Enter your Cornish pasty in our World Pasty Championships

The 2015 World Pasty Championships will take place at Eden on Saturday 28 February 2015! The legendary Fisherman's Friends will be providing entertainment on the day!

Cook holding two giant Cornish pasties with world map rendered in pastry
  • Date: Saturday 28 February 2015, the Saturday before the national day of Cornwall, St Piran’s Day
  • Price to enter a pasty in the competition: £10 per category, or £5 for the junior categories (includes entry to Eden for competitor plus one guest)
  • The general public can visit the Championships and take part in the activities as part of the normal Eden admission price.

As the Eden Project is based in Cornwall, our World Pasty Championships will celebrate the traditional Cornish pasty recipe, as well as some more unusual varieties. From the Americas to Australia, pasties derived from recipes passed down by Cornish emigrants over centuries are eaten and enjoyed by many millions of people. We invite entries from around the world to our Championships.


There are eight categories in all, with the opportunity to enter a traditional Cornish pasty or an alternative savoury pasty:

  1. Cornish Pasty – Company
  2. Cornish Pasty – Professional
  3. Cornish Pasty – Amateur
  4. Cornish Pasty Junior (15 and under)
  5. Open Savoury – Company
  6. Open Savoury - Professional
  7. Open Savoury – Amateur
  8. Open Savoury - Junior (15 and under)

How to enter

  • Online registration will open soon.

Entertainment all day

Celebrate a few days ahead of St Piran's Day (Cornwall's national day) with our great line-up of live music and other pasty-themed fun! In the evening, come to the Oggy Oscars Ceremony where the champions will be announced, and then enjoy live music and a few beers in our Mediterranean Biome after. 

Previous Championships

Read what happened on the day:

World Pasty Championships 2014 logoFisherman's Friends

The championships at Eden will be a great celebration of the pasty and a chance for bakers in Cornwall and beyond to show off their talents.

Mark Muncey, chairman of the Cornish Pasty Association


Hedluv and Passman performing at Eden Project

Hedluv and Passman: The Pasty Song

Watch the Cornish rappers perform at the World Pasty Championships.



James Strawbridge holding a pasty

TV chef James Strawbridge's pasty making tips

James will be appearing at our World Pasty Championships on Saturday 1 March.