PRESS RELEASE 24 May 2010
Proper Cornish wins British Pie Award & Cornwall Business Award Proper Cornish Food Company in Bodmin is celebrating its win of two prestigious awards in one week – it was winner of the Cornish Pasty category at the British Pie Awards and also won the Best Diversification category at the Cornwall Business Awards.
The British Pie Awards took place in Melton Mowbray, Leicester on Wednesday with more than 700 pies being tasted by more than 60 judges, who included a host of food experts and celebrity chefs. Well known TV chef and author, Phil Vickery, along with food writer and celebrity chef, Tamasin Day-Lewis judged the Cornish Pasty category. They were impressed by the taste and authenticity of the winning handmade Cornish pasty from Proper Cornish which is made to a traditional family recipe handed down through generations.
The Cornwall Business Awards were presented at St Mellion International Resort on Thursday in front of an audience of 300 business and public sector leaders. Former Vice Chairman at West Ham United Football Club, Karren Brady, presented the award for Best Diversification to Jane Flowerdew, Marketing Director of Proper Cornish Food Company.
Renowned for supporting local farmers and working closely with suppliers to source all of its farm produce locally wherever possible, Proper Cornish places a huge emphasis on provenance and sustainability. The company uses only the finest, freshest ingredients, sourced in Cornwall wherever possible and avoids preservatives and artificial additives in its products. Proper Cornish are part of the Cornish Pasty Association supporting the protection of the Cornish Pasty.
According to Phil Ugalde, Chairman of Proper Cornish Food Company, these wins reflect the company’s commitment to Cornwall and to producing quality Cornish food:
“Proper Cornish is very proud to be a Cornish family company producing the very best Cornish food. These awards are fantastic news, not only for us but also for the farmers, suppliers, customers and members of the team who all play an extremely valuable part in the company. We think it’s very important that the Cornish pasty is made in Cornwall, by people from Cornwall and from quality Cornish ingredients, and winning these esteemed awards reflects this.”
“The British Pie Awards are the biggest and most significant in the industry. It was a very tough competition and the standard of entrants, all from Cornwall, in the Cornish Pasty category was exceptionally high. This in itself is great news for the pasty as it demonstrates the fantastic quality of production in the county. It is also very pleasing for us that, from a highly competitive field, we’ve come out on top.”
For more information about Proper Cornish Food Company visit www.propercornish.co.uk.
For a full list of winners and judges at The British Pie Awards visit www.britishpieawards.co.uk.
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• Proper Cornish Food Company is the UK's leading handmade Cornish pasty manufacturer. Based in Bodmin in beautiful North Cornwall, Proper Cornish makes its traditional Cornish pasties to an old family recipe handed down through generations.
• Proper Cornish places a huge emphasis on provenance and sustainability using only the finest, freshest ingredients, sourced in Cornwall wherever possible and avoiding preservatives and artificial additives. It strongly believes in supporting local farmers and works closely with its suppliers to source all of its farm produce locally wherever possible.