Pasties from Bristol, Sheffield, Plymouth and Cornwall triumph at the World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project at the weekend.
A decorated amateur baker from Bristol took top prize. Vanessa Farr, who won in the Cornish Pasty Amateur category, is part of a dedicated group of friends from the city who have been attending the competition since the first one in 2012.
She previously won the category at the championships in 2017 and bagged third place in 2013 and 2014 and second place last year (2019).
She bakes her competition pasties in Padstow to ensure they can be defined as Cornish.
Daisy Lovejoy, eight, from Plymouth won prizes in both junior categories. She was victorious in the Cornish Pasty Junior class and came third in the Open Savoury Junior section with a pasty filled with lasagne.
Jodie Heath, 14, from Bodmin added to her impressive tally of five top-three finishes at the World Pasty Championships with a victory in the Open Savoury Junior category with a sweet and sour chicken pasty, her second win.
Another big winner was amateur baker Jan Micallef from Sheffield who took top honours in the Open Savoury Amateur class with a goat’s cheese, pear and walnut pasty.
David Timmins from St Columb Road claimed his third World Pasty Championships title with the Cornish Pasty Professional gong while Nick Brown from Liskeard claimed his second with the Open Savoury Professional for his ham hock, cheddar and apple chutney pasty.
Rowe’s Cornish Bakers had a strong showing following its Cornish Pasty Company win last year (2019). It was victorious in the Open Savoury Company category with their chicken, leek, potato and onion pasty.
The Phat Pasty Co. from Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire won the coveted Cornish Pasty Company category.
Dave Meneer has been the head judge of the World Pasty Championships every year since the beginning and was given the coveted Pasty Ambassador award for his outstanding contribution to the competition.
Full winners’ list
Cornish Pasty Company
- First – The Phat Pasty Co.
- Second – Cornish Premier Pasties (hand-layered gourmet)
- Third – Cornish Premier Pasties (mixed gourmet)
Open Savoury Company
- First – Rowe’s Cornish Bakery with a chicken, leek, potato and onion pasty
- Second – The Pure Pasty Co. with a lamb jalfrezi pasty
- Third – The Pure Pasty Co. with a cheese and onion pasty
Cornish Pasty Professional
- First – David Timmins from St Columb Road, Cornwall
- Second – David Collings from Fowey, Cornwall
- Third – Phil Price from Bodmin, Cornwall
Open Savoury Professional
- First – Nick Brown from Liskeard, Cornwall with a ham hock, cheddar and apple chutney pasty
- Second – Jack Edensor from Bodmin, Cornwall with a garlic chicken and wild mushroom pasty
- Third – Jill Martin from Deal, Kent with a lentil, tomato, ginger, celery and mushroom pasty
Cornish Pasty Amateur
- First – Vanessa Farr from Bristol
- Second – Terry O’Connor from County Longford, Ireland
- Third – Emma Pugsley from London
Open Savoury Amateur
- First – Jan Micallef from Sheffield with a goat’s cheese, pear, shallot and walnut pasty
- Second – Lois Wild from Truro with a black olive, cheese and sweet red pepper pasty
- Third – Steve Foreman from Bristol with a venison, port and wild mushroom pasty
Cornish Pasty Junior
- First – Daisy Lovejoy, aged eight, from Plymouth
- Second – Arran Kerr, eight, from Callington, Cornwall
- Third – Izaac Rogers, 10, from Newquay, Cornwall
Open Savoury Junior
- First – Jodie Heath, 14, from Bodmin, Cornwall with a sweet and sour chicken pasty
- Second – Amy Meredith, 10, from Porthleven, Cornwall with a chilli sausage ragu pasty
- Third – Daisy Lovejoy, eight, from Plymouth with a lasagne pasty