Cornish Premier Pasties triumphed at the World Pasty Championships at the weekend.
The St Columb Major-based baker scored a one-two in the Cornish Pasty Company category for its standard and gourmet pasties, beating Phat Pasty Company into third place.
Phat Pasty was ranked first in the Open Savoury Company category for its peppered steakless vegan pasty.
Her Excellency Josefa González-Blanco, Mexico’s ambassador to the UK, was a special guest at the awards and hailed the strong culinary links between Mexico and Cornwall.
The ambassador presented the special Pasty Ambassador award to Mike Burgess of The Pure Pasty Company in Vienna, Virginia, USA. Burgess was returning for a fifth year running and his company won trophies in 2018 and 2019.
Winner of the World’s Fastest Crimper competition run by the Cornish Pasty Association was Chloe Rowse of Proper Cornish.
The winners collected their Oggy Awards at a glittering ceremony attended by special guests on the Mediterranean Biome stage.
There were more than 100 entries this year with companies, professionals, amateurs and juniors competing for eight awards. Half the awards are for traditional Cornish pasties and the other half are in ‘open savoury’ classes – pasties not cooked to the classic Cornish recipe.
Travelling from the USA and taking part for the first time, was Union Jacks Pasty Shack from Clovis, California. Co-founder Ben Cunliffe grew up in the UK.
Craig Lopez of Union Jacks Pasty Shack said: “It’s absolutely amazing to come out here and compete in the 2022 World Pasty Championships, it’s awesome, amazing and exciting – just great!”
The championships hosted a entertainment, talks and demonstrations. Among the stars were Voice UK winner Molly Hocking from St Ives, comedy superheroes Pasty Man and Pastry Maid, and bands including The Countrymen and Flats and Sharps.
The full list of winners
Open Savoury Junior
1st – Summer Lovejoy, 13, from Plymouth – lasagne pasty
2nd – Daisy Lovejoy, 10, from Plymouth – spaghetti and meatballs pasty
3rd – Jessica Clemo, 9, from St Austell – chicken and chorizo pasty
Cornish Pasty Junior
1st – Carter Deakin, 7, from St Day
2nd – Summer Lovejoy, 13, from Plymouth
3rd – Daisy Lovejoy, 10, Plymouth
Open Savoury Company
1st – Phat Pasty Co. – peppered steakless vegan pasty
2nd – Proper Cornish Ltd – cheese, tomato and basil pasty
3rd – The Pure Pasty Co. – jerk chicken pasty
Cornish Pasty Company
1st – Cornish Premier Pasties Ltd – standard Cornish pasty
2nd – Cornish Premier Pasties Ltd – gourmet Cornish pasty
3rd – Phat Pasty Co
Open Savoury Professional
1st – Andy Heath from Bodmin – sweet and sour chicken pasty
2nd – Mikaela Parry from Calstock – chicken, bacon and leek pasty
3rd – Heidi Clemo from St Austell – chicken curry pasty
Cornish Pasty Professional
1st – Andy Heath from Bodmin
2nd – Damian Grochowalski from St Columb Major
3rd – Phil Price from Looe
Open Savoury Amateur
1st – Jodie Heath from Bodmin – sweet and sour chicken pasty
2nd – Billy Deakin from St Day – hog’s pudding and blue cheese pasty
3rd – Nigel Spooner from Cowes on the Isle of Wight – chicken, squash and anchovy pasty
Cornish Pasty Amateur
1st – Jon Lovejoy from Plymouth
2nd – Simon Richards from Tonbridge in Kent
3rd – Gillian Francis from Liskeard