Wanaka pie wins sil­ver

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A hum­ble Wanaka mince and cheese pie has won a sil­ver award at the na­tional pie awards

The Bak­ery Whole­sale en­tered the Com­mer­cial Whole­sale cat­e­gory of the Bakels Supreme Pie Awards.

The cat­e­gory was open to whole­salers who make 60,000 pies per week for com­mer­cial dis­tri­bu­tion.

The bak­ery also won top 10 awards for their steak and gravy, steak and cheese, and chicken and veg­etable pies.

Bak­ery busi­ness co-owner Ian Warner was thrilled.

‘‘It’s great to be recog­nised for the sig­nif­i­cant growth we’ve ex­pe­ri­enced in the last cou­ple of years in par­tic­u­lar – we have ex­panded our dis­tri­bu­tion through­out New Zealand and have in­creased our pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity to 17,000 pies per day.’’

His brother-in-law and coowner Ja­son Daniel­son has been mak­ing pies for 25 years and worked closely on the recipe with The Bak­ery’s master baker Mal­colm Thomp­son.

‘‘Mince and cheese is a Kiwi clas­sic and we’ve re­fined our recipe to cre­ate some­thing that has the per­fect com­bi­na­tion of pas­try and top-qual­ity mince and cheese,’’ Daniel­son said.

Ian and Del­wyn Warner and Ja­son Daniel­son bought the Queen­stown Bak­ery in 2010 and launched The Bak­ery Whole­sale busi­ness.

The Bak­ery Whole­sale is one of the largest fam­ily-owned and op­er­ated bak­ery busi­nesses in the South Is­land and has ex­pan­sion plans for its Wanaka fac­tory.

‘‘To re­ceive this na­tion­wide en­dorse­ment is bril­liant.’’


Ian Warner and Ja­son Daniel­son with the award-win­ning Wanaka pie.

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