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WeeCOOK win big at 2022 British Pie Awards

WeeCOOK have won two accolades at the 2022 British Pie Awards.

Published: March 15, 2022
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The Carnoustie based business, WeeCOOK, won the Best Fish Pie in Britain with a Gold Award for their Fishwife pie at this year’s awards.

The pie is filled with Scottish Haddock, Salmon, Smoked Haddock, local Arbroath Smokies and head chef Hayley’s secret family recipe fish sauce.

In addition to this achievement, WeeCOOK’s youngest apprentice Paul Curran (16 of Monifieth) won the British Young Pie maker of the year trophy.

This is the second consecutive year WeeCOOK have won and its with great pride that Paul accepted the trophy not only on behalf of himself but for the honour of retaining this award for his team and Scottish Pie makers.

WeeCOOK also won a highly commended runners up Silver medal for the Vegetarian Caponata Formaggio Pie and a bronze medal for the Spicy Piri Piri and red onion pie.

A spokesperson for the business said: "To come away with the awards we did, is even more impressive as the competition was particularly tough this year with a record 976 entries."

The Awards were judged by 151 experts last week in the UK’s Capital of Pies, Melton Mowbray.

Picture: Martin Elliott of MEPICS

There are 23 categories including Pork Pies, Steak and Ale, Game, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dessert, Vegetarian etc.

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Owner of WeeCOOK Hayley Wilkes, said; we’re absolutely delighted to have our pies recognised alongside such incredible pie producers from all over the British Isles.

"We’re proud to represent Scotland at these national awards. We’re especially chuffed that we have won the award for our Fishwife pie using the amazing Angus & Fife sourced seafood that we know and love.

"The team are of course over the moon for Paul our Modern Apprentice who has developed so much since starting with us. Paul had done himself, his family and his team proud, and is a worthy winner his award and huge trophy.

"The overall winner was a Gluten-Free Vegetarian Pie called ‘Mooless’ Pie made by Pieminister of Bristol. We love their pies and congratulate them on their deserved success."

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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