On Wednesday the Melton Pork Pie Association hosted the British Pie Awards in St Marys Church. The event which is a trade event (public invited to watch) saw 617 pies entered in a variety of categories including pork pie, cold savoury, hot savoury, fish, vegetarian etc. Pies came from the length and breadth of the country.
We co sponsorsored the event and hosted some of the judges. The judges included well known chefs, food writers, local celebs etc. We had staying at the hotel- Tamasin Day Lewis, Tom Bridge, Alan Stuart as well as others. They enjoyed a pre event meal on the Tuesday evening - this did put the pressure on our Chef Jan, cooking for ‘foodies’ including a Michelin starred chef- well done to Jan they all enjoyed their meal.
The event the following day was a great success and we had local press & TV coverage, and national coverage on Daybreak and the One Show.