people purchase meat.

They would love your help… or more importantly your opinion.

In order to make sure you …

Green Meadows Beef
November 11, 2012 – 9:09 am | No Comment
Green Meadows Beef

There’s a new player on the block, or in the paddock if you prefer, doing beef directly from the farm.
Green Meadows Beef based in the Taranaki are offering quarter, half, three-quarter or whole beasts for …

Meatloaf #3
August 7, 2012 – 9:11 pm | No Comment
Meatloaf #3

Meatloaf is a very traditional American meat dish. But it’s fast becoming popular in New Zealand because it’s easy to make and it can be used across two meals.
Linda cooked this one tonight and it …