Our Billington Foodservice took home not one, but a fantastic 12 awards from The Great British Pie Awards 2020, held in Melton Mowbray – a town famous around the world for its pork pies.
With a history of producing pies in our Wellingborough-based factory – appropriately named The Bakery – for over 25 years, we’re delighted the tasty and quality pies from Billington Foodservice are getting the recognition they deserve.
Running for over 11 years, The Great British Pie Awards were set up to nationally celebrate one of the icons of British Cuisine, the humble pie! Savoury, sweet, vegan or meat, any pie is welcome in the awards and is judged by industry professionals. They aim to recognise the craft of bakers, butchers and other produces, celebrating the heritage of the dish, promoting regional specialties and supporting British produce.
All our pies are created by a dedicated chef team who take pride in understanding the end consumer, the menu aspirations and current trends before they develop a recipe. Our award-winning pies from Billington Foodservice feature on numerous high-profile pub group chains in the UK.
Nicola Mills, Marketing Director for Billington Foodservice said, “It’s fantastic news, for our business and our customers. Our chefs take enormous pride in the creation of our pies, ensuring they understand the consumer demands as well as the values of the menu that will be serving the pies.”
Gary Blake, CEO of The Billington Group added: “It’s fantastic to see our products and foodservice teams get recognised, especially in the hometown of some of the world’s best pies.
“Our chefs work to develop delicious recipes using quality ingredients, delivering innovative twists on classic flavours to pubs all over the country, so we’re thankful to the judges for recognising their efforts.”
A huge well done to everyone involved!