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2017 Traditional Steak Pie Evaluation

Friday, 15th Sep 2017

The 2017-2018 title for best butchers` steak pie in Scotland goes to Leith butcher

Traditional Steak Pie Evaluation

Results of the product evaluation held at the Stirling Campus of Forth Valley College on Friday 11th August. . Regional champions were subsequently mystery shopped and the sensory panel at Abertay University were asked to judge the final. They decided the overall Scottish Champion should be awarded to the Steak Pie purchased at James Anderson butchers in Leith.

John Henderson of James Anderson was stunned and amazed when he discovered that he had won the top award. He said:-

“We have not done anything different, we have been using the same recipe for years. I have never changed the recipe, the gravy mix or the cooking method. It is the first time that we have entered any competition and I am delighted and particularly delighted for the staff who have done the job properly.”

John Henderson is looking forward to promoting is pies in both his Leith shop and his other outlet that trades as Charles Wilson in Corstorphine.


2017-2018 Scottish Steak Pie Champion

Above: The new Scottish Champion, John Henderson of James Anderson in Leith, proud staff and cattle buyer Jimmy Robertson receiving the award from Judith Johnston of contest sponsors Lucas Ingredients

Scottish Champion 2017-2018
James Anderson, Great Junction St, Leith
East of Scotland Champion
W F Stark, Buckhaven
West of Scotland Champion
Gary Walker Butchers, Glasgow
North of Scotland Champion
H &. S Milne &. Sons, Bucksburn
South East of Scotland Champion
James Anderson, Leith
South West of Scotland Champion
David Faulds &. Sons, Kilmarnock

After leading the judging panel Dr Jon Wilkin, Lecturer in New Product Development at Abertay University said:-

“We were impressed by the entries to this year’s Steak Pie competition, the qualities of the finalists were above what we expected, the scores were close, and in fact it was so close that we spent some time afterwards discussing the different products. However there has to be one winner.

"We felt that the crumbly texture of the pastry was a perfect attribute to this product, crisp but not dry or oily. The winning factor for us was the succulent nature and quality of the steak within the pie, including the steak to gravy ratio. We felt this pie reflected well on one of Scotland’s national dishes and we encourage all consumers to try this product.”

GOLD AWARD  .
Clark &. Drummond Ltd Stirling
Crombies of Edinburgh Edinburgh
Cross Butchers Ltd Kilsyth
Gleddoch Family Butchers Paisley
Grants Butchers Dundee
John Marshall &. Son Johnstone
Kirk Butchers Cardenden
Linton Butchers East Linton
Mearns T McCaskie Weymss Bay
Milngavie Butcher Milngavie
Murdoch Brothers Forres
T &. R Skinner Kippen
The Buffalo Farm Kirkcaldy
The Butcher Shop Kinghorn Kinghorn

Above: East of Scotland winner, Amos Smith from WF Stark in Buckhaven receiving his award from Judith Johnston of contest sponsors Lucas Ingredients

SILVER AWARD  .
A D Paton Butchers Largs
A J Jamieson Fochabers
Allan Learmonth Jedburgh
Andersons Quality Butcher North Berwick
Andrew Reid Glasgow
Ann Davidson Scone
Bel`s Butchers Edzell
Boghall Butchers Bathgate
Brown the Butchers Turriff
Cairngorm Butchers Ltd Grantown on Spey
Crossans Butchers Ltd Airdrie
D H Robertson Arbroath
Ewings Quality Butcher Baillieston
Fergusons of Airdrie Airdrie
Fraser Brothers Dingwall
G J Sanderson Coldstream
Grierson Brothers Castle Douglas
Grossetts of Tayside Dundee
Hunters of Kinross Kinross
John Hill Dunblane
John Lawson Uphall
John M Munro Muir of Ord
McDowall Butchers Ltd Paisley
R Brown &. Son Stenhousemuir
R T Stuart Buckhaven
Rendalls Quality Butcher Stirling
Richards Family Butchers Grangemouth
S Collins &. Son Muirhead
T H Carson Dalbeattie
Thomas Burns &. Son Boness
Thomas Johnston Falkirk
Tom Courts Quality Foods Burntisland
W P Tulloch Paisley
W Reid Hopeman
Wrights Butcher East Kilbride





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