The NZ Vegan Pie Awards


Welcome to New Zealand's Vegan Pie Competition

The New Zealand Supreme Vegan Pie Awards recognises and honours 8 award-winning vegan pies from around New Zealand.

The Supreme Vegan Pie Awards has been established in 2018 to showcase some of the amazing vegan pies that New Zealand has to offer. Plant-based vegan food has exploded to take centre stage in many New Zealand eateries due to its lower impact on the environment, and its benefits to both human health and animal welfare. Increasingly, vegan food is appreciated in its own right, for using healthy, tasty, clean ingredients, combined in innovative ways. New Zealand’s inaugural vegan pie competition is both cutting edge and classically Kiwi!

We would like to introduce the ‘Commercial Category’ to this year’s competition, to create a more level playing field for companies that don’t produce one off or handmade pies. We are very excited to be able to reflect this growth in the competition and in the market.

Judging will take place at The Butcher's Son for World Vegan Day, Monday 2nd November, at 12 noon.

The Awards Ceremony takes place at 6.30pm, also at The Butcher's Son. Members of the public are invited to join us for an exciting night of pies, pies and more pies! Come along and find out who are the winners.

Industry experts Aaron Pucci, a Master Chef with 23 years of experience and Brad Jacobs, Co Director of the Coffee Club join Emmett Skilton, vegan actor and screen writer to judge this year's entries. The Gluten Free category will be judged by Megan May, owner of Little Bird Cafe in Auckland.

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Emmett Skilton, vegan actor and screen writer



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Brad Jacobs, Co Director of the Coffee Club


Pies will be judged for excellence in taste, appearance, texture, pastry qualities and even glaze.

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Pie Categories:

  • Vegan Steak and Vegan Cheese - base paste bottom, and a flaky pastry on top
  • Vegan Mince and Vegan Cheese - base paste bottom, and a flaky pastry on top
  • Vegan Chicken - base paste bottom, and a flaky pastry on top
  • Fruit pie - short crust pastry
  • Vegetable - base paste bottom, and a flaky pastry on top
  • Café boutique - any sort of pastry, shape, open or closed
  • Gluten Free - any sort of pastry, shape, open or closed
  • Commercial - base paste bottom, and a flaky pastry on top
Plus a Supreme Award!

Conditions of Entry:

  • Pies must be commercially available from your company.
  • Official pie boxes will be sent to the address you provided in your registration shortly.
  • Please send or deliver two identical pies per category to arrive between Friday 30th Oct and Sunday 1st Nov to; The Butcher's Son 204 Jervois Rd, Herne Bay, Auckland 1011
  • Please return the ingredient statement provided.
  • Round, oval or square standard tins must be used.
  • Pies may not weigh more than 280gm.
  • Pies must contain a base paste bottom, and a flaky pastry on top. (Cafe boutique and gluten free may use any kind of pastry.)
  • The same pie can not be used in more than one category.
  • You must include a copy of your commercial food handling permit, TFCP or National program number in the box with your pies.
  • The Commercial Category includes only mechanically assembled pies made by commercial producers, who make minimum batch sizes that start at 1000 units.
  • One entry per category, except commercial which can have many different entries.

$20 per pie entry

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